Toulouse were very determined last week away at Montpellier, but unfortunately they conceded early and couldn’t get back in the game (lost 2-0).
In-spite the series of negative results (won only 1 point in the last 6 Ligue1 games) Toulouse are very confident and constantly push the game forward.
Although they have valuable players in the attacking department, Toulouse’s major problem seems to be applying the finishing touch. They create enough scoring opportunities, but both strikers are out-of-form.
In defense they definitely have enough skills for Ligue1 level, but they keep on conceding goals as midfielders are mostly concentrated on building up play.
Disappointing performance from Gazelec Ajaccio last round against Troyes (lost 3-2). Although they held more possession and constantly pushed for the equalizer, Ajaccio were uninspired upfront and didn’t have any solutions for opening up a mediocre opponent (relied heavily on set pieces).
Not only last round, but for a couple of weeks already Gazelec Ajaccio reduced rythm and stopped believing in their chance.
Defenders are slow and can easily be caught on the wrong foot. They kept only one clean sheet in Ligue1 in 2016, and that happened only because opponents played in numerical inferiority most of the game.
This is an important game for both sides and the winner will make a huge step for avoiding relegation. While Toulouse have been playing decent football and have been very determined, Gazelec Ajaccio looked very lazy and lifeless as of late. TOULOUSE -0.75 at 2.10
UPDATE: Toulouse will have to do without defender Diop, but they welcome back defender Kana – Biyik.
Toulouse: Toulouse : Goicoechea, Lafont – Kana-Biyik, Moubandje, Somalia, Spajic, Tisserand, Yago – Akpa-Akpro, Blin, Bodiger, Sirieix, Machach, Regattin, Trejo, T.Doumbia – Ben Yedder, Pesic, Braithwaite
Gazelec Ajaccio: not communicated yet