Ligue 1 – AC Ajaccio to face Paris Saint-Germain on Match-day 12
Ajaccio to welcome League Leaders, PSG to Stade Francois Coty – Friday 9:00pm GMT.
PSG, remain in contention for Champion’s League qualification, sitting in first place and 17 places above eighteenth placed Ajaccio, going into the clash.
AC Ajaccio have eight points to their name, going into this tie
Ajaccio’s pride is now at stake, as they will not wish for another successive poor result. They recently drew 1-1 away to Troyes, which followed the loss to Olympique de Marseille. They will be eager to improve in this next fixture.
Also, Ajaccio have now lost seven of their last 11 matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Olivier Pantaloni. Now they have 2 matches won, 7 games lost and 2 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighteenth place, with a total of eight points having won two meetings, drawn two matches, and lost seven games.
Ajaccio have drawn one game and lost four matches of their five League matches at home this season.
AC Ajaccio will have 11 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Going into Friday’s game, Olivier Pantaloni without four of his players, due to illness or injury.
To retain first position in the Ligue 1 is Paris Saint-Germain’s target this week
PSG will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Olympique de Marseille 1-0 in their last match.
Also, League leaders PSG keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 11 games is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. They currently sit in first place, top of the League, having accrued 29 points so far this season. This means a record of 9 wins, 0 losses and 2 draws having won nine fixtures and drawn two meetings.
Playing away from home, PSG have won five meetings and drawn one game.
Paris Saint-Germain will want to keep the pressure on their rivals as they sit at the top of the table, a win will take them to 32 points and keep their momentum going forward.
Christophe Galtier could be missing up to seven of their players through injury or illness for the game on Friday.
AC Ajaccio v Paris Saint-Germain – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels both teams have already met each other 15 times with the record being six wins and seven draws for Ajaccio. In addition, the two teams have drawn all last three games played. The last time both teams met in this competition was December 2014 and the score line ended up with a 1-3 away win for Paris Saint-Germain.
For Ajaccio, Mounaim El Idrissy is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in 11 League matches this campaign, while Neymar, one of their best scorers, has nettednine goals in 11 League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season for PSG.
Other players of note for Ajaccio are Mounaim El Idrissy and Bevic Moussiti-Oko with two goals each and for PSG are Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi with eight goals and five goals respectively.