Ligue 1 – Match-day 4: AC Ajaccio v Lille

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Next Friday at 9:00pm GMT, on matchday 4 of the Ligue 1, we will see Ajaccio play Lille at Stade Francois Coty.

This clash sees eighteenth placed Ajaccio, welcome twelfth placed Lille to Stade Francois Coty.

AC Ajaccio go into this match with one point secured

Ajaccio will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 2-1 victory over Rennes in their last match.

Also, Ajaccio need to get out of the losing habit, with two recorded in the last three meetings. Their position is eighteenth in the League and they have one point, that is, 0W, 2L and 1D having drawn one game and lost two matches.

Playing at home, Ajaccio have drawn one game.

Victory for AC Ajaccio would take their points tally to 4 so far this season.

Olivier Pantaloni will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of one of his Ajaccio players.

Lille arrive at this meeting, having secured four points so far this season

The warning signs are there for Paulo Fonseca going into this game, following a loss to Paris Saint-Germain in their last game and a draw against Nantes before that. Only a positive result will be good enough.

Also, Lille will be hopeful of shaking off the poor form that has seen them lose one game this Ligue 1 season. They currently stand twelfth in the League, with four points for a total of 1 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won one game, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Lille will travel to Ajaccio with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one dart.

Lille will have secured 7 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Lille, in terms of goals scored (6). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Jonathan David (2), Jonathan Bamba (1), and Akim Zedadka (1). Lille have a very poor defensive record, having conceded nine goals in their previous matches.

Lille’s squad has depth, but even so, Paulo Fonseca is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Friday’s game.

AC Ajaccio v Lille – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Lille with a greater number of wins. In the last 14 meetings, they have enjoyed nine victories, to Ajaccio’s one win. In addition, Lille have won all nine of the last 14 fixtures played against Ajaccio. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2014 and the score line ended up with a 2-3 away win for Lille.

Performance Report

For Ajaccio, Mounaim El Idrissy is one of the top performing players after having scoredone goal in three League games this season, while Jonathan David contributed withtwo goals in three League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season for Lille.

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