France Ligue 2 – Brest v Auxerre Preview (17/9/16)

brest-ajaBrest preview

  • Defeat at home to Clermont last week ended their unbeaten start to the season.
  • Have otherwise looked quite good under new coach Jean Marc Furlan.
  • Furlan is an attack minded coach who will always hunt for a win instead of settling for a draw.
  • Key playmaker Bruno Grougi is injured, along with starting right back Gaetan Belaud.

Auxerre preview

  • Inconsistent side difficult to predict, although have drawn their last two matches 0-0
  • Despite this, I don’t personally see them as a negative team.
  • Still trying to build an identity under new coach Viorel Moldovan.
  • A lot of young players have been employed so far this season, but Moldovan is gradually bringing some more experienced heads back into the side.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Auxerre matches are one of the hardest to bet in due to their unpredictable nature.
  • On the face of things statistically, this looks set to be a matchup between contrasting sides. But I have a feeling Auxerre could potentially get sucked into a shootout.
  • With that in mind, over 2 or over 2.25 goals is slightly tempting.
  • However, due to their high amount of 0-0s then it’s probably not the wisest move.
  • Ligue 2 Saturday afternoon games do have a history of lower scoring matches.
  • Really tough match to predict in terms of outcome so a clear no bet situation.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None