Ajaccio vs Montpellier Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 12/03/2023

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12/03/23 - 14:00

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AC Ajaccio - Montpellier

France Ligue 1 - Stade Francois Coty

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Top Bets and Predictions for Ajaccio vs Montpellier

Ajaccio is running out of time in their battle against relegation, and with another run of bad form, there needs to be a quick change to the circumstances with the match against Montpellier coming up this weekend.

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Both Teams to Score – No

The logic behind this Ajaccio vs Montpellier prediction lies behind the fact that Ajaccio had four from their last five games without both teams scoring a goal, while at the same time, Montpellier played the same amount of games with the score in question. Even when we look at the stats from the matches they played against each other, it is obvious these teams have trouble scoring goals. From the last ten outings between them looking at league, cup, and friendly matches in that period, in only three both teams scored a goal.

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Under 2.5 Goals

The same explanation applies to the second prediction for Ajaccio vs Montpellier duel. Four of the last five matches these squads played against one another ended with fewer than three goals in the back of the net. Looking at their current form, Ajaccio had two out of the last five matches with under 2.5 goals while the visiting team had three. For the season, Ajaccio played 13 games where teams failed to score more than twice, at the same time, Montpellier had three more matches with the same line. However, it is worth noting that the guest side played most of these games in the first part of the season when they were involved in some high scoring matches.

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Market Odds and Stats for Ajaccio vs Montpellier prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

31/08/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Montpellier

Montpellier

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

2

0

28/10/14

France League Cup France

Montpellier

Montpellier

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

1

Last Five - AC Ajaccio

17/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Laval

Laval

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

1

D

10/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Guingamp

Guingamp

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

3

W

05/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

SC Bastia

SC Bastia

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

0

L

27/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Concarneau

Concarneau

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

1

W

23/01/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Dunkerque

Dunkerque

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

2

0

L

Last Five - Montpellier

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

3

W

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lyon

Lyon

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

1

L

07/02/24

France Cup France

Nice

Nice

Montpellier

Montpellier

4

1

L

03/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Rennes

Rennes

Montpellier

Montpellier

2

1

L

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lille

Lille

Montpellier

Montpellier

0

0

D

These are the bookmakers' choices regarding Ajaccio vs Montpellier odds:

Ajaccio odds: 15/8 (2.88) – 34.8%

Draw odds: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.8%

Montpellier odds: 6/4 (2.50) – 40%

The guest team has been given a favorite role by the bookies, however, these odds suggest a much closer battle than we might see this weekend. With all to play for, especially, with Ajaccio and their probability of relegation getting higher with each passing round, bettors should look at all the available options for this prediction, and you can always check our daily football betting tips today for additional suggestions. Over 1.5 Goals in the First Half will get you odds of 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4% while going for Ajaccio Win with BTTS brings you a value of 6/1 (6.00) – 16.7%.

Ajaccio vs Montpellier Lineups, Team Information, and Preview

Ajaccio

The home team has the worst efficiency rating in the league, and that problem, it seems, is unsolvable for coach Olivier Pantaloni. Ajaccio managed to score only twenty goals this season, and after losing four from their last five matches they are not very optimistic about their chances of surviving the season. With some games left before the season's end, it is viable that there could be a solution found to their situation. However, Pantaloni is also facing a long injury list for the match this weekend: Ismael Diallo, Vincent Marchetti, Thomas Mangani, Yoann Touzghar, and Youssouf Kone are out with injuries.

Provisional lineup: Leroy, Youssouf, Vidal, Avinel, Alphonse, Bayala, Barreto, Coutadeur, Belaili, El Idrissy, Hamouma.

Montpellier

There were some tough times for Montpellier this season, but things are looking brighter lately. The team has gelled at the right time and is on its way to staying in Ligue 1 even though it didn't look that way a couple of months ago. Enzo Tchato, Maxime Esteve, Beni Makouna, and Leo Leroy are the players missing through injury.

Provisional lineup: Lecomte, Sylla, Kouyate, Jullien, Sacko, Chotard, Ferri, Maouassa, Savanier, Nordin, Khazri.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio
4-4-2
1
Benjamin Leroy
fr
20
Mohamed Youssouf
km
15
Clement Vidal
fr
21
Cedric Avinel
gp
3
Ismael Diallo
ci
14
Cyrille Bayala
bf
4
Mickael Barreto
fr
6
Mathieu Coutadeur
fr
10
Mohamed Youcef Belaili
dz
7
Mounaim El Idrissy
fr
28
Moussa Djitte
sn
Substitutes
24
Ruan Levine Camara Vitor
br
29
Florian Chabrolle
fr
34
Moussa Soumano
fr
77
Fernand Mayembo
fr
25
Oumar Gonzalez
cm
35
Anthony Khelifa
fr
27
Kevin Spadanuda
ch
16
Francois-Joseph Sollacaro
fr
5
Riad Nouri
fr

Montpellier

Montpellier
4-2-3-1
40
Benjamin Lecomte
fr
77
Falaye Sacko
ml
6
Christopher Jullien
fr
4
Kiki
ml
3
Issiaga Sylla
gn
12
Jordan Ferri
fr
13
Joris Chotard
fr
7
Arnaud Nordin
fr
11
Teji Savanier
fr
27
Faitout Maouassa
fr
99
Wahbi Khazri
tn
Substitutes
26
Thibault Tamas
fr
75
Mamadou Sakho
fr
5
Pedro Mendes
pt
22
Khalil Fayad
fr
9
Valere Germain
fr
21
Sepe Elye Wahi
fr
90
Bingourou Kamara
sn
10
Stephy Mavididi
gb
34
Edvin Bongemba
fr

Player to Watch: Teji Savanier

If a player scores ten goals from the midfield area one can suggest that he has been having a great season. That is the case with Teji Savanier who leads Montpellier in scoring and is the key member of the visiting squad. Savanier also added a single assist to his season's resume.

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Notes about Ajaccio vs Montpellier prediction

  • Where is the match venue? – The game will be played at Stade Francois Coty, Ajaccio
  • Who will referee the match? – Hakim Ben El Hadj
  • When was the last time Ajaccio beat Montpellier in the league? – Ajaccio won in 2013

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