Ligue 1 Action at the Stade de la Mosson – Montpellier face AC Ajaccio

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Ligue 1 action on Wednesday as Montpellier and Ajaccio meet at the Stade de la Mosson – 7:00pm GMT.

It’s a trip to the Stade de la Mosson for eighth placed Montpellier on Wednesday, as they take on twentieth placed Ajaccio.

Montpellier go into this fixture with six points secured

Oliver Dall’Oglio will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Auxerre and then Brest, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, league success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so two losses in three meetings would not make this a successful season for Montpellier. Their position is eighth in the League and they have six points, that is, 2W, 2L and 0D having won two fixtures and lost two meetings.

Montpellier have won one game and lost one game of their two League matches at home this season.

A win in this fixture would take Montpellier’s points to 9 in the League.

It is likely that eight key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Oliver Dall’Oglio and his Montpellier team.

Nervous AC Ajaccio take relegation battle to the Stade de la Mosson to face Montpellier

Ajaccio will have doubtless licked their wounds, following their recent defeat to Lille at Stade Francois Coty. Olivier Pantaloni’s men will hope that is enough to deliver a positive result in this match.

Also, Olivier Pantaloni may ponder the reasons why his Ajaccio team are struggling at the bottom of the table this season. But two defeats out of the last two games, should be all the analysis that he really needs. With one point (0W, 3L and 1D), they are established in twentieth position in the League having drawn one game and lost three fixtures.

Playing away from home, Ajaccio have lost two fixtures.

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 two of his Ajaccio players.

Montpellier v AC Ajaccio – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Montpellier and Ajaccio have faced each other 21 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Montpellier’s favour (12 – 6). In addition, Montpellier have tasted victory in twelve of the previous 20 meetings played against Ajaccio. The last time both teams met in this competition AC Ajaccio secured a 0-1 away win.

Performance Report

For Montpellier, Valere Germain is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in four League games this season, while Mounaim El Idrissy, one of their best scorers, has nettedone goal in four League games this Ligue 1 Season for Ajaccio.

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