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The Ligue 2 match at Stade René-Gaillard on Saturday will see home side Niort take to the field against AJ Auxerre.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Niort v AJ Auxerre, scroll down - plus the latest match odds.
Niort enter this game coming off the back of a 0-0 Ligue 2 drawn result against Clermont Foot.
In that match, Niort had 39% possession and 6 shots at goal with 0 of them on target. At the other end, Clermont Foot got 20 shots at goal with 4 on target.
In their last six games, Sébastien Desabre's Niort have found the net a total of 5 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 0.83.
Going into this contest, Niort are winless against AJ Auxerre in their previous 6 league games.
In their last game, AJ Auxerre drew 1-1 in the Ligue 2 match with Havre AC.
In that game, AJ Auxerre had 59% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer for AJ Auxerre was Rémy Dugimont (39'). Havre AC got 16 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Alexandre Bonnet (53') scored for Havre AC.
Over the course of 5 of the previous 6 games involving AJ Auxerre, a comparatively low number of goals have been hit between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game during that spell is a paltry 1.67, with the number of goals averaged by AJA standing at 0.83.
Taking a look at their past results, AJ Auxerre:
- have not registered a win against Niort in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. Not good.
- remain unbeaten by Niort in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head to head clashes going back to 16/01/2018 shows that Niort have won 0 of them & AJ Auxerre 3, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
A combined sum of 19 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 3 of them from Les chamois and 16 created by AJA. That is an average goals per game value of 3.17.
The previous league contest featuring the two was Ligue 2 match day 14 on 05/12/2020 which finished with the scoreline of AJ Auxerre 6-0 Niort.
The match was refereed by Romain Lissorgue.
Team News: Niort
Issouf Paro (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Mathieu Michel (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be able to play for Niort gaffer Sébastien Desabre.
Team News: AJ Auxerre
With a fully injury-free squad available to choose from, AJ Auxerre boss Jean-Marc Furlan has no fitness worries to speak of before this clash.
When taking everything into account, Niort will have to perform well to get anything against this AJ Auxerre side who we think should be able to get on the scoresheet themselves in a winning performance.
We’re therefore anticipating a highly competitive game with a 0-1 winning score for AJ Auxerre at the end of the match.
There should be little in it.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade René-Gaillard (11,352)
Captain: Dylan Louiserre
Chairman: Karim Fradin
Manager: Sébastien Desabre
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 13
🔑 Key Man: Olivier Kemen
Usually taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Olivier Kemen was born in Douala, Cameroon. After having played his first senior match for Lyon in the 2015 - 2016 season, the gifted Midfielder has hit 4 league goals in this Ligue 2 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 29 appearances.