Stadium: Stade de l'Abbe-Deschamps (Auxerre)
Referee: Johan Hamel
Auxerre and Strasbourg haven't met in Ligue 1 for over 14 years, and a new page of their history will open very soon. The teams will meet on 27 August. Strasbourg is yet to pick up their first win of the season, and the bookmakers see them as favorites. Will the visitors be able to break their losing streak?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
After ten years in the French 2nd division, Auxerre has already picked up their first Ligue 1 win, but it isn't easy to draw any conclusions about the team's performance so far. The club understands the need to strengthen its squad and has recently signed M'Baye Niang and Gideon Mensah, who has only played five minutes for their new side. Nuno Da Costa has already scored his first goal for Auxerre but has recently picked up a disqualification. Niang is out for the same reason, while Théo Pellenard, Dennis Barney, and Gaetan Charbonnier remain on the injured list.
At the start of the season, their attacking options seemed to be the biggest problem, but the situation is now changing. Burgundy looked slightly better in their 2:2 draw with Angers, but in the last round, they allowed Montpellier to score but ultimately won with a score of 2:1. They failed in the first half, but after the break, the team scored twice in five minutes. Auxerre scored the decisive goal on penalties.
Strasbourg has developed into a solid mid-table side in Ligue 1, and they have the resources to fight for a place in the European competitions. Last season, the team showed bright attacking football. They have retained almost all of their leaders and signed some excellent newcomers simultaneously.
In the last matchday, Strasbourg's defense caused the most trouble. For the 3rd time in a row, the team suffered a defeat. This time they drew 1:1 with Reims. In the first half, the opponents could have taken the lead, but Strasbourg took the lead towards the break.
Expert Betting Tips
The Auxerre's defensive statistics in recent matches are not good, and it will be difficult for them to stop Strasbourg. The visitors haven't had the best start to the season, but their attacking potential is still high. However, it is unlikely to solve the problems in defense. We have to wait for the return of at least some of the currently injured.
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