The team lost to Paris Saint-Germain 5-0 in their final game before the season was put on hold for the World Cup, and Christophe Pelissier has had more than a month to try to right the wrongs.
With only 13 points after 15 games, the small club that wowed French football in the 1990s has had a difficult time this season. This is their lowest point total at this point of a top-flight campaign since 1981-82. (11).
They were Ligue 1’s darlings decades ago, frequently punching above their weight against opponents with much larger budgets.
AJA have earned just one point against a top 10 opponent this season, which is tied with Montpellier for the fewest. Instead, they have frequently been outclassed by stronger and more seasoned top-flight teams.
This team returned to Ligue 1 after a ten-year absence, but they are currently in danger of relegation and are in the final relegation spot.
The good news for this devoted fanbase is that they don’t have much ground to make up since Toulouse is currently three points ahead of them in 12th place and Auxerre hasn’t dropped consecutive league games since Jean-Marc Furlan was fired in October.
Six of Auxerre’s 14 Ligue 1 goals have come in the final 20 minutes of play, and the team has gained six points from losing positions so far this season.
Prior to the top-flight season taking a break, Les Rouges-et-Blancs in the Principality endured a demanding schedule. They had just one full week off between games from the beginning of October until their final competitive match in the middle of November.
The team of Philippe Clement lost their previous Ligue 1 game 3-2 after blowing a 2-1 lead at home to Marseille. The team gave up two goals after the 80th minute.
They have now lost twice in their last four league games, which equals the number of losses they experienced in their first 11 games of the season.
In their last eight Ligue 1 games against newly promoted teams, Monaco is undefeated. They have won five straight games in this competition, including a 2-0 victory at Toulouse in early November.
With 27 points after 15 domestic games, they are off to their best top-flight start since 2017–18 (29), when they placed second.
Defensively, they have looked comfortable and well-organised away from home, posting four clean sheets in their last five domestic affairs as the visitors.
1×2 Betting Odds
Monaco appears much more streamlined away from Stade Louis II than they do at home, and their inventiveness in the midfield, combined with some effective strikers, should make it difficult for Auxerre to gain traction in this match!
The home side is having the worst season so far, and strong teams like Monaco don’t help. Their odds of winning this one at home, stands @ 4.54.
Monaco, who on the contrary have had a good season so far, are the favourites to win this @ 1.82.
The odds that this one ends in a stalemate stands @ 4.20.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.78.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.23.