Ligue 1. Round 7
Ajaccio vs Nice
Stadium: Francois Coty (Ajaccio)
11.09.2022 16:00 (UTC+3)
Nice won only 1 match in the current Ligue 1, and even in the match against the last team of the championship, UEFA competitions challanger is not the unconditional favorite. Will the Eagles be able to pick up the important three points?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Ajaccio lost the last 4 matches in Ligue 1, having scored only 1 point in this championship. The team is at the bottom of the standings, and first of all, they have serious problems in the attack. Perhaps the coach needs to give more playing time to Yoann Touzghar, although it's more about the lack of creativity. Defensively, everything is more or less okay, as the Corsicans defend in large numbers and almost the entire team is sitting in their own penalty area. Newcomer to the club, defender Youssouf Koné has not yet made his debut for Ajaccio, even despite the injury to Fernand Mayembo. Also sidelined are Mickaël Barreto and Romain Hamouma, both of whom have been in the starting lineup.
Olivier Pantaloni's men lost 0-1 at home to Lorient in the last Ligue 1 round. You can't say that Ajaccio sat in defense the entire game. The Corsicans had 16 shots on goal, but failed to create a hundred percent. Nothing was accomplished in terms of attacking, and only after set-pieces did the team manage to hit from outside the penalty area. The opponents were much sharper and it was only a matter of time before they conceded a goal. The result was fair and, at best, Ajaccio could have only counted on a nil draw.
After the departure of Christophe Galtier, it was no longer clear in which direction Nice was headed. Lucien Favre has not yet been able to solve the Eagles' playing problems, and before the transfer window closed the club had a confused reshuffle of the squad. Nice sold their most promising player, Amin Guiry, to Rennes, buying Gaëtan Laborde from the Bretons. Ross Barkley and Mads Bech Sørensen arrived from the English Premier League, without playing experience at their previous clubs, and it remains to be seen whether they will be able to open up in the new team. Nicolas Pepe and Sofiane Diop combined for only 1 point: Pepe scored his first goal from the penalty spot. At least the fact that the sickbay is almost empty, although there is one serious loss: Aaron Ramsey is unlikely to play against Ajaccio.
On Matchday 1 of Ligue 1, Nice lost 0-1 to Monaco at home. Lucien Favre's side had one of their best games this season but they failed to perform. The Eagles played well through set-pieces, and Dante missed two good chances. Defensively, though, everything was far from perfect, conceding a goal was logical in general. In addition, this week Nice played out a draw with Cologne in the Conference League, 1-1. The spectators could have seen a lot more goals, and the same Eagles didn't take a lot of chances. Andy Delort could have made his hat-trick, Laborde and Pepe also nearly scored a goal each.
Ajaccio and Nice have not played each other for more than eight years. Last time they played, the Eagles won at home 2-0.
- Ajaccio won 6 of the last 10 home matches;
- Nice won 3 of the last 10 away matches, suffering 5 defeats;
- Ajaccio conceded at least once in 9 of the last 10 games.
Expert Betting Tips
Nice has scored only 4 goals this season, but gradually the attack is getting better. The Eagles looked good against both Monaco and Cologne, and now they will be facing a much weaker opponent. Ajaccio is one of the worst in Ligue 1 in terms of attacking play, they lacked creativity again in the last round. Even against Lorient in the home walls, the Corsicans looked weak, so everything goes to the 5th defeat in a row. I suggest betting on the following outcomes:
- W2 for 2.40;
- BTTS - No for 1.732;
- Correct Score 0-3 for 19.0.
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