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Troyes vs Auxerre Free Bets and Odds
Troyes was involved in one of the most exciting matches this season, a last week's loss to mighty PSG in a seven-goal thriller that gave them hope things will improve in future games.
Over 2.5 Goals
No team had more games with over 2.5 goals than Troyes this season. Troyes did it impressive ten times. They score goals almost as much as they concede them, they play football with a lot of spacing that gives ample opportunities to score goals but also allows opponents the same tactics. Auxerre has played eight matches with more than two goals this season which should make this matchup an interesting one.
Troyes to Win
Even though they are not the only ones without an away win this season, Auxerre is the worst visiting team in Ligue 1. They have accumulated three points, the same as Nantes and Montpellier, but with a far worse goal difference. Troyes has won only once at home, but they also have a single defeat with four draws. They make sure that their home turf is well protected giving them crucial points necessary for Ligue 1 survival.
Preview and key information about Troyes vs Auxerre
Troyes needs to stop leaking goals
Troyes has a quite stunning goal difference at 24-28, they are 12th in the league, but only with a three-point cushion in front of the teams that are in the relegation zone. Troyes' main problem this season is their leaking defense that just can't defend consistently. They have conceded at least a goal in each game they played this season which makes it truly remarkable that they are still above the relegation zone at this point. Only one team is worse in defending their goal, and that's the bottom side Angers who allowed 31 goals, three more than Troyes. The strange thing is that Troyes plays a fair amount of matches with a big wall in the back, sometimes even with five defenders, but it doesn't help save them from conceding goals.
Troyes predicted lineup: Gallon, T. Balde, Porozo, Palmer-Brown, Salmier, Conte, Rony Lopes, Kouame, Chavalerin, Odobert, M. Balde.
Auxerre finally won last week after going eight games in a row without one. They beat lowly Ajaccio who will be one of the contenders to stave off relegation. Auxerre has a lot of problems scoring goals, they are tied for second with the lowest goal-scoring record in the league with Nice, they both have 13 goals this term. The only worse team is Ajaccio with only eight goals. Auxerre also has one of the worst defenses in the league with 25 goals that they allowed.
Auxerre predicted lineup: Costil, Mensah, Jeanvier, Jubal, Raveloson, Autret, Sakhi, Toure, Sinayoko, Da Costa, Charbonnier.
Troyes: Florian Tardieu, Lucien Agoume, and Karim Azamoum are injured.
Auxerre: Kays Ruiz-Atil, Brayann Pereira, and Youssuf M'Changama are injured while M'Baye Niang is suspended.
Troyes vs Auxerre Facts & Notes
- What was the score the last time they met? – Troyes 3-1 Auxerre
- What time is the kick-off? – 20:00 BST, 21:00 CET
- Where is the game being played? – Stade de l'Aube, Troyes