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AJ Auxerre will host away team Clermont Foot at Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps in this Ligue 2 meeting on Saturday.
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AJ Auxerre will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-2 Ligue 2 victory over Châteauroux.
For AJ Auxerre, the goals were scored by Mattias Autret (59') and Yanis Begraoui (90'). Rémi Mulumba (66') was the scorer for Châteauroux.
It has been all too rare in recent games where AJ Auxerre have shown defensive steel. It will be a concern for them that AJA have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, leaking 8 goals during that time.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that AJ Auxerre:
- have not been beaten in the league by Clermont Foot in their last 3 matches.
- have left without a victory over Clermont Foot in their previous 2 matches in the league.
Last time out, Clermont Foot drew 1-1 in the Ligue 2 match with USL Dunkerque.
The only player to score from Clermont Foot was Yohann Magnin (53'). Billy Ketkeophomphone (39') was the scorer for USL Dunkerque.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 clashes involving Clermont Foot, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game during that period comes out as just 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by Clermont equalling 1. Such a pattern might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Their previous form shows that Clermont Foot:
- have not won against AJ Auxerre in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 10 away league matches. They've been so good on the road.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head clashes stretching back to 17/11/2017 shows that AJ Auxerre have won 1 of these games and Clermont Foot 3, with the tally of drawn results being 2.
A total of 9 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 3 for AJA and 6 for Clermont. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.5.
The last league match between these sides was Ligue 2 match day 23 on 04/02/2020 when the final score was AJ Auxerre 0-0 Clermont Foot.
The match was refereed by Arnaud Baert.
Team News: AJ Auxerre
AJ Auxerre manager Jean-Marc Furlan has a full complement, with no fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game thanks to a fully healthy group available to choose from.
Team News: Clermont Foot
Clermont manager Pascal Gastien has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Jérôme Phojo (Mononucleosis) and Jordan Tell (Muscle Injury) are names that won’t be on the team sheet.
We’re inclined to think that Clermont Foot are dangerous enough to put one past this AJ Auxerre outfit, but that realistically won’t be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re expecting both teams to score in a 2-1 win for AJ Auxerre by the conclusion of the game. Could easily see this go either way.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps (18,541)
Chairman: Francis Graille
Manager: Jean-Marc Furlan
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 12