Total over 2
“Nice” after the change of coach has clearly changed, especially in attack. On January 10, Didier Digard replaced the sacked Lucien Favre, who is focusing on the team’s game in the last third of the pitch. Under his leadership, the “eagles” began to act much more aggressively and persistently in front of the opponent’s goal, using many sprints with the saturation of dangerous zones. As a result, they had 4 wins and 1 draw with a total score of 11:2.
Gaining 13 points out of a possible 15 helped the club to move up to 8th place in the table and reduce the gap to the European Cup zone to 6 points.
“Ajaccio” traditionally fights to maintain a place of residence in the elite division. For the last 20 years, in each of its 7 seasons in the elite, the team has struggled to survive.
Olivier Pantaloni focuses on organizing a solid defense and quick counter-attacks. With the first part of the tactical plan, the “bears” are doing well. In terms of the quality of defense (xga = 1.23 per game), they are in no way inferior to the average league players, but everything is sad with the organization of attacks. In terms of the number of expected goals scored (xg = 0.91), Ajaccio is in last place.
Thanks to his counter-attacking style, Ajaccio doesn’t fare badly in away matches where he has scored 61% of his points and is more productive in attack. I think we can expect productive football in this game as the Bears will be comfortable against the aggression of the Nothing.
Total over 2