AC Ajaccio – Troyes Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips – 26.02.2023

⚽ AC Ajaccio – Troyes Predictions

AC Ajaccio – Troyes Predictions and Tips and Odds for February 26, 15:00 LIGUE 1.

AC Ajaccio – Troyes Preview

  • It’s now three successive defeats without scoring for relegation-threatened Ajaccio, with their latest 3-0 reversal coming at the hands of Lorient last weekend. Bears manager Olivier Pantaloni refused to beat around the bush post-match, admitting that the quality of opposition was too much for his team to handle before stating that ‘’I hope that we will find our strength” for a relegation six-pointer against visiting Troyes.
  • Sitting in 19th place ahead of the round, Ajaccio possess the league’s worst attack with a paltry 18 goals from their 24 games so far (W5, D3, L16). To make matters worse, the lowest home scorers this league season (G7) have also gone three successive home Ligue 1 games without a goal, last registering four successive scoreless home league games back in 2013.
  • Perhaps it wouldn’t be surprising if Ajaccio equal that record here as they’ve failed to beat Troyes in the last six H2Hs (D2, L4) whilst failing to score on four of those occasions. ESTAC are perhaps there for the taking however, after a 1-0 defeat to Montpellier in their last outing stretched their losing Ligue 1 run to four games, with manager Patrick Kisnorbo recently ‘’apologising’’ to fans for their displays which mean they now sit just a point above their hosts.
  • That’s Troyes’ worst such top-flight run since 2017/18 which is worryingly the campaign in which they were last relegated from the top-flight. A major factor for this downturn has been a leaky defence that’s conceded a whopping 35 goals from 12 away games this season (W3, L9) – more than any other team in the league – so they’ll hope to tighten up in Corsica.
  • Players to watch: Ajaccio will hope the return of the all-action Mounaïm El Idrissy can give them a boost. The forward has a goal and three yellow cards from his last five appearances and scored the last time these sides met (1-1). ESTAC’s Mama Baldé might prove key to unlocking the hosts’ backline as he has two goals from his last three Ligue 1 away outings.
  • Hot stat: Ahead of the round, no Ligue 1 side has conceded more than Troyes’ nine away goals in the 15 minutes following half-time.

AC Ajaccio – Troyes
Kick-off: February 26, 15:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]