Troyes v Auxerre: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 14

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Troyes at home against Auxerre – Friday – 9:00pm GMT – Stade de l’Aube.

It’s a clash of twelfth vs sixteenth, as Troyes host Auxerre at Stade de l’Aube.

It’s 13 points so far for Troyes this season, going into this meeting

Troyes will take a huge positive from their recent 4-3 win against Paris Saint-Germain at Parc Des Princes.

Also, Troyes seem unable to get over the line on a consistent basis, with three draws in five matches. With 13 points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 6 losses and 4 draws having won three matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost six games.

Playing at home, Troyes have won one game, drawn four meetings, and lost one game.

A win in this fixture, would take Troyes’s points from 13 to 16, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

Troyes will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (24). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Mama Balde (7), Florian Tardieu (3), and Wilson Odobert (3). Troyes have shown a very poor defensive solidity, having conceded 28 goals in their previous matches.

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

Auxerre arrive at this match, having secured 12 points so far this season

Christophe Pelissier will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against AC Ajaccio and Reims.

Also, Auxerre need to get out of the losing habit, with six recorded in the last nine meetings. With a sixteenth position in the league and 3 wins, 7 losses and 3 draws, they currently have 12 points in the League having won three matches, drawn three games, and lost seven matches.

Auxerre have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won one game and lost five meetings of their six League matches on the road this season.

Auxerre will have 15 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Injury and illness have depleted Christophe Pelissier’s Auxerre and they will likely be missing three key personnel for Friday’s match.

Troyes v Auxerre – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels Troyes and Auxerre have faced each other 32 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Troyes’s favour (14 – 12). In addition, Stade de l’Aube has proven to be something of a fortress for Troyes, where they have won all last three games. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was July 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 win for Troyes.

Performance Report

For Troyes, Mama Balde is a top performing player who has scoredseven goals in 13 League fixtures so far, while Nuno Da Costa has nettedtwo goals in 13 League games this campaign for Auxerre.

Other standout players for Troyes are Florian Tardieu and Wilson Odobert with three goals and three goals respectively and for Auxerre are Mbaye Niang and Mathias Autret with two goals and two goals respectively.