Last round Ajaccio were happy to concede only twice away at champions PSG (lost 2-0). PSG controlled the entire game and Ajaccio’s forwards didn’t even touched the ball. Only winger Djokovic tried to push the game forward but all his efforts were in vain.
In-fact Djokovic is Ajaccio’s most active player so far, but things should change since their first home game is yet to come. Ajaccio played away from home in the first two rounds and had to concentrate mostly on defending, but things should change this week in front of own fans.
Ajaccio’s strongest part should be the attack where they have 5 decent options. Forward Zoua who arrived from Turkey is the latest addition and his transfer only proves that sooner or later Ajaccio will adopt an offensive attitude, especially in home games which should be the primary source of points.
Against PSG it seemed that Ajaccio have a problem in defending the right flank but it may have been only because PSG’s winger Lucas was extremely active. Even so, next opponent will be winger Camara who is also very fast and talented.
Angers at times cornered the opponent but they weren’t constant in efforts and gave up too easily. In the end the 0-0 draw against Nantes last week was a fair result and it gave us the possibility to understand that Angers don’t really like to be favorites and apply constant pressure, and instead taking the opponent by surprise suits them better.
Well now against Ajaccio, who will be playing their first Ligue1 game on home ground, Angers have the chance to do just that, sit back tightly and speculate on counters through forwards Sunu and Camara.
In defense Angers looked pretty solid so far and they should have enough endurance power to hold ground.
Bookies spend so much time marketing their business that they forget to do their homework before compiling the odds. There is excellent value on Angers to take advantage of Ajaccio’s desire to impress in the first home game. Angers +0.25 at 1.94
UPDATE: No surprises in the squads.
Ajaccio: Gazélec Ajaccio : Maury, Goda – Coeff, Filippi, Casanova, Poggi, P.Martinez, I.Sylla – Mayi, Djokovic, Le Moigne, Larbi, Tshibumbu, Ducourtioux, Youga – Pujol, Boutaib, Zoua
Angers: Butelle, Letellier – Andreu, Manceau, G.Angoula, R.Thomas, Is.Traoré – Ngosso, R.Camara, Capelle, Diers, Mangani, C.Ndoye, Saïss – Doré, Ketkéophomphone, Karanovic, Sunu