Auxerre vs Angers Prediction & Match Preview

Auxerre vs Angers French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Auxerre vs Angers
French Ligue 1
Date: 14 August 2022, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de l’Abbe Deschamps (Auxerre).

Auxerre had a rough start to their elite class life, conceding three early goals in a 4-1 defeat to Lille last weekend.

It was obviously not the brightest kick off to the campaign for Jean-Marc Furland’s troops who are looking to get a more realistic picture of their capabilities at this level in Gameweek 2.

Auxerre play host to Angers on Sunday afternoon at Stade de l’Abbe Deschamps. It will be their maiden home fixture in Liguew 1 in this decade since they have just returned to the top flight of French football after a long ten-year absence.

Furland’s squad earned the promotion thanks to penalties as they eliminated the likes of Sochaux and Saint-Etienne both on penalties in the playoffs.

They are hoping to get the inaugural point(s) here against Angers who have already earned one last weekend in a goalless draw to Coupe de France winners Nantes.

Angers looked weak defensively in preseason only to keep a clean sheet in the opening day’s fixture of the Ligue 1 campaign.

To be fair, it was a very open match in which both outfits missed several clear-cut openings and the goalless draw was not the most realistic scoreline on the occasion.

It is also worth noting that Auxerre have been playing attacking-minded football in their preseason schedule, beating lower-division Red Star 3-2 in the final check before the start of the season.

Auxerre vs Angers Head-to-head

  • It has been seven years since these two teams last met each other and back then they were battling it out in the second tier of French football.
  • Angers have been much more successful historically, winning five, drawing two, and losing just one of the previous eight meetings with Auxerre.
  • We have seen a total of one goal in the previous two head to head encounters between the two outfits.

Auxerre vs Angers Prediction

Both Auxerre and Angers have been pretty easy to break down in preseason. Auxerre continued their trend by allowing four goals in the away fixture at Lille on the opening day.

We are thus very much tempted by the 1.80 odds offered for goals at both ends here. You can also shoot for the draw at the 3.20 odds.

Auxerre vs Angers Betting Tips

  • Both Teams To Score @ 1.80 (4/5)
  • Draw @ 3.20 (11/5) odd.