Paris FC vs AC Ajaccio
France – Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 22 January 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Stade Sebastien-Charlety (Paris).
A real buzz is expected in and around Stade Sebastien-Charlety as the top four opponents are set to take on each other in a massively-important derby of the round in the capital. The teams are locked on points right on the brink of the promotional positions and we can expect a huge tension both on and off the pitch on Monday evening.
This will be the second consecutive derby for Paris who were held to a 1-1 draw away at the fifth-placed Le Havre on Tuesday evening. The seven-point return from last three league ties can thus be regarded as a decent success for the head coach Fabien Mercadal and a win here would only be the icing on the cake. The French manager can particularly be pleased with his team’s defensive displays as the goal they’ve shipped last time out at Le Havre was the first in three matches.
Such form at the back is of a vital importance for the hosts as they are to come face to face with one of the strongest attacking lines in the league on Monday. Ajaccio have been red-hot in the final third lately ad they have notched seven goals in last three league ties. The Bears have, however, dropped the ball on Tuesday when they could not see off the relegation-threatened Orleans side in front of the home crowd (1-1 draw).
Paris vs Ajaccio: Head-to-head
Paris are yet to clinch their first victory over Ajaccio coming into their sixth head to head encounter.
Only of five meetings between the two teams saw both sides on target.
Ajaccio took a 2-0 victory when the two likes met each other in this term of Ligue 2 back in mid-August last year.
Paris vs Ajaccio: Prediction
We expect the hosts to sit tight at the back and try and keep it a low-scoring contest because they don’t want to rush forward against such a dangerous opposition.
The match will have a massive importance for both managers and since their previous head to head encounters did not produce some goal fests, we’ll go with the Under 2.5 goals FT as the main betting option at the odds of 1.53.
Paris vs Ajaccio: Bet Tips
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.53
Draw @ 2.90