Ligue 1 – Match-day 9: AC Ajaccio v Clermont Foot
Stade Francois Coty sees Sunday action as Ajaccio take on Cleermont – 3:00pm GMT.
Ajaccio, currently sitting twentieth, host eleventh placed Cleermont on Sunday.
AC Ajaccio to host Clermont Foot Amid Relegation Battle
Whilst Ajaccio need a positive result from this fixture, they cannot afford to throw caution to the wind. Another successive defeat for L’ours after losing against Brest and Nice would represent a worrying sign of where they are just now.
Also, with relegation a real prospect for Ajaccio, Olivier Pantaloni must stop the poor run of form that has produced five losses in six meetings. With a twentieth position in the league and 1 wins, 6 losses and 1 draws, they currently have four points in the League having won one game, drawn one game, and lost six games.
When Ajaccio host Cleermont, they will do so on the back of one draw and three defeat on their own ground.
AC Ajaccio will have 7 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Going into Sunday’s game, Olivier Pantaloni without two of his players, due to illness or injury.
Clermont Foot arrive at this game, having secured 10 points so far this season
Cleermont will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Troyes, which itself followed a draw to RC Strasburg, this fixture could be the opportunity.
Also, Pascal Gastien knows that a run of three losses in five matches for his Cleermont side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. Now they have 3 matches won, 4 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eleventh place, with a total of 10 points having won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost four fixtures.
Playing away from home, Cleermont have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two meetings.
Winning this fixture will see Clermont Foot on 13 points.
Cleermont may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.
AC Ajaccio v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Cleermont with a greater number of wins. In the last 22 meetings, they have enjoyed eight victories, to Ajaccio’s seven wins. Additionally, Cleermont have left Ajaccio with a win on seven out of 14 meetings. The last time they played each other in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-2 away win for Clermont Foot.
Players to watch
For Ajaccio, Mounaim El Idrissy has nettedone goal in eight League matches this campaign, while Muhammed-Cham Saracevic contributed withthree goals in eight League matches this season for Cleermont.