Le Mans VS Ajaccio
20 September 2019 – 19:00
Regular Season – Round 8
20 Sep – 19:00
Who will be the winner?
Le Mans and Ajaccio meet at MMArena, in a match for the 8th round of the Ligue 2. There is no record of official head‑to‑heads between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last time they met, on 31‑08‑2011, the match ended with the final score: Le Mans (1‑0) Ajaccio. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.
Analysis of Le Mans
The home team is currently in the 18th position of the league, with 3 points won, after 1 win and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Sochaux, by (2‑0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against Rodez , by (4‑1). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 4 home league matches Le Mans has a record of 1 win and 3 losses, so they have won 3 points out of 12 possible. They haven’t been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 6 of the last 7 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 6 of their 9 matches, and have only turned the score around in 1. there is 1 period that stands out in the last 6 home matches for all competitions: they have scored 5 of their 7 goals between minutes (76’‑90′).
The return to Ligue 2 is not going as planned for Le Mans and all because it’s in the relegation playoff zone. Of course it is still the start of the championship, but he needs to be alert and go after what is necessary to accomplish his goals. The walk is long, but expect to be prepared for it, so much so that aims to add points in as many games as possible. Even playing against an opponent who has interests knows the importance of having a favorable score and is behind that will start your reaction. In this match the best players available will be on the field.
Analysis of Ajaccio
The away team is currently in the 10th position of the league, with 11 points won, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Auxerre, by (3‑1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Orléans, by (0‑0). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses in away matches, with 8 goals scored and 20 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 14 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Ajaccio has won 2, tied 3 and lost 5. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 6 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 24 matches have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals.
Ajaccio aims to show a different attitude in Ligue 2, having a standard of play and acting consistently throughout the clashes. As such, he will no longer think where the duels will take place, as he knows which points to sum as many times as possible. So far has had fluctuations, but hopes to affirm, after all have goals to meet. This way he wants a good result and will fight over the ninety minutes to make it happen. In this match the best players available will be on the field.