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France Ligue 2 - AJ Auxerre vs Saint Etie Prediction

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Pick:

1x2 Draw  @

Analysis:

AJ Auxerre and Saint Etienne will play for the relagation final for Ligue 1 this season at Stade de l'Abbé-Deschamps on Thursday.

AJ Auxerre
Auxerre set up a meeting with St Etienne by beating Sochaux on penalties, but they will have a mountain to climb in the upcoming double-header. Forward Theo Pellenard is sidelined with injury, while a man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Gaetan Charbonnier, who scored 17 goals in the regular season.

Saint Etienne
St Etienne managed to avoid immediate relegation thanks to a 1-1 draw with Nantes. St Etienne are more of a team than Auxerre, but beating the Ligue 2 side at “l’Abbe-Deschamps” is easier said than done. Former Man City defender Eliaquim Mangala is back from suspension for the away team.


Verdict:
Auxerre got 3W-6D-1L from Saint Etienne in the past, which take the upper hand. As six out of ten h2h games ended in a draw in the past, a tie in the upcoming fixture is worth to be condisdered.


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