France Ligue 2 GFC Ajaccio v Amiens Preview (27/9/16)

gfca-ascGFC Ajaccio preview

  • Now lost 2 of their last 3 games following defeat at home to Nimes on Friday (0-2)
  • Have only scored 5 goals in 8 games which is one of the poorest returns in the entire league.
  • Matters aren’t helped by injuries to three starting attackers who all miss tonight’s game - Boujedra, Cisse & Maah.
  • Midfielder Jerome Lemoigne also remains sidelined, and left back Jerome Mombris is rested out.
  • Le Stade Ange Casanova is usually a fortress but GFC have yet to win in front of their own fans this season.

Amiens preview

  • The newly promoted team continue to ride high and have now won 5 of their last 6 games.
  • It’s starting to get the to the stage when they might have to be taken a bit more seriously.
  • On paper they have one of the weakest squads in the ligue but they are performing brilliantly together.
  • Injuries are few and far between with only long term casualties ruled out. The squad is in very good health.
  • Seem to have no problem performing on the road and have won 3 out of 4 away games.

Conclusion & betting analysis

  • This match was postponed a few weeks ago due to a waterlogged pitch, hence why it’s being played on this unusual date.
  • That GFCA are as big as a -0.25 favourite at home to Amiens shows just how well the visitors have performed this season.
  • If this was an opening day match, GFC would’ve been about a 1.65 just to win straight up!
  • Amiens have to be given some respect. Their bubble will probably burst at some stage, but until it does then I won’t bet against them.
  • Their team spirit, determination and great tactics from the coach just prove you don’t always need to greatest ability to succeed in this ligue.
  • Nevertheless, a trip to Corsica is never easy and GFCA usually play well at home.
  • This is a difficult match to predict and it might end a draw. One point would be enough for Amiens to regain top spot.
  • I’m not interesting in betting on the game. I have learnt my lesson before not to bet against sides like Amiens, who defy logic.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None