AJ Auxerre are going up against away team Grenoble at Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps in this Ligue 2 meeting on Saturday.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the AJ Auxerre v Grenoble match are shown here including the latest game odds.
AJ Auxerre enter this match following a 0-0 Ligue 2 drawn result versus SM Caen.
In that game, AJ Auxerre had 65% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For their opponents, SM Caen got 19 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
Jean-Marc Furlan's AJ Auxerre have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 10 times in their past six outings. The corresponding tally of goals that have been scored against them in those games is 7.
Looking at the pre-match facts, AJ Auxerre:
- have not emerged victorious against Grenoble in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are unbeaten in their previous 4 home league matches.
Following on from tasting defeat last time out to Clermont Foot in Ligue 2 competition, Grenoble will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Grenoble managed 49% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 3 on target. The scorer for Grenoble was Willy Semedo (91'). At the other end, Clermont Foot had 11 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Jim Allevinah (19') and Mohamed Bayo (45') scored for Clermont Foot.
Grenoble have been effective going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 10 goals in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that GF 38 can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same matches. We will have to see whether or not that trend will be sustained in this game.
Coming into this clash, Grenoble are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 26/09/2009, there has been little to separate the clubs with AJ Auxerre winning 2 of those games, Grenoble 2 and 2 being drawn after 90 minutes of play.
A total of 16 goals were produced between them during those clashes, with 8 from AJA and 8 created by GF 38. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.67.
The previous league contest between the two was Ligue 2 match day 19 on 09/01/2021 when the final score was Grenoble 2-2 AJ Auxerre.
The referee was Bartolomeu Varela.
Team News: AJ Auxerre
AJ Auxerre manager Jean-Marc Furlan doesn’t have any fitness worries to speak of before this clash owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Grenoble
Thanks to a fully healthy squad available for selection, Grenoble boss Philippe Hinschberger has zero fitness concerns to report before this game.
We’re thinking that Grenoble might need a bit of good fortune to breach the defence of this AJ Auxerre outfit who will likely just have the edge.
We’re therefore expecting a hard-fought 1-0 advantage for AJ Auxerre when the full-time whistle blows.
Hoping for a good game.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps (18,541)
Captain: Birama Touré
Chairman: Francis Graille
Manager: Jean-Marc Furlan
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 6
🔑 Key Man: Mattias Autret
Typically played in the Left Attacking Midfielder position, Mattias Autret was born in Morlaix, France. After having played his first senior match for Brest in the 2009 - 2010 season, the dangerous Midfielder has managed to score 6 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 32 appearances.