France Ligue 2 – Niort v GFC Ajaccio Preview (20/9/16)

niort-gfcNiort preview

  • Bottom of the table and they are the only remaining winless side in Ligue 2.
  • Have been embarrassed at home in their last two games falling heavily against Tours & Niort 1-4 and 1-3 respectively.
  • The home faithful are getting restless and they can ill afford another poor performance.
  • Manager Denis Renaud is already under a lot of pressure and has a poor record at this level.
  • Some new injuries to important players. Left back Jonathan Brison and their leading striker Dona Ndoh are both ruled out.

GFC Ajaccio preview

  • Their match at home to Amiens on Friday night was postponed so they’ve had a nice 11 day break from on-field action.
  • Key midfielder Jerome Lemoigne is injured, along with striker Robert Maah.
  • Have only lost once so far this season and look a pretty solid team.
  • Goal scoring can be a problem and have netted just 5 times in 6 games.
  • Won 2 of their 3 away matches and coach Jean Luc Vanucci is usually a good road manager.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • Niort seem in a real mess and I have a feeling new coach Denis Renaud won’t be lasting much longer.
  • He had a shocking time managing Paris FC last season and I’m seeing some definite signs of a repeat here in Niort.
  • GFC are the better team and having rested themselves on Friday, should be fresh and ready to deliver here.
  • Surprisingly, the visitors can be backed on a DNB handicap @ around the 1.85 mark which looks generous.
  • The way Niort are playing it’s difficult to envisage them winning any game of football so this is a pretty obvious pick.
  • I’m not expecting a classic, and something like a 0-1 or 0-2 away win is probably the most likely outcome.

Prediction: 0-1

Recommended bet 1 unit: GFC Ajaccio DNB @ 1.86