AC Ajaccio will face Lens at Matmut Atlantique, in Bordeaux, in French Ligue 2 37th Round. AC Ajaccio against Lens is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 2. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
For both teams, this match is very important, as the hosts are fighting to stay in the League and the guests for getting into the French Ligue 1.
AC Ajaccio is fighting for Ligue 2 place at this part of the season as they have only 2 points difference with 18th place. Hosts are facing big troubles in the last games. In the last 10 games of Ligue 2, they won only once in the last game against Orleans, for whom that was 4th lost in a row. Ajaccio has the worst form in the last 10 games of Ligue even after a win in the last match. At home, they look much better than in road games. At Matmut Atlantique this season they lost only 5 games and collected 25 points.
Ghislain Gimbert and Riad Nouri are two best squad strikers with 12 goals and 5 assists combined. Ex-AC Ajaccio player in past and now Manager of the team Olivier Pantaloni will take the 326th match in his career current place. This season will be much worse than previous, as Ajaccio took last season 3rd place and almost succeed to be promoted to Ligue 1.
RC Lens are one of the favorites to be among these teams, which will play for promotion to Ligue 1 and next season play in the highest French league. Unfortunately, they lost the most important game one round earlier against Lorient, which is at the 5th place now with 2 points difference. Lens failed to score in 7 of their last 10 games, what looks very awful for the end of the season. Moreover, in the last 10 matches of Ligue 2 Lens finished all games with less than 2,5 goals in total. After relegation in 2014/15 season, current season’s result could be great chances for coming back on the highest level.
Yannick Gomis obviously leading the team by scored goals (13) and made assists (6). However, he plays almost in every second match. The team strongly orientated to the defensive game. Unfortunately, Mehdi Tahrat will miss the end of the season due to Medial Collateral Ligament avulsion injury.
In the last 2 seasons, these teams played 4 times. They have equal wins and losses since Lens won twice last year and AC Ajaccio was stronger in 2018. Most interesting, although, teams playing very defensive football, previous matches finished with at least 2 scored goals in the match.
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