France Ligue 2 – Chateauroux v Auxerre Preview (1/11/19)

Match Preview

Just when you think Auxerre are getting something going they lay an egg and suffer a surprising defeat. The 0-1 loss to Grenoble at home last week was really poor in a match which they offered little. It was a typical sort of sloppy Auxerre performance which new coach Jean Marc Furlan has yet to properly iron out. They remain a work in progress and inconsistent. The positive in recent weeks is how improved they’ve seemed defensively. AJA have only conceded one goal in three games which is in contrast to the opening 9 fixtures when clean sheets were a rarity. Tonight they face a Chateauroux side who have a problem scoring goals. They have netted just 4 all season although things have slightly improved of late. Their lack of profligacy in front of goal is a major concern and leads me to suspect Auxerre will win tonight. They are an unreliable beast though and aren’t a great price. They deserve to be favourites, but only just in my opinion. So I’m happy to leave this match fully alone.

Prediction: 0-1

Recommended bet: None