Troyes vs Ajaccio
French Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de l’Aube (Troyes).
Troyes will be hoping to complete the outstanding finish to the regular season campaign on Friday night against relegation-threatened Ajaccio. Rui Almeida’s men were flying high in the last couple of months. They won eight on the bounce coming into the last round fixture against L’ours.
The hosts thus secured the third-place finish and will feature the promotional play-offs semi-final in the post-season. This fixture against Ajaccio thus has no importance whatsoever except for the confidence factor. They clearly want to make it nine victories in a row coming into the most important clash of the season in the play-offs.
Troyes vs Ajaccio: Head-to-head
The hosts lead the head to head tie by a single win ahead of 21st clash against L’ours.
Troyes clinched a narrow 0-1 victory when teams met each other at the start of the season in late-July last year at Stade Francois Coty.
Ajaccio previously picked up two consecutive wins in matches against Troyes (four in five games).
Troyes vs Ajaccio: Prediction
This fixture has a much bigger importance for the visitors who could actually be dropped down to 18th place (the one which leads to the relegation play-offs) with a defeat here. L’ours are only one point above Sochaux in the danger area. Given they have a very tough fixture against the most in-form team in the entire league, we would not be surprised to see the visitors end up 18th after the final Matchday.
Ajaccio were struggling badly with the lack of creativity in the final third throughout the entire season practically. They scored only one goal in last five league affairs. It came in a super-important 1-0 win over Orleans two weeks ago.
Olivier Pantaloni’s troops notched only two goals in last eight away fixtures in the league. Even though they will be much more motivated side here, we can only see the home win to nil as the outcome at the end of 90 minutes of the tie at Stade de l’Aube.
Troyes vs Ajaccio: Bet Tips
Troyes to win @ 1.75
Troyes to keep a clean sheet @ 2.25.