Match Preview vs Forge FC

Match #24

VALOUR FC (5-8-10) vs. FORGE FC (When: Sunday, September 17th, 1 p.m. CDTWhere: IG Field, Winnipeg, Mb.Tickets: to watch: OneSoccer is broadcasting all Canadian Premier League games live PREVIEW:Valour FC still has life, but as the schedule shrinks so do the chances of a postseason berth. Valour enters Sunday’s match against Forge FC 10 points back of fourth and fifth Atletico Ottawa and HFX Wanderers, who hold down the final two playoff spots and the club has just five matches remaining.Valour is coming off a critical 3-1 win last week in Toronto against York United FC and needs more results like that ASAP. In the victory Valour got goals from Dante Campbell, Diego Gutierrez and Jared Ulloa, matching a season high with three tallies in a match.Sunday’s match begins a busy and important week for Valour, with the meeting against Forge followed by a visit from Vancouver FC on Wednesday before the squad travels to the nation’s capital to face Ottawa.Valour then completes its schedule with a trip to Calgary to face Cavalry FC and wraps up at home against the Wanderers on October 6th.THE OTHER GUYS:3 Facts about Forge FC:-Forge is unbeaten in five matches with one win and four draws in its last five, their most recent outing a nil-nil draw with Cavalry last Saturday.-Forge is the toughest team defensively in the CPL, having posted 10 clean sheets in 24 matches with their 1.08 goals conceded per match the lowest in the league. Triston Henry leads all keepers with nine of Forge’s 10 clean sheets.-Forge is led offensively by Terran Campbell, with his 10 goals just one off league-leader Ollie Bassett of Ottawa. Woobens Pacius has also been dangerous, having scored seven goals this season after having found the net a dozen times a year ago.

VALOUR FC SPOTLIGHT:#99: Rayane Yesli, GK: Valour’s last line of defence will be called upon again as the club tries to keep its playoff hopes alive. He leads the CPL with 73 saves and is tied for second in the league with six clean sheets.CRITICAL NUMBER5Valour is unbeaten in its last five home matches against Forge FC dating back to September of 2019, the inaugural season. Since then they’ve posted five straight wins, outscoring one of the CPL’s powers by a combined score of 8-1.All-Time: Valour FC vs. Forge FCOverall: (win-draw-loss): 7-2-8Last meeting: June 16, at IG Field: Valour FC 2 Forge FC 0