Toulouse vs Ajaccio
French Ligue 1 Relegation Playoff
Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal, Toulouse.
Toulouse proved quality over the Ligue 2 opposition Ajaccio on Wednesday when they cruised past their counterparts in the first leg of the relegation play-offs tie. Les Pitchouns thus practically closed the tie before the reverse fixture in front of their fans and a true miracle should happen for them to drop out the massive three-goal cushion in their own backyard on Sunday.
Mark-Alain Gradel, Christopher Julien and Yaya Sanogo bagged goals in a demolishing victory for La Tefece. Ajaccio’s strikers Maazou and Gimbert were completely stopped as Toulouse’s head coach Mickael Debeve stopped the ball distribution towards them entirely winning the tactical battle at the centre of the park in the first match. L’ours had just a single shot on goal as a result of such formation from Debeve.
Toulouse vs Ajaccio: Head-to-head
Wednesday’s affair was the first H2H encounter between these two sides since 2015 when Toulouse took a 2-0 victory in a pre-season friendly.
Their previous league encounters took place in the 2013/14 campaign when both matches ended without a winner with both teams on the score line.
Les Pitchouns are undefeated in last seven head to head matches against Ajaccio.
Toulouse vs Ajaccio: Prediction
The tie is all but closed as we just can’t see the visitors annulling the massive three-goal deficit knowing they failed to make more than one shot on goal in the first game at Stade Francois Coty. Toulouse showed a magnificent display in the final third and we expect them to have even more space up front in the second leg on the home patch.
The home win looks to be a decent option at 1.57 odds as Ajaccio lost five, drew two and won just two of last nine games on the road in the second tier.
The hosts bagged as many as five goals in last two games if we count the 2-1 win over Guingamp on the final day of the competition in Ligue 1. They are worth backing to bag two or more goals here at the odds of 1.66.
Toulouse vs Ajaccio: Bet Tips
- Toulouse to win @ 1.57
- Toulouse Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.66.