GFC Ajaccio – Auxerre SOCCER PICKS
Gazélec Ajaccio and Auxerre meet at Stade Ange Casanova, in a match for the 20th round of League 2. Gazélec Ajaccio won by (2-3) last time they met in this edition of the league, in 03- 08-2018. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 06-04-2018, in a match for the Liga 2 that ended in the victory of Gazélec Ajaccio by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by I. Touré (39 ‘), R. Armand (65’) and C. Gomis (90 ‘), for Gazélec Ajaccio, and R. Philippoteaux (90’), for Auxerre. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Auxerre presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 22 points won, after 6 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Le Havre, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in an away match against Châteauroux, by (0-1). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 11 goals scored and 23 conceded; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium, with 21 goals scored and 22 conceded. In their last match, for the Coupe de France, they lost to Noisy-le-Grand by (2-1). In the last 10 home league matches Gazélec Ajaccio has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 11 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-1 (4 out of 10 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 matches in this competition, they only got 1 comeback in the 12 matches in which they suffered the first goal.
It is medium to low the campaign that the Gazeléc has been doing in the second division of the French championship, so it knows that the way it is is not ideal, it is not far from the area of the playoff descent and the right is to get away from that area. In this way, he knows that he will need a better performance in the field, showing more attitude and strength of will, because this way the opportunity to dominate the opponent and to conquer good results increases significantly, being that is exactly what he wants for this confrontation. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.
After 6 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses, the away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 23 points won. In the last match, they have won at home against Grenoble by (4-0), after in the previous match they have tied tied in an away match against Châteauroux, by (0-0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 6 victories, 5 draws and 4 defeats in his stadium. For the league, Auxerre won 11 points out of 27 possible points, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses in the last 9 home matches. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 9 times and never got the comeback.
The medium-sized campaign is in line with what the Auxerre has been presenting in the field, but is aware that it can do better, so it expects to have regularity to achieve a more calm position. In a game like the current one he knows that he has conditions to obtain a good result and he is behind that which goes, so he tries to show a lot of quality in the field, knowing the right moments to defend and attack. Therefore, if you can present in the field what you want, it is possible to obtain a favorable score and you will fight a lot for that. In this match the best players that are available will go to the field.