Gazelec Ajaccio vs Lens
French Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 18 March 2019
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Ange Casanova (Ajaccio).
Lens bounced back from a loss to direct promotional rivals Paris by beating bottom-half Auxerre 2-0 on the home patch last weekend. They won three of last four league games and will generally come into Monday’s last game of the round against relegation-threatened Gazelec Ajaccio high on confidence.
Sang et Or enjoyed a fine attacking form in recent weeks. They bagged six goals in wins over Niort and Auxerre in last two home outings in the league. Arthur Gomis is their biggest strength in the final third as he took his league tally to 12 goals by breaking the deadlock in the mentioned win over Auxerre last Saturday.
The head coach Philippe Montanier also has reasons to be satisfied with his men’s defensive showings of late. Lens shipped just three goals in past six Ligue 2 affairs even though they’ve played leaders Metz and 5th-placed Paris in the process.
Gazelec Ajaccio vs Lens: Head-to-head
Apart from recent spell of form, Lens can also rely on the head to head tradition in games against Le Bistrot.
Lens won five and drew two of six encounters against Gazelec Ajaccio with an impressive goal difference of 17-3 along the way.
Sang et Or bagged a demolishing 5-0 victory when teams met each other in the first half of the season in mid-October last year.
Gazelec Ajaccio vs Lens: Prediction
Gazelec Ajaccio will come into this in completely opposite form. They are winless in last seven league games and they shipped as many as eight goals in past three affairs. It’s a very high number of allowed goals for Ligue 2 standards and there are no doubts the hosts will face troubles holding Lens’ talisman Arthur Gomis down here.
Everything suggests a pleasant evening for the visiting fans and we see tremendous value in backing Lens to claim the spoils at the odds of 2.05 here.
Gazelec Ajaccio vs Lens: Bet Tips
Lens to win @ 2.05 (21/20)
Lens Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 2.50 (6/4).