Valenciennes vs AC Ajaccio
France- Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK / 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Hainaut (Valenciennes).
AC Ajaccio have been branded as the best away side in the cluster, and have picked up more wins on the road, than any other team. With Valenciennes sporting impressive statistics at home as well, count on nothing short of an exciting ninety minutes when the two sides lock horns this week.
Valenciennes vs AC Ajaccio Head to head (h2h)
- Their previous encounter witnessed AC Ajaccio pull off a 2-0 win.
- All but one of their past four meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their last six games.
- Only one of their previous eight clashes have ended as a tie.
- AC Ajaccio have registered the win in half of their past ten meetings. (W-5, D-3, L-2)
Valenciennes vs AC Ajaccio Prediction
Valenciennes failed to complete back to back wins last week after Niort did just enough to edge past them with a 1-0 scoreline. Despite holding their foes to a 0-0 scorecard for the majority part of that latter matchup, the hosts let down their guard in the closing stages of the game and ultimately succumbed to a late winner.
Miserably, the home team have come out on top just once in their past five clashes in the second division. With thirty-eight points to their name, Valenciennes are now six points adrift of a playoff spot to the Ligue 1.
On the other hand, AC Ajaccio are currently playing second fiddle to Lorient at the top of the table. The visitors have been tasting nothing but success in their past two games as well, the most recent of which saw them take down Le Mans with two unanswered goals to their name.
It is also worth mentioning that the guests have been tough to beat, even on the road, this season. In fact, they have stumbled just once in their last ten outings.
Taking into account that the visitors breezed past this foe in the reverse fixture as well, Valenciennes have been cast as the underdogs to come away with the win.
However, the hosts have been coping well at home as of late. Impressively, they are unbeaten in their past six games here and have dropped points just once in the process. Considering that three of their last five meetings with this foe on home soil have also ended as a tie, it will be safer to back a double chance in this one.
Additionally, AJ Ajaccio are the second-highest scoring team on the road with twenty-one goals. Admirably, the visitors have also netted no less than three goals in each of their past two outings on the trot.
Moreover, all of their last eight h2h meetings here have featured over 1.5 goals on the final scorecards. Hence, expect at least two goals or more this Friday as well.
Valenciennes vs AC Ajaccio Betting tips
Draw no bet: AC Ajaccio @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).