France Ligue 2 – Ajaccio v Guingamp Preview (13/3/20)

Match Preview

Ajaccio

  • 1-0 victory vs Rodez last time out ended a run of 3 straight losses
  • Comfortably in midtable on 35 points
  • 6-4-4 home record has been quite solid this season
  • Veteran midfielder Mathieu Coutadeur suspended
  • Laci (CM) & Nouri (AM) both return from injury 

Guingamp

  • Terrible 0-5 defeat at home to Clermont last time out leaves them in major trouble
  • Won just 1 of their last 21 matches 
  • 2-7-5 away record hasn’t been too bad, containing a lot of draws
  • Defensive injuries with Niakate, Ndembe & Sorbon all ruled out

Conclusion & Betting analysis

There is a real risk that Guingamp could go down now. They got absolutely rinsed 5-0 by Clermont ten days ago although that result should be put in isolation because Clermont are a top class side in great form. Until then, interim coach Fred Bompard appeared to be getting slightly more out of the team with 4 straight draws. I still believe there is enough quality within this squad to avoid the drop and it wouldn’t actually shock me if they got something today. Guingamp seem a better side on the road and if they can pick themselves up then at least a draw is possible. Ajaccio are a tempting price on a -0.25 handicap but have lost 3 of their last 4 games so I’ll give this one a miss.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None