France Ligue 2 – Auxerre v Niort Preview (28/2/20)

Match Preview

Auxerre lost 1-3 away against local rivals Trpyes on Monday night. They had to play the entire second half with 10 men and looked a bit ragged in the end. AJA have known for a while they weren’t going to be in any sort of promotion contender and now they actually have to look down rather than up. Should they lose this match then the relegation door would potentially be just 3 points away.  A much improved Niort under new manager Franck Passi travel here tonight. The visitors have won 2 of their last 3 games and appear much more positive with Passi at the helm. They have started to climb above Le Mans and currently reside in the relegation playoff position. Auxerre are a weird side who can be very hit or miss. All too often I’ve seen them in this odds on position at home and fail to deliver. Draws are often their achilles heel at this stadium. I suspect we might get an open game though based on how Niort have approached things recently. Over 2 goals certainly has some appeal in my opinion.

Prediction: 2-1

Recommended bet: Over 2 goals @1.84