Ligue 1 – Auxerre face AC Ajaccio

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Ligue 1 action on Sunday as Auxerre and Ajaccio meet at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps – 1:00pm GMT.

Nineteenth placed Ajaccio, are away to eighteenth placed Auxerre on Sunday.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Auxerre have managed to gain nine points

It was three points secured for Auxerre in their last fixture, beating Reims 2-1 at Stade Auguste Delaune.

Also, suffering six losses in eight games is a terrible run of form for any club, Christophe Pelissier’s Auxerre will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. Now they have 2 matches won, 7 games lost and 3 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in eighteenth place, with a total of nine points having won two meetings, drawn three meetings, and lost seven matches.

Auxerre have won one game, drawn three games, and lost two fixtures of their six League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Auxerre’s points to 12 in the League.

Auxerre are missing five players through injury or illness. This will affect Christophe Pelissier’s selection choices significantly.

AC Ajaccio under pressure for a result as they go to fancied Auxerre on Sunday

Ajaccio will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Paris Saint-Germain, which itself followed a draw to Troyes, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, Olivier Pantaloni may ponder the reasons why his Ajaccio team are struggling at the bottom of the table this season. But eight defeats out of the last 12 games, should be all the analysis that he really needs. They currently stand nineteenth in the League, with eight points for a total of 2 wins, 8 losses and 2 draws having won two matches, drawn two meetings, and lost eight meetings.

Ajaccio’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Auxerre. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two matches, drawn one game, and lost three fixtures.

A victory for AC Ajaccio would put them on 11 points.

Olivier Pantaloni could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

Auxerre v AC Ajaccio – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Auxerre and Ajaccio have faced each other 27 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Auxerre’s favour (9 – 8). Also, four of the previous seven fixtures between Auxerre and Ajaccio have resulted in an Auxerre win. The last time they played each other in this competition was January 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-0 draw.

Other standout players for Auxerre are Mbaye Niang and Mathias Autret with two goals and two goals respectively and for Ajaccio are Mounaim El Idrissy and Bevic Moussiti-Oko with two goals both.