Auxerre vs Orleans
France – Ligue 2.
Date: Friday, 18th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade de l’Abbé-Deschamps (Auxerre).
Both teams are on the same points and a win for either side will make a noticeable change in the bottom half of the table.
AJA are 11th in the table; a place where they finished last season, with 7 wins and 8 defeats in 20 games. They are well out of the title race but has a distant chance for promotion depending on the results of teams above them.
Including the 2 wins in their recent matches, they are unbeaten in 6 matches on the trot across all venues in Ligue 2. They scored 4 goals in all the 3 games that they won in that period. But at home, they have only 2 wins in the last 5 games. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches too.
The team from Orleans are just below their opponents for Friday in terms of goal difference. They have conceded 30 goals while scoring 25 in return. They are fresh from a home defeat to the table toppers Metz with a final score of 0-1. This was their 3rd loss in the last 5 matches they played in both cup and league. Both remaining games were won and in 4 of those 5 matches, both teams were able to score.
Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games as well. Currently, they enjoy a 2 match win streak away from home. In 4 of their last 5 games on the road, the score had over 2.5 goals in total.
The team traveling need to improve on their disastrous defense or else we may see a high scoring match on Friday.
Auxerre vs Orleans: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Auxerre is on a 2 match win streak against this opposition.
- Both teams have 2 wins each in their last 5 h2h meetings across all venues.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in their most recent 3 h2h matches.
- Orleans has won all 3 h2h matches against the hosts at this venue.
- In 2 of those 3 games, the final score had less than 2.5 goals at the final whistle.
Auxerre vs Orleans: Prediction
Orleans has never lost at this venue against the hosts. As a matter of fact, they have won all the 3 h2h games played here. But at present, they have lost 4 of their last 5 league games. The only match they won was against Beziers who are in the relegation zone. So we can bet on the hosts to win and make it 3 wins in the league on a row, with 1.85 odds.
Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 7 of the last 10 home matches of the AJA. So even though 11 matches of Orleans ended with over 2. 5goals this season, I don’t think the defensive-minded Auxerre will score more than 2.5 goals on Friday. Also in 2 of the 3 h2h matches played at this ground the scoreline had fewer than 2.5 goals as well. So we can bet on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 1.65 odds.
Auxerre vs Orleans: Betting Tips
Auxerre to win @ 1.85 (6/7).
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.65 (7/11).