Lille vs Gazelec Ajaccio Betting Tips

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    Gazelec Ajaccio

      Tip Reasoning

      Lille have started the season solidly, if unspectacularly. They didn’t get blown away by PSG in the opener, losing that game only 1-0. They then earned admirable draws against two of Ligue 1’s better clubs in Bordeaux and Monaco. There are signs that new manager Herve Renard is turning things around after a summer of change.

      Still, this is a critical home game for this club. Win it and they’ve earned a respectable five points from four games. Fail to win it and a trip to Lyon looms with a lot of pressure to try to deal with.

      Corchia, Civelli, Sidibe and Pavard has worked at the back for Renard, who has been forced to experiment with both starting line-ups and within games to try to generate something going forward. It’ll be interesting to see how he approaches a game where Lille start as favourites for the first time in 2015-16.

      For Gazelec Ajaccio, a 0-0 opening weekend draw has been overshadowed by back-to-back home losses. Defeat to PSG is highly forgivable, but they’ll be disappointed by their defeat to fellow Ligue 1 newcomers Angers and they’ll be especially frustrated by the fact that they haven’t scored one goal yet. Ajaccio look like a side destined to struggle for survival.

      Three Reasons for Betting Tips

      1. Lille’s possession

      Lille will have the football for most of this game. They’ll be able to work Gazelec Ajaccio out of the game and they’ll create chances in steady build up play. We’re not convinced that Ajaccio will match up well against Lille’s steady style of football.

      2. Gazelec Ajaccio are struggling

      It looks like this club will be battling for their Ligue 1 lives. They’re struggling to adjust to the top tier of football and we think this early away game might be a catalyst for more poor form, rather than a starting point of a recovery.

      3. The odds match expectations

      This game is crying out as a 1-0 or 0-0 score-line. The odds on a home win with Gazelec Ajaccio not scoring (read 1-0 Lille win) are nearly even, which is too good not to take. Throw in the fact that even bet365 are leaning pretty heavily towards a 1-0 win offering not far off 2/1 odds on a correct score prediction there.

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