Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Following a 3-0 loss to Lorient, Ajaccio will look to escape the relegation zone when they take on Troyes in the Ligue 1 round 25. L’ours are on a three-game losing run in the national championship, but Sunday’s clash could be the turning point for Olivier Pantaloni’s troops. Both Ismael Diallo and Mounaim El Idrissy are banned for the match, but there are no fresh injury worries in the home team.
Troyes, on the other hand, suffered a loss in each of their last four league matches, with the team remaining in the relegation zone. Since Troyes are desperate to pick up all three points from Sunday’s clash as well, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. In their last meeting in the French top flight the two teams played out a 1-1 draw, which is yet another reason why this betting option should be considered. Pap Ndiaga Yade is banned for the match, while fellow midfielder Florian Tardieu and Karim Azamoum miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Troyes):
Founded in 1986, Troyes are considered one of the youngest clubs in French Ligue 1. Troyes returned to the top flight at the end of the 2016/2017 season, with the team finishing the regular season in third place in the Ligue 2 standings. Jean Louis Garcia’s men proved their worth in the promotion play-offs, with the team beating Lorient in the two-legged tie.
Troyes are well known for their blue shirts, but they wear white when playing on the travels. Stade de l’Aube is the club’s home ground and the stadium can hold up to 20.400 spectators. The venue was built in 1924, but it was renovated on two occasions (1956, 2004). The club have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but in 1956 they made it to the French Cup final.
Troyes faced Sedan in the title game and they were totally outplayed by Louis Dugauguez’s troops (3-1) at Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir. Roger Courtois’ team were three goals down after 57 minutes, but five minutes later Fernand De Vlaeminck scored a consolation goal for the Stade de l’Aube outfit.