Brest vs Auxerre
French Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 11 February 2019
Kick-off @ 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Francis-Le Ble (Brest).
The round of 24 of Ligue 2 comes to and end with second placed Brest playing hosts to eleventh placed Auxerre.
Brest is sitting at second in the table, 3 points behind Metz and are genuine title contenders. They are arguably the best home team in the league, picking points in 11 of the 12 games so far.
Auxerre are an inconsistent side, but highly unpredictable as well. They drew blank with Red Star last week and lost 0-1 away at Nancy in the previous. But this came on the back of three big wins against Orleans, GFC and Grenoble scoring 11 goals to none conceded.
This is most likely to go down as an intriguing battle, with these two sides occupying 1 and 2 spots in the form table of the last 6 match span.
Brest vs Auxerre Head-to-head
The last two h2h matches are won by Brest, both at Auxerre’s home turf.
Three of their last 4 matches saw both teams scoring.
However, their last 6 h2h meetings at Brest’s home ground recorded under 2.5 goals.
The correct ft score 1-0 was seen in 4 of those.
Brest vs Auxerre Predictions
Auxerre dropped points in their last two games, yet I cannot rule them mounting a serious challenge to title hopeful Brest. Another reason for this is the h2h record at this ground, the visitors lost just once in their last 5 visits.
Therefore, punters must expect a cagey affair at the Stade Francis-Le Ble this Monday. Bookies consider Brest are clear favourites and goals will be at premium. However, I see the visiting team snatch a point here.
Brest vs Auxerre Betting Tips
Under 2.5 full-time goals @ 2/3 (1.67)
Double Chance – Draw or Auxerre @ 9/10 (1.90).