France Ligue 2 – Pau v Auxerre Preview (20/4/21)

Match Preview

Pau

  • 7 match unbeaten run has seen Pau move up to 15th place
  • Still hovering only just above safety though and the pressure is on
  • Won last 4 home games and really found form at this venue
  • Important midfielder Souleymane Diarra is suspended

Auxerre

  • Back to back victories have put Auxerre back in playoff contention
  • Draws have been an achilles heel but only lost 1 of last 11 games
  • Squad in good health with only midfielder Birama Toure ruled out of significance

Conclusion & Betting analysis

Pau have really fought hard in the last couple of months and given themselves a really good chance of avoiding relegation. They’ve dug in hard, often against some good teams and their form has to be respected. Both teams need the points for different reasons here but you sense that Auxerre are in more desperate need of a maximum haul. They are 2 points off a playoff place and with Clermont facing Paris FC at the same time tonight it is a really good chance to make up some ground. I’m not going to bet on this game because I genuinely feel it could go either way. Auxerre do have the extra quality and class and they have looked very dangerous from set pieces recently, clearly working on that part of their game recently. Maybe this could end a draw? I’m just not sure.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None