With the struggles between Annecy and Villefranche (photo) for second place, but also between Bastia-Borgo and Sète for maintenance, the 34th and last day of National (8:45 p.m.) promises to be doubly exciting.
Launched on Friday August 6, the 2021-2022 edition of the National is about to live its last evening (8:45 p.m., live on FFFTV) and, with it, perhaps its last twists. Because the championship must still deliver two essential keys, at the top and bottom of the classification:
– who will pick up the second place of the rank, synonymous with direct promotion to Ligue 2, Stade Lavallois having already secured the first and the title of champion? They are two in the running: the FC Annecy and the FC Villefranche.
– which will end at fifteenth rank, synonymous with relegation to National 2, to which US Créteil Lusitanos (16th), FC Chamby (17th) and US Boulogne (18th) are already condemned? They are two in the hot seat: the FC Set and the FC Bastia-Borgo… who compete!
Eyes will therefore be focused above all on three meetings in particular: FC Annecy which hosts CS Sedan-Ardennes, FC Villefranche which hosts Bourg-en-Bresse and the face-to-face between FC Bastia-Borgo and FC Sete.
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To accompany Laval in Ligue 2, FC Annecy has its destiny between its feet. The Haut-Savoyard club (2nd, 63 points) has a head start on its competitor, FC Villefranche (3rd, 62 points). In other words, a victory against CS Sedan-Ardennes will certainly make him happy. In the event of a draw or defeat at home, Laurent Guyot’s players will be dependent on the result of the Caladois against Bourg-en-Bresse.
For their part, the men of Hervé Della Maggiore have no choice: they have to beat their Burgan neighbors and hope for a misstep from Annecy (draw or defeat) to climb on the second step of the podium. One point will not be enough in Villefranche: in the event of a tie (at 63 points), the goal differences (particular and general) are favorable to FC Annecy.
All will not be over for all that for the team ranked in third place: the round trip* against the 18th in Ligue 2 (place occupied at this time by Quevilly Rouen Métropole three points behind Rodez AF before the last day of L2) will still be able to allow him to reach the upper floor.
*Tuesday May 24 (8:30 p.m.) and Sunday May 29 (4 p.m.).
FC Annecy is the best performing team at home with 37 points (11 wins, 4 draws, 1 loss).
The Haute-Savoie team has been in a position to be promoted twenty-six times this season.
FC Villefranche are in seventh place in the home team standings (9 wins, 3 draws, 4 losses).
Since Thursday, FC Sète 34 has been breathing a little better. The Hérault club (14th), the first non-relegated, was enriched with three additional points (34 in total), obtained on green carpet (decisions of the Federal Disciplinary Commission) after its match stopped on the 30th day at Red Star. These three points are worth gold when going to FC Bastia-Borgo (16th) who now follows him at … three lengths before this last day.
But the Dolphins will still be under pressure at the Paul-Natali stadium, where Bastia-Borgo can still snatch his support. For this, the islanders (beaten 2-0 in Sète in the first leg and outstripped by general goal difference) must absolutely win by more than two goals (3-0, 4-1, 5-2 , etc) to join their visitors in the standings and take the best on special goal difference.
Bastia-Borgo has been in a relegation position since the start of the season, 33 days in a row.
The Corsican team is twelfth in the ranking of home teams (6 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses).
FC Sète is sixteenth in the ranking of away teams (3 wins, 1 draw, 11 losses).