**The odds were correct at the time of publishing but are subject to change**
AJ Auxerre finished 3rd in Ligue 2 and will now face Sochaux that bagged the Ligue 2 crown in a promotion playoff fixture scheduled for 20th May 2022. We preview the important fixture in this post to provide Football Whispers readers with the best free picks and tips. Read on to find out more.
Our Free Predictions for Auxerre vs Sochaux Promotion Playoff Fixture
Auxerre play their first promotion playoff fixture against Sochaux. The visitors already played their first promotion playoff game against Pau, a team they defeated 2-1. Will Sochaux stand the offensive Auxerre? Here are our best two predictions for this match:
Auxerre to win @ 27/25 (2.08)
We are tipping home victory in this game. The hosts have been dominating this fixture, losing only thrice to Sochaux in the last 20 duels. Moreover, the hosts won six and drew one of their last seven games. While Sochaux hasn’t done poorly recently, the visitors have always failed struggled in this matchup and lost once in their last seven games.
Auxerre to score the first goal @39/50 (1.78)
We are tipping home team to find the net first. They have been the stronger side and after a 6-day break, the hosts should be well prepared for this game against the visitors who will have rested for three days.
Auxerre vs Sochaux: Promotion Playoffs Betting Odds, H2H and Form
Find out which UK bookmakers have the best odds for the Ligue 2 promotion playoffs in the table below.
Auxerre last five-WWWDW
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Auxerre vs Sochaux: Promotion Playoffs Preview
Auxerre and Sochaux battle it for a promotion to Ligue 1 on 20th May. This is the first time these teams meet in promotion playoffs. The game is expected to create a lot of expectation from fans of both teams. The hosts play their first playoff match while Sochaux makes this trip to Auxerre after bagging a 2-1 victory over Pau in the first playoff game.
The hosts have previously been dominant in this fixture. AJ Auxerre won 13, drew 4 and lost only 3 of the last 20 encounters with Sochaux. And with home advantage, it is unlikely that will lose this game after the much-needed rest. The hosts have had a 6-day rest since the season ended on 14th while Sochaux will be back in action only three days of their first promotion playoff game.
Notably, Auxerre has never lost to Sochaux this season. The hosts settled for a barren draw in the first Ligue 2 this season and won 3-2 in the second encounter. This will be the third meeting this season and the hosts are our favourites to win the match.
Now, here is our we expect these teams to lineup for this duel:
Auxerre predicted lineup-Leon, Arcus, Coeff, Pellenard, Bernard, Traore, Sinayoko, Sakhi, Hein, Autret and Charbonnier.
Sochaux predicted lineup–Prevot, Henry, Diedhiou, Ndour, Aaneba, Lopy, Ndiaye, Mauricio, Weissbeck, Ambri and Kalulu.
Where is the venue for the Ligue 1 playoff match?
Auxerre vs Sochaux will take place at Stade de I’Abbe-Deschamps in Auxerre, France.
What is the kick off time?
The match will start at 21:30 GMT +3
Which team was the dominant side in the last five meetings?
Auxerre had 3W while Sochaux had 1W in the last five encounters.