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SC Bastia will do battle with visiting opponents AJ Auxerre at Stade Armand-Cesari in the Ligue 2 fixture on Saturday.
All SC Bastia v AJ Auxerre game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
SC Bastia won’t want a repeat of their last result here following a 1-0 Ligue 2 losing effort in their last game against Paris FC.
In that match, SC Bastia had 44% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Paris FC got 11 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Ilan Kebbal (45') scored for Paris FC.
It has been seldom in recent games where SC Bastia haven’t conceded. In fact, SC Bastia have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, shipping 6 goals on the way. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward into this game, though.
Analysis of their past results shows that SC Bastia:
- haven't beaten AJ Auxerre in their last 3 league games.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 home league matches.
AJ Auxerre will come into the encounter following a 5-2 Ligue 2 win to defeat St Etienne in their last game.
In that game, AJ Auxerre had 45% possession and 14 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For AJ Auxerre, the goalscorers were Ado Onaiwu (3', 36', 66'), Gaëtan Perrin (21') and Lassine Sinayoko (82'). Saint-Etienne had 14 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Mathieu Cafaro (31') and Mahmoud Bentayg (80') scored for St Etienne.
The stats don’t lie, and AJ Auxerre have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, with opponents netting 7 goals overall. At the back, AJ Auxerre have not been doing too well.
Taking a look at their past results, AJ Auxerre:
- haven't won against SC Bastia in away games against them for the last 4 matches in the league. Not good.
- are without an away win for the past 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
Looking at their past head to head meetings going back to 20/09/2003 tells us that SC Bastia have won 1 of these & AJ Auxerre 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
A combined sum of 14 goals were shared by the two clubs during those clashes, with 4 from Bastia and 10 netted by AJA. The average goals per game has been 2.33.
The last league meeting between these sides was Ligue 2 match day 31 on 02/04/2022 when it ended SC Bastia 1-1 AJ Auxerre.
The match was refereed by Frank Schneider.
Team News: SC Bastia
There aren’t many selection issues, with just a single fitness concern for the SC Bastia boss Régis Brouard to be concerned about from an otherwise fully-primed group. Dumè Guidi (Patellar tendon rupture) is sidelined.
Team News: AJ Auxerre
In an otherwise available group of players, there is only a single fitness worry for the AJ Auxerre manager Christophe Pélissier to be concerned with. Saad Agouzoul (Adductor pain) misses out for this game.
In our view, SC Bastia will have a tough ask to find the net against this AJ Auxerre lineup who we reckon will score one, at least.
We’ve gone for a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for AJ Auxerre at the end of this one.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Armand-Cesari (16,048)
Captain: Christophe Vincent
Chairman: Claude Ferrandi
Manager: Régis Brouard
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 14
🔑 Star Player: Benjamin Santelli
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Benjamin Santelli was born in Bastia, France. After having played his first senior match for SC Bastia in the 2018 - 2019 season, the talented Forward has contributed 4 league goals in this Ligue 2 2023 - 2024 campaign so far in a total of 11 appearances.