AC Ajaccio vs Lyon – Betting Preview
In the upcoming round of French Ligue 1, AC Ajaccio will play at home against Lyon.
And given how awful their condition is, I don’t think they have a decent chance of winning this game, thus I believe we can anticipate more from the opposition!
AC Ajaccio Preview
Being in the relegation zone and on 18th place, AC Ajaccio is now in terrible shape. They only have 15 points, which is not good for a team that wants to stay in this league.
They have dropped their last three games, which I believe is really negative for them, especially in this match against one of the top clubs in the league.
Since Ajaccio experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 7-1 loss to Monaco before the Coupe de France break, a home win is not a clear possibility in this one!
To make things even worse for the home side, all Marchetti, Hamouma, Touzhar, Kone, Coutadeur, Spadanuda, and Barreto are out of contention with injuries.
I don’t anticipate them to win so easily, but Lyon is a far better team than their opponent in terms of quality, but they are not where they want to be, so they too need to step up their performances.
Lyon sits far outside the top five slots in ninth place with 25 points, making it exceedingly difficult for them to qualify for European competitions.
Olympique Lyon haven’t scored in 3 of their 9 away matches in Ligue 1 this season, while AC Ajaccio have not lost to Olympique Lyon in their last 3 encounters!
1×2 Betting Odds
Despite all the chatter, I believe Lyon are good enough to defeat the league’s bottom teams! As a result, I predict that visitors won’t pass up their chances today and that Lyon will ultimately prevail.
The home side is struggling at the bottom, with only 1 win in their last 5 matches! so against a much stronger Lyon team, the market deems AC Ajaccio as the underdogs @ 4.90.
Lyon have not won against Ajaccio in their last 3 encounters, but given the quality they possess within their side, the market deems them as favourites @ 1.91.
The possibility of a draw, and points shared, stands @ 3.82.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.07.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.94.
AC Ajaccio scores 1.6 goals in a match against Olympique Lyon and Olympique Lyon scores 2.4 goals against AC Ajaccio (on average).
So historically there hasn’t been much between the two sides, and the market expects that trend to continue as the over/under lines lay the picture!