Ajaccio – Bastia Preview - Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Ajaccio – Bastia Preview

Not much of a derby considering the difference in performances as of late… Anyway, fans of both sides still consider this a huge game meaning that players could be more fired up.

The problem is that being determined to achieve something is not enough. You also need the means to do it. And unfortunately for Ajaccio at the moment they could be competitive in Ligue2 somewhere around the middle of table…

The lack of experience of new coach Bracconi is pretty visible, as he hasn’t made a single tactical change since coach Ravanelli left. Funny thing: if after Ravanelli’s departure players were badmouthing him, now most of them are regretting the ex coach. That says a lot about players’ character and consistency…

For me personally the saddest thing of all is the defensive transformation, from confident and stable to timid and chaotic. There’s no concentration anymore, no lucidity in interventions and it seems all defensive actions (tackles, clearances) are burdens…

Ajaccio will most probably use the same team as last round.

Bastia fully deserved to win last round against Evian. Defensively they managed to preempt all incoming danger with ease. Rejecting opponents’ actions is just like an automatic behavior for Bastia, there’s no supplementary effort needed whatsoever. Just like losing a game is by now an automatic behavior for Ajaccio…

Defensive midfielder Cahuzac will miss through suspension. There’s no need for panic as Bastia have proper replacements for Cahuzac, even if he is the captain.

After a couple of disastrous results, at home and in a derby, Ajaccio will try and ask forgiveness by being more aggressive than usual. But Bastia proved they can hold ground and strike on counters, especially against a team that is soft both defensively and offensively.

At 2.22 odds are low but all factors are in favor of Bastia wining this game.

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