Bastia vs Ajaccio Prediction 05.02.2024

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 2
  • Date: Monday, 5th, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: Stade Armand Cesari (Bastia)

Eager to steer clear of the relegation zone, Bastia will face promotion-hunter Ajaccio at the Stade Armand-Cesari in Round 23 of the French Ligue 2 on Monday.

Immediately returning from the winter hiatus, Bastia pleasantly surprised everyone by starting off 2024 in a grand manner, trashing title-pursuing Angers in a routine 2-0 triumph in front of their loyal fans. Sadly, the promising start to the new calendar year quickly turned into disappointment, as the Corsicans suffered back-to-back setbacks against Caen 1-2 and the humiliating 1-3 defeat at the hands of bottom-dwellers Valenciennes. In stark contrast to the previous term where the Blues were on the brink of returning to Ligue 1, the current campaign tells a completely different story as the club fiercely battles to preserve its second-tier status, currently sitting in the unfavorable 16th position with only three points separating them from the relegation zone.

On the opposing side of the field, the Ajaccio squad firmly declares their ambitions to reclaim a spot among the top clubs in France, just twelve months after their relegation from the elite class. However, the Corsican Bears will need to construct a more consistent run of form in the remaining part of the domestic campaign to continue their promotion hunt, having won just two of their last six games across all competitions. One of those triumphs came in their recent Ligue 2 outing, as they defeated lower-ranked Concarneau by a narrow 1-0 margin, courtesy of winter signing Christopher Ibayi, allowing them to shake off consecutive disappointments from the start of the new year.

Bastia vs Ajaccio Betting Tips: AH1 (0)

Without a doubt, we anticipate a tight contest between the two Corsican sides, but we also hope that Bastia, with the support of their thunderous fanbase, will devise a plan to earn the much-needed three points that will keep them afloat. Among other things, the Corsicans in blue will strive to make a perfect start under the new helm of Lilian Laslandes after the executives handed Regis Brouard his walking papers last week following a painful 1-3 defeat against the bottom-dwelling Valenciennes. While entering the Monday-night Ligue 2 clash burdened by two consecutive losses, Bastia can take heart from the fact that five out of their six triumphs this season unfolded in the presence of their home faithful. 

Furthermore, the Lions of Furiani will nurture hopes of securing the ideal result in the upcoming league test as they host Ajaccio, a side that has become a regular prey, getting the better of them in each of the last six meetings at Stade Armand-Cesari. While they remain unscathed in their own backyard this campaign, claiming seven wins and four draws, the Red and Whites have endured a plethora of disappointments on their Ligue 2 travels, losing seven out of the opening 11 away matches, including four in a row. Despite Ajaccio holding a considerably more favorable position on the table, we slightly lean towards Bastia to pull off a positive result in this Corsican derby, considering a myriad of factors working in their favor.

Bastia vs Ajaccio Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Ajaccio

    2 : 0

    Bastia

    Ligue 2

  2. Ajaccio

    0 : 1

    Bastia

    Ligue 2

  3. Bastia

    2 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  4. Ajaccio

    1 : 0

    Bastia

    Club Friendlies 1

  5. Ajaccio

    5 : 1

    Bastia

    Club Friendlies 1

Bastia

Bastia team news

Bastia will be without Duma Guidi and midfielder Julien Maggioti for the rest of the current season due to serious injuries, while winter signing Gaetan Charbonnier returns to the squad after serving a one-match ban on his debut.

Knocked out with his Guinea from the Africa Cup of Nations, 18-year-old striker Facinet Conte is set to return to his squad, while key defender Dylan Tavares is still at the African tournament as his Cape Verde side battle South Africa for a place in the semi-finals.

Last matches of Bastia

  1. Valenciennes FC

    3 : 1

    Bastia

    Ligue 2

  2. Bastia

    1 : 2

    Caen

    Ligue 2

  3. Bastia

    2 : 0

    Angers

    Ligue 2

  4. Saint Etienne

    3 : 2

    Bastia

    Ligue 2

  5. Bastia

    0 : 0

    Quevilly Rouen

    Ligue 2

Bastia lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Johny Placide

Defenders

  • 22

    Charles Traore

  • 95

    Cheick Keita

  • 99

    Yllan Okou

  • 15

    Florian Bohnert

Midfielders

  • 66

    Jocelyn Janneh

  • 13

    Tom Ducrocq

  • 7

    Christophe Vincent

Forwards

  • 9

    Benjamin Santelli

  • 10

    Migouel Alfarela

  • 17

    Florian Bianchini

Ajaccio

Ajaccio team news

Meanwhile, Ajaccio will be unable to use Julien Benhaim and Michael Barreto due to injuries in the Corsican derby, while right winger Cyrille Bayala is out for the rest of the season after picking up a serious ligament injury at the start of the current campaign

28-year-old forward Christopher Ibayi, who arrived from third tier outfit Rouen 1899 during the winter transfer window, has stood out immediately for his new club, scoring the winner in the clash against Concernau last time out and he could be hoping to keep his place in the attack.

Last matches of Ajaccio

  1. Ajaccio

    1 : 0

    Concarneau

    Ligue 2

  2. Dunkerque

    2 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  3. Troyes

    3 : 1

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

  4. Ajaccio

    2 : 1

    Valenciennes FC

    Ligue 2

  5. Auxerre

    2 : 0

    Ajaccio

    Ligue 2

Ajaccio lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Mathieu Michel

Defenders

  • 3

    Stephen Quemper

  • 5

    Clement Vidal

  • 2

    Maxime Chanot

  • 20

    Mohamed Youssouf

Midfielders

  • 6

    Thomas Mangani

  • 37

    Mehdi Puch-Herrantz

  • 26

    Tim Jabol-Folcarelli

Forwards

  • 10

    Valentin Jacob

  • 9

    Yoann Touzghar

  • 19

    Al Hassan Toure

4 Reasons why we expect AH1 (0)

  1. Bastia has suffered just one defeat in their last seven Ligue 2 home matches.
  2. Ajaccio has succumbed in each of their previous four second-tier away fixtures.
  3. Ajaccio has experienced all seven losses this season on the road.
  4. Bastia has triumphed over Ajaccio in each of the last six consecutive home meetings.

Main prediction Bastia - Ajaccio

AH1 (0)

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56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Bastia vs Ajaccio - FAQ

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Who is Bastia's player to watch?

Migouel Alfarela is in the best form among his peers, as the 26-year-old has scored five goals in the last six matches, including a hat-trick in the emphatic 5-0 victory over Dunkerque earlier in December 2023.

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Who is Ajaccio's player to watch?

Yoann Touzghar is the most productive striker this season, alongside Riad Nouri, both scoring 5 goals each.