The second half of the year will have been complicated for Paris FC.
Fourth at the end of the 2021-2022 season, the PFC is currently in 9th place in Ligue 2 before this 17th day (6V, 5D, 5D).
If the Parisians shine away (five consecutive successes, a historic first), the balance sheet is much weaker at home.
Since the start of the season, Paris FC has won only once at Charléty.
It was on August 6 against Quevilly Rouen Métropole (2-1) during the second day of Ligue 2. Since?
A record of two draws and four defeats.
The fight promises to be tough, because Le Havre is a solid leader in the championship, crowned with a prestigious victory Monday evening against Bordeaux (1-0).
The HAC lost only once this season (1-0 against Valenciennes).
Chance of the calendar, it was also during the 2nd day of the championship.
There is still reason to be optimistic with statistics in favor of Paris FC.
The club has lost only one of its last six meetings against Le Havre (3 wins, 2 draws), it was February 6, 2021 (1-0 at the Océane stadium, in Le Havre).
Over the last two games, advantage to Paris FC with a draw (2-2 at home on January 17) and a victory in Le Havre (1-2, August 7, 2021).
“Starting again on a base that was ours last year”
At a press conference, Thierry Laurey assured that he had "a tenfold desire, for this end of the year, to start again on a base which was ours last year, where at home things were going very well".
For that, he knows that he will have to rely on his young talents in order to cope with the many injuries.
“We are lucky to have quality young people,” he certified at a press conference.
Although the start of the season has been difficult, he is confident that there is still time to come back and that it will come with a victory against Le Havre, even though he knows it will be "a complicated match".
His counterpart Luka Elsner, coach of the HAC, indicated that the club went to the lawn of Paris FC with “a lot of caution and modesty”.
He said “they (Paris FC) will be motivated by the idea of playing against us.
We will be too.
I think it will deliver an interesting match.
He underlined the fact that Paris FC had "difficulties with a few injuries" but that it was "steeped in talent, qualities and which can hurt at any time".
Le Havre left-back Christophe Opéri recalled that “all the teams are difficult to play in Ligue 2. We know that we are going to be expected.
We approach this match with a lot of determination.
This meeting takes place as part of Celebration Week, a kind of French Boxing Day.
For the occasion, Paris FC organizes entertainment on the sidelines of the match.
The opening of the stadium will be an hour and a half before kick-off, at 7:30 p.m.