Gazelec Ajaccio vs Le Mans
French Ligue 2 Play-offs
Date: Sunday, 2 June 2019
Kick-Off 17:00 UK / 18:00 CET
Venue: Stade Ange Casanova (Ajaccio).
Gazelec Ajaccio did a massive job scoring two goals in the opening leg of their relegation play-offs tie against Le Mans on Tuesday evening.
The team which struggled badly to save the second division status throughout the entire campaign got on the brink of doing so. They only need to save a huge advantage from the first leg and prevent the National 1 outfit from scoring two goals in the reverse fixture on Sunday evening at Stade Ange Casanova.
Nothing actually suggested such scenario in the first game as Le Mans headed into it on the back of five subsequent wins in their respective division.
Such an amazing finish to the campaign has secured the promotional play-offs for Richard Dezore’s men after all. Le Mans are thus still hoping they can earn their third consecutive promotion with an upset away at Stade Ange Casanova.
Gazelec Ajaccio vs Le Mans: Head-to-head
Prior to this play-offs tie, these two likes crossed each other’s paths just once in the past.
It happened in the 2012/13 Ligue 2 campaign when Le Mans claimed a domestic double over Le Bistrot (1-0 at home and 1-3 on the road).
Gazelec Ajaccio claimed a 1-2 victory in the first leg of this play-offs final at MMArena.
Gazelec Ajaccio vs Le Mans: Prediction
The hosts were winless in eight subsequent matches before the mentioned victory on Tuesday. They took just one point from last four league rounds which is why they finished one point behind Ajaccio in the safe zone.
Gazelec Ajaccio are now enormous favourites to keep the second division status. They survived a huge test on Tuesday against team which lost just 3 of 17 home matches in National 1 this season.
Le Mans won just two of last six league games on the road (in the third division) and it is really hard to believe they can bounce back against obviously stronger opposition here.
Gazelec Ajaccio will likely park the bus aiming to keep things quiet at the back in this rematch.
Under 2.50 goals FT is the main betting option at 1.60 odds, while braver punters can back the hosts to claim another victory at 2.40.
Gazelec Ajaccio vs Le Mans: Bet Tips
Gazelec Ajaccio to win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.60 (3/5).