AC Ajaccio vs Montpellier – After suffering a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Reims in their most recent Ligue 1 match, they will be hoping for better results this time around.
AC Ajaccio had 36% of the possession in that game and made 5 attempts on goal, only one of which was successful. Rivals of Reims attempted 12 goals, and 3 of them were successful. In the 95th minute, Jens-Lys Cajuste scored for Reims.
Less often in recent years have AC Ajaccio held out for the full 90 minutes. In reality, AC Ajaccio’s defense has let in 11 goals in six of their last six games as a result of breakdowns.
However, we must now wait to see if this pattern will continue in the following game. In their previous three league games against Montpellier, AC Ajaccio had not prevailed.
In their previous match, Montpellier defeated Angers SCO by a score of 5-0 in Ligue 1. Montpellier had 60% of the game’s possession and eight of its 15 shots on goal were on target.
Wahbi Khazri (2′), Téji Savanier (25′, 51′), Faitout Maouassa (45′), and Elye Wahi (73′) tallied the goals for Montpellier. Angers, on the other hand, had 10 shots total, with 4 of them finding the mark.
Montpellier, led by Michel Der Zakarian, have an average of 1.83 goals per game over their last six games, with a total of 11 different goal attempts being effective.
Montpellier entered this encounter with a losing record against AC Ajaccio in away matches over the previous two league games.
AC Ajaccio vs Montpellier – Betting Analysis
Examining their most recent head-to-head matches, which date back to 11/02/2012, reveals that AC Ajaccio has won one and Montpellier has won four, with one game being drawn.
Throughout those games, 15 goals were scored, with L’Ours getting three and La Paillade scoring twelve. As a consequence, each game features an average of 2.5 goals.
The most recent league match between these two teams took place on Match Day 5 of the Ligue 1 season on August 31, 2022, and Montpellier came out on top with a 2-0 victory over AC Ajaccio.
On that particular day, Montpellier had 38% of the possession and 4 of its 9 shots on goal were successful. Arnaud Nordin (28′) and Elye Wahi (77′) got the goals.
Their competitors, AC Ajaccio, had 15 shots on goal, but only one of them was successful. AC Ajaccio’s lone attempt was successful. The role of the official was played by Bastien Dechepy.
Manager of AC Ajaccio Olivier Pantaloni is without Ismael Diallo (knee injury), Youssouf Koné (sprained ankle), Thomas Mangani (pneumothorax), Vincent Marchetti (hamstring injury), and Yoann Touzghar (stretched ligament).
The 4-4-2 formation with Benjamin Leroy, Mickael Alphonse, Clément Vidal, Cedric Avinel, Mohamed Youssouf, Cyrille Bayala, Mickael Barreto, Mathieu Coutadeur, Romain Hamouma, Mounam El Idrissy, and Youcef Belali appears likely to be used by L’Ours in the game.
The availability of Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian is a major concern. There won’t be any appearances by Théo Sainte-Luce, Léo Leroy, or Dimitry Bertaud (all with cruciate ligament ruptures).
Our prediction is that La Paillade will use a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Benjamin Lecomte, Falaye Sacko, Christopher Jullien, Boubakar Kouyaté, Issiaga Sylla, Jordan Ferri, Joris Chotard, Arnaud Nordin, Teji Savanier, Faitout Maouassa, and Wahbi Khazri as the starting eleven.
We believe that there won’t be much between Montpellier and AC Ajaccio in this match, making scoring chances difficult to come by.
What are the top odds for this match?
In terms of the bookies’ odds on the WDW market, the win for AC Ajaccio is best priced at 2.88, a bet on a drawn result is 3.24 and staking on victory for Montpellier comes in at 2.58. They’re the top market prices on offer as of now.