Ajaccio vs Laval prediction 05.12.2023

Ajaccio

Ajaccio

2 : 0

Laval

Laval

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  • Competition: Ligue 2
  • Date: Tuesday, 5th December 2023
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: Stade François Coty (Ajaccio)

On Tuesday evening, last year's Ligue 1 team, Ajaccio, will welcome the league's leader, Laval, at Stade François Coty in Ajaccio in the 17th round of the Ligue 2.

In the 21st century, Ajaccio are one of the teams that occasionally gain promotion to the French top-flight division but then struggle to keep themselves above the danger zone. Last season, they played in Ligue 1 after eight consecutive seasons in Ligue 2 but were instantly relegated, finishing ten points away from the safe zone. This season, Ajaccio are playing a mediocre season, as they are 8th with 24 points, already seven points away from the direct promotion (2nd place), but they are still only two points away from the playoff spots. The primary problem for them is their poor road record, while at home are still undefeated with four draws and four wins, so it will be interesting to see whether they can keep that unbeaten run against the league's leader.

Laval are playing an excellent season - the best in over three decades. The last time this team played Ligue 1 was back in the 1988/89 season, so this season has the potential to be one of the most important in the club's history. Currently, they are at the top of the league's table with 33 points in 16 rounds - two away from the 2nd-placed Angers.

Ajaccio vs Laval pick: Under 2.5 goals

Ajaccio are in poor form, as they won just one point in the previous two games, with only one goal scored. They are generally a team that struggles offensively, as they scored just 16 goals in 16 rounds, but their good defensive record holds them pretty high on the league's table. At home, they allowed only five goals, which is the best in the league. Because of good defense, Ajaccio were just twice over 2.5 goals in eight home games (25%). 

Laval are not a dominant offensive team either, but their defense have been simply awesome - the best in the league with only 11 allowed goals. On the road, Laval have been incredible, keeping a clean sheet on 75% of their games (six of eight), by far the most in the league. 

Both teams have been impressive defensively and were under 2.5 goals in the last three (Ajaccio) and the last two games (Laval). Considering both teams' excellent defensive performances throughout the season, we believe that under 2.5 goals is the safest option for this tie. 

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Ajaccio vs Laval Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Laval

    1 : 2

    Ajaccio

    Club Friendlies 1

  2. Laval

    1 : 1

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  3. Ajaccio

    1 : 3

    Laval

    Ligue 2

  4. Laval

    0 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  5. Ajaccio

    0 : 0

    Laval

    Ligue 2

Ajaccio

Ajaccio team news

Due to injuries, the team will be without several important players who already missed the previous games: Mathieu Michel, Cedric Avenel, Julien Benhaim, Michael Barreto, Cyrille Bayala, and Yoann Youzghar. 

A starting left full-back, Cedric Avinel, is suspended for breaching the betting rules. He already missed the previous two because of it, and after this match vs Laval, he will be available. 

A starting center-back, Maxime Chanot, is suspended for one game after collecting yellow cards in the previous ones. With him out, we might see a backup right back, Tony Strata, start at the back with Clement Vidal. 

Last matches of Ajaccio

  1. Ajaccio

    1 : 1

    Angers

    Ligue 2

  2. Annecy

    2 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  3. Toulouse Métropole

    1 : 4

    Ajaccio

    Coupe de France

  4. Ajaccio

    1 : 0

    Troyes

    Ligue 2

  5. Grenoble Foot 38

    0 : 3

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

Ajaccio lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 16

    François-Joseph Sollacaro

Defenders

  • 20

    Mohamed Youssouf

  • 31

    Tony Strata

  • 5

    Clément Vidal

  • 27

    Thibault Campanini

Midfielders

  • 19

    Valentin Jacob

  • 26

    Tim Jabol-Folcarelli

  • 6

    Thomas Mangani

  • 8

    Vincent Marchetti

  • 10

    Yacine Bammou

Forwards

  • 11

    Ben Hamed Touré

Laval

Laval team news

Due to injury, the team should only miss attacking midfielder Ryan Ferhaoui. However, he has already been out for the entire season with the injury. 

Interestingly, Laval have the second-lowest market value in Ligue 2 at 9.95 million euros but holds the first place after almost half of the season.

Last matches of Laval

  1. Laval

    1 : 1

    Grenoble Foot 38

    Ligue 2

  2. Dunkerque

    0 : 2

    Laval

    Ligue 2

  3. Provin

    0 : 5

    Laval

    Coupe de France

  4. Laval

    0 : 3

    Concarneau

    Ligue 2

  5. Annecy

    1 : 3

    Laval

    Ligue 2

Laval lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Maxime Hautbois

Defenders

  • 15

    Elhadji Pape Diaw

  • 12

    Yasser Baldé

  • 3

    Marvin Baudry

Midfielders

  • 7

    Thibaut Vargas

  • 6

    Sam Sanna

  • 4

    Jimmy Roye

  • 20

    Amin Cherni

Forwards

  • 9

    Junior Kadile

  • 18

    Malik Tchokounté

  • 28

    Antonin Bobichon

3 Reasons why we should see fewer than three goals

  1. Ajaccio were six times under 2.5 goals in eight home games
  2. Laval kept a clean sheet in 75% of their road games in Ligue 2
  3. Both teams average only 1.9 goals per game

Main prediction Ajaccio - Laval

Under 2.5 goals

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55% winrate

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5 wins in a row

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Ajaccio & Laval current standing in Ligue 2

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Angers SCO 23 14 4 5 38 - 22 +16 46
2 Auxerre 23 12 8 3 47 - 25 +22 44
3 Grenoble Foot 38 23 10 10 3 34 - 22 +12 40
4 Laval 23 11 6 6 26 - 23 +3 39
5 Amiens SC 23 9 8 6 20 - 21 -1 35
6 Pau 23 8 9 6 36 - 35 +1 33
7 Caen 23 9 6 8 31 - 31 0 33
8 Ajaccio 22 9 6 7 22 - 23 -1 33
9 Guingamp 23 8 8 7 30 - 25 +5 32
10 Paris 23 9 5 9 28 - 27 +1 32
11 Saint-Étienne 23 9 5 9 21 - 22 -1 32
12 Rodez 23 8 7 8 37 - 36 +1 31
13 Bordeaux 23 8 5 10 26 - 31 -5 28
14 Concarneau 23 8 4 11 20 - 28 -8 28
15 Troyes 23 6 9 8 26 - 27 -1 27
16 Bastia 22 6 6 10 25 - 28 -3 23
17 Annecy 23 5 8 10 26 - 31 -5 23
18 Dunkerque 23 6 5 12 20 - 35 -15 23
19 Quevilly Rouen 23 4 9 10 32 - 36 -4 21
20 Valenciennes 23 2 8 13 15 - 32 -17 14

Ajaccio vs Laval - FAQ

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Where to watch?

You can find the match officially on Amazon Prime Video.

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How much is the average xG for Ajaccio this season?

The average xG for Ajaccio in the Ligue 2 this season is 0.9.

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How much is the average xG for Laval this season?

The average xG for Laval in the Ligue 2 this season is 1.35.