France Ligue 2 – Dunkerque v Auxerre Preview (22/12/20)

Match Preview

Dunkerque

  • Sitting 12th after a mixed season so far with 6 wins 8 losses and just 2 draws
  • Lost 3 of last 4 fixtures and conceded 7 goals in previous two games
  • Midfielder Redouane Kerrouche is suspended but they have no fresh injury concerns
  • 6 out of 8 home matches ended under 2.5 goals

Auxerre

  • Unbeaten in 9 games, a run which has seen them move up to 4th in the table
  •  Away form is their achilles heel, just the 10th best record in the league with 2 wins in 7
  • Highest scoring team in the league with 33 goals
  • Left back Quentin Bernard is suspended 
  • Playmaker Mathias Autret, who has been in good form is injured

Conclusion & Betting analysis

I have been backing Auxerre a lot recently and if their price was bigger then I’d definitely take a nibble. They have a knack of struggling on the road this season though and drawing too many games they should win. I would expect AJA to show their class and have too much for the newly promoted team, but you never quite know with Dunkerque. They can blow very hot or cold and difficult to predict. Auxerre can be backed around the 2.05 mark which is too short really when they are away from home. I also like over 2.25 goals but fixtures at this venue have generally been low scoring. Friday’s loss to Caen was a 2-3 more open match though. Ultimately, I’m not going to bet on this match but Auxerre should win. 

Prediction: 1-2

Recommended bet: None