France Ligue 2 – Paris FC v Auxerre Preview (21/11/20)

Match Preview

Paris FC

  • 7 points clear at the top of the table and won 8 out of 10 games
  • Key men Gaetan Laura (ATT) & Lalaina Nomenjanahary (CM) both ruled out injured
  • Left back Ali Abdi is suspended
  • Kept 3 clean sheets in their last 5 games

Auxerre

  • Up to 6th in the table but been inconsistent this season - failing to win consecutive matches at any time
  • Lost 2 out of 4 away matches
  • Attacker Kevin Fortune is the only injury but he doesn’t always start anyway
  • 14 goals conceded is one of the poorest records in the division

Conclusion & Betting analysis

I have been a regular backer of Paris FC this season but I think they could hit some troubled waters soon. Their fixture list for the remainder of November and December is pretty brutal and by Christmas I expect their seven point lead to be cut down. They have to face the likes of ESTAC, Grenoble, Sochaux and Toulouse and this clash vs Auxerre today will be far from easy. It is actually a battle between the two highest scoring teams in Ligue 2 but I suspect Paris FC will miss striker Gaetan Laura who is injured. Auxerre, despite their inconsistencies are one of the best sides in the league and are definitely capable of winning. I have noticed a few signs of Paris FC wavering recently. Both Pau and Caen could have left this venue with points had they taken their chances and even the 1-0 success at Dunkerque was slightly unconvincing. I am certainly not writing off Paris FC but I see a draw or an away victory today. An over 2.5 match wouldn't surprise me.

Prediction: 1-2

Recommended bet: None