France Ligue 2 – Ajaccio v Auxerre Preview (5/2/21)

Match Preview

Ajaccio

  • Just 1 losses in last 14 games has put Ajaccio in a comfortable midtable spot
  • Won last 4 consecutive home games and finding form at their own stadium
  • 8 out of 11 home matches ended under 2.5, although the recent trend has been different
  • Striker Bevic Moussiti Oko is ruled out injured

Auxerre

  • Important victory against top of the table Troyes on Tuesday has re-ignited their promotion bid
  • 3-4-4 away record this season has been an achilles heel
  • Highest scoring team in the league with 45 goals
  • Midfield playmaker Hamza Sakhi is injured

Conclusion & Betting analysis

Auxerre won the reverse fixture 5-1 and actually did the double over Ajaccio last season beating them 3-1 and 3-2 respectively. It seems that Jean Marc Furlan has a good matchup vs Olivier Pantaloni and has won the last 5 meetings. Ajaccio are in good form but the simple fact is that Auxerre are the better team with better squad depth and that bit of extra class. I’m not a great fan of betting against Ajaccio on their own home patch but it feels like the right time to be taking them on. Auxerre are surprisingly underdogs on a DNB around the 2.10 mark. I would have the visitors as clear -0.25 favourites myself and they can kick on from their excellent win on Tuesday night vs Troyes. The manager H2H is also very favourable here and it seems Furlan knows how to get a result against Ajaccio.

Prediction: 1-2

Recommended bet: Auxerre DNB @2.13