Ligue 1 – Troyes to face AC Ajaccio on Match-day 11

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Troyes at home against Ajaccio – Sunday – 3:00pm GMT – Stade de l’Aube.

Ajaccio to face thirteenth Troyes on Sunday at Stade de l’Aube, with Olivier Pantaloni’s team currently occupying eighteenth place in the League.

Troyes arrive at this meeting, having secured 11 points so far this season

Troyes will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Nice 3-2 in their last fixture.

Also, Bruno Irles knows that a run of five losses in 10 meetings for his Troyes side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. With 11 points, they currently sit thirteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 5 losses and 2 draws having won three matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost five matches.

Playing at home, Troyes have won one game, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Victory for Troyes would take their points tally to 14 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 18 goals (15 from open play and three penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Mama Balde (5), Florian Tardieu (3), and Wilson Odobert (3). Troyes’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with 21 goals conceded in their last fixtures. This is an issue that Bruno Irles urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

Troyes’s squad has depth, but even so, Bruno Irles is likely to be missing two of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

AC Ajaccio have so far accrued seven points in this season of the Ligue 1

If Ajaccio’s season is to maintain on track, they must put their recent poor form to an end in this game. In their last two outings, they lost 1-2 at Olympique de Marseille and 1-3 at Clermont Foot.

Also, Ajaccio have now lost six of their last eight matches, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Olivier Pantaloni. With an eighteenth position in the league and 2 wins, 7 losses and 1 draws, they currently have seven points in the League having won two matches, drawn one game, and lost seven fixtures.

Ajaccio will travel to Troyes with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with two wins and three defeats.

A victory for AC Ajaccio would put them on 10 points.

Ajaccio’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Sunday, due to injury or illness.

Troyes v AC Ajaccio – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Troyes and Ajaccio have faced each other 22 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Troyes’s favour (12 – 8). Also, Ajaccio have tasted defeat against Troyes in seven out of the past 12 meetings with them. The last time both teams met in this competition Troyes delivered a 1-0 home win.

Other standout players for Troyes are Florian Tardieu and Wilson Odobert with three goals and three goals respectively and for Ajaccio are Mounaim El Idrissy and Bevic Moussiti-Oko with one goals each.