Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(52) 33 Goals 27 (36)
(33) 18 Assists 10 (19)
(6.8) 6.9 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.6)
28.5 Average Age 28.5
180.3 Average Height (cm) 182.6
(0.9) 1 Shots pg 1 (0.8)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 46% (46%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.4 (0.4)
(1.6) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Karim Aït Fana Out 6.32
Garry Bocaly Out 6.7
Joris Marveaux Out 6.47
Geoffrey Jourdren Out 6.55
Laurent Pionnier Out 6.73
Cyril Jeunechamp Out 6.64
No missing players.

Team News

  • Karim Aït Fana is still struggling with a knee injury, while Joris Marveaux has a thigh problem.
  • Goalkepper Geoffrey Jourden is a doubt with a rib injury, backup Laurent Pionnier is also injured and third string keeper Jonathan Ligali will be expected to start in their stead.
  • Garry Bocaly has a hip complaint, and Cyril Jeunechamp is banned indefinitely until the league's disciplinary panel come to a decision regarding an altercation involving the defender and a member of the media following the draw with Valenciennes.
  • Ajaccio have no new injury concerns to worry about ahead of their trip to Montpellier.
  • Manager Alex Dupont may re-evaluate his options going forward however, as the Corsicans drew a blank for the second time in three games in their draw with Saint-Etienne.

Prediction

  • Montpellier take on Ajaccio at the Stade de la Mosson, hoping to bounce back from the disappointment of their defeat to Lyon last weekend.
  • La Palliade were ineffective going forward in that encounter, but will look to produce a morale boosting display against an Ajaccio team that has performed better than usual on the road this season.
  • Despite their impressive away form the islanders have been very much below par in recent weeks, and they should prove little match for the champions despite sitting just three places below them in the table.
  • Ajaccio do possess strong attacking threats in the shape of Adrian Mutu and Eduardo. However, the impressive Remy Cabella - along with the likes of Younes Belhanda and Anthony Mounier, should be able to inspire the hosts to a much needed triumph.
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