Le Mans 13/10 to beat Gazélec Ajaccio in France’s Ligue 2 play-off
Competition: Ligue 2 play-off
Market: Le Mans win
Odds: 13/10 @ Bet 365
Two sides looking to secure their Ligue 2 status for next season, Le Mans will host a struggling Gazélec Ajaccio on Tuesday night.
Starting with the hosts, while Le Mans may have been disappointed to have missed out on an automatic route to Ligue 2 this season, they have enjoyed a bright end to the year. In their 34 National 1 matchups this campaign, they recorded 16 wins, 11 draws and seven defeats, scoring 38 and conceding 29 in return. Finishing the year just three points adrift of the automatic spots, they also hold the second best defensive record in the division. As for their recent run of results, Tuesday’s hosts are enjoying a five-match winning run and have conceded just one goal in their last four appearances. Le Mans have also won their last three matches on home soil, scoring two or more goals in each victory.
As for the visitors, enduring a very worrying end to the year, Gazélec Ajaccio have entered their relegation play-off with very little momentum. In their 38 Ligue 2 matches this season, they recorded nine wins, 12 draws and 17 defeats, scoring 30 and conceding 54 in return. Finishing the year with a points tally of 39 and one-point adrift of Ligue 2 safety, Tuesday’s visitors also hold the second worse attacking record in France’s second tier. As for their recent run of results, Gazélec Ajaccio have lost three of their last four matches and are without a win in their last seven appearances. More worrying, they have failed to win any of their last nine matches on the road.
Bet: Le Mans 13/10 to beat Gazélec Ajaccio in France’s Ligue 2 play-off @ Bet 365