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AC Ajaccio will arrive at Stade des Costières on Monday for the Ligue 2 meeting with hosts Nîmes.
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Nîmes head into this fixture after a 2-2 Ligue 2 drawn game against AJ Auxerre.
The only player to score from Nîmes was Moussa Koné (75', 90'). Mattias Autret (40') and Gaëtan Charbonnier (48') scored for AJ Auxerre.
It has been all too rare in recent times that Nîmes have shown defensive steel. In fact, Nîmes have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 10 goals along the way. We will have to find out if that trend will be sustained here.
Their prior results show that Nîmes:
- have not been beaten in the league by AC Ajaccio in their last 4 matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 4 league matches. Things will have to change soon.
After tasting defeat last time out to Quevilly-Rouen in Ligue 2 competition, AC Ajaccio will be hoping to turn things around here.
Alassane Diaby (62') was the scorer for Quevilly-Rouen.
The strike force from AC Ajaccio have struggled for goals in their past six encounters, recording the disappointing return of only 4. In those fixtures, L 'Ours have also seen the collective goal tally of their opponents equal 3.
Coming into this clash, AC Ajaccio have not won against Nîmes when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good at all.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 11/09/2015 shows us that Nîmes have won 3 of these and AC Ajaccio 1, with the number of draws being 2.
A combined sum of 16 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 10 from Les Crocodiles and 6 netted by L 'Ours. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Ligue 2 match day 24 on 02/02/2018 and the score finished Nîmes 1-1 AC Ajaccio.
On that day, Nîmes managed 66% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Sada Thioub (74').
AC Ajaccio got 9 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Gimbert (53') scored.
The referee was Florent Batta.
Team News: Nîmes
There aren’t many personnel worries, with just the lone fitness concern for the Nîmes gaffer Pascal Plancque to contend with due to a largely intact set of players. Anthony Briancon (Knee Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: AC Ajaccio
Owing to a fully injury-free squad ready to go, the AC Ajaccio boss Olivier Pantaloni does not have any fitness concerns whatsoever coming into this game.
Our assessment here is that AC Ajaccio will have to perform well to see themselves scoring against this Nîmes outfit who we think will manage to get a goal of their own in a winning performance.
We therefore fancy a very even contest with a 1-0 advantage for Nîmes at the conclusion of the game.
We’re expecting it to be that close.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Costières (18,364)
Captain: Anthony Briançon
Chairman: Rani Assaf
Manager: Pascal Plancque
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 11
⭐ Star Man: Moussa Koné
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Moussa Koné was born in Dakar, Senegal. After having made a senior debut playing for FC Zürich in the 2015 - 2016 season, the talented Forward has scored 3 league goals in this Ligue 2 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in 5 appearances.