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The Ligue 2 fixture at Stade François Coty on Saturday sees home side AC Ajaccio lock horns with Valenciennes FC.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the AC Ajaccio v Valenciennes FC game - as well as up-to-date odds.
AC Ajaccio won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-1 Ligue 2 loss in their previous game against Chambly Oise.
In that game, AC Ajaccio had 59% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for AC Ajaccio was Gaëtan Courtet (64'). Chambly Oise had 6 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Bastien Badu (52') and Bradley Danger (57') scored for Chambly Oise.
AC Ajaccio haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their goals record stands at just 2 against opponents over the course of their previous 6 outings. In those meetings, L 'Ours have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 10. That kind of pattern might not follow through here, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that AC Ajaccio:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Valenciennes FC in their previous 3 matches.
- haven't won against Valenciennes FC in their last 2 league matches.
In their last fixture, Valenciennes FC drew 2-2 in the Ligue 2 tie with AJ Auxerre.
In that match, Valenciennes FC managed 52% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Valenciennes FC, goals were scored by Joffrey Cuffaut (45') and Baptiste Guillaume (86'). At the other end, AJ Auxerre got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Gautier Lloris (22') and Mickaël Le Bihan (32') scored for AJ Auxerre.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 clashes featuring Valenciennes FC, three or more goals have been struck. The average number of goals per game within that spell is 3.33, with the average number of goals for Valenciennes FC standing at 0.83.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Valenciennes FC:
- have not won against AC Ajaccio in games played away from home for the previous 6 matches in the league. Not good at all.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 matches in the league.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head clashes stretching back to 28/09/2018 tells us that AC Ajaccio have won 3 of them and Valenciennes FC 1, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A total of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 10 of them from L 'Ours and 7 netted by Les Athéniens. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.83.
The last league meeting between the two was Ligue 2 match day 13 on 01/12/2020 and the score finished Valenciennes FC 1-1 AC Ajaccio.
The referee was Mathieu Vernice.
Team News: AC Ajaccio
AC Ajaccio boss Olivier Pantaloni will be happy not to have any fitness concerns to speak of before this match thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from.
Team News: Valenciennes FC
Owing to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Valenciennes FC boss Olivier Guégan has zero fitness concerns to report coming into this game.
We’re inclined to think that Valenciennes FC will do well to score goals against this AC Ajaccio lineup who will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore predicting a highly competitive game with a 1-0 advantage for AC Ajaccio at the end of the match.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade François Coty (10,446)
Captain: Mathieu Coutadeur
Chairman: Christian Leca
Manager: Olivier Pantaloni
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 15
🔑 Star Man: Gaëtan Courtet
Regularly deployed in the Striker position, Gaëtan Courtet was born in France. After having made a senior debut playing for Reims in the 2010 - 2011 season, the gifted Forward has netted 4 league goals in the Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 24 appearances.