AJ Auxerre vs Grenoble Preview 02/08/2021
This weekend sees the second round of fixtures in the 2021/22 French Ligue 2 season.
The final match of the weekend takes place on the 2nd of August and is between AJ Auxerre and Grenoble at the Stade de l’Abbé Deschamps. The hosts begin the weekend in 4th place on 3 points while the visitors are yet to get off the mark and find themselves in 19th place after one round of fixtures.
1er match, 1ère victoire ✅💪🏼
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— Gauthier Hein (@gauthier_hein) July 25, 2021
AJ Auxerre started the season in positive fashion as they picked up maximum points in a 2-1 win at Amiens SC. AJ Auxerre found themselves a goal down at half time but pushed on in the second half to score the equalising goal in the 63rd minute. Things got even better for the visitors 8 minutes later and AJ Auxerre scored their second goal of the match, which was good enough to claim the 3 points.
That result means, including results from last season, AJ Auxerre are unbeaten in 28 of their 32 most recent league matches. That includes each of their last 5 Ligue 2 games and AJ Auxerre have lost only one of their 12 most recent league fixtures.
AJ Auxerre’s most recent record of 18 home games in Ligue 2 consists of no losses at half time and they have not tasted defeat in each of their last 5 at the Stade de l’Abbé Deschamps.
Grenoble made a disastrous start to the new campaign. It may only be one result on the opening day of the season and things can easily change but to go down 4-0 at home against Paris FC was extremely disappointing.
Grenoble finished one place above Paris FC last season but found themselves 1-0 down at half time. Things went from bad to worse in the second half and Paris FC scored 3 unanswered goals to take maximum points in style.
Including league games from last season, that result means Grenoble have lost 4 of their last 7 Ligue 2 matches and have picked up only 2 wins from those 7 games.
Trends show in their last 6 away games in Ligue 2 , Grenoble have recorded only one win. They have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last 5 away league matches and have not scored more than a single goal in each on those fixtures.
Looking ahead to the team news and AJ Auxerre are likely to go with the same starting XI from the opening game of the season. Lassine Sinayoko could come into the team at the expense of Alec Georgen.
Grenoble could easily make several changes to their team following the 4-0 defeat. Adrien Monfray, Loris Néry, Orges Bunjaku, Olivier Boissy, and Souleymane Cissé will all be hoping to start.
This match ended 1-1 towards the end of last season and we could be in for another close game, despite the fact Grenoble suffered a heavy loss last week.
The away team will be wary of conceding more goals and if AJ Auxerre are to come out on top, it could be by a single goal.
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