Auxerre vs Sochaux by Alcuni
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As I expected, Auxerre proved to be a poor team in this start of the season. Letting go some important players in inter-season and bringing back in team others but with less quality (and others who were injured and didn’t play yet: Tacalfred, Traore, Touzghar; also Aguilar) Auxerre took a single win, on the road against poor Bourg Peronnas, and are sitting for the moment in 14th position with only 5 points. They took a point in last trip at Orleans but had some luck. They defended well enough against a rusty Orleans, even scored once, but a disallowed goal and this was enough for a 0-0. Was a boring game with couple of chances during whole game, but Orleans were close to score at least twice. Interesting to see, how they’ll cope, after this break, but, honestly, still don’t have great expectation, Auxerre not being at all involved in the last days of transfers (of course due to financial problems). At least good news in Auxerre’s camp as they recovered 3 important players: Touzghar, Tacalfred and Aguilar, all in the squad for this game. In these conditions Konate, Kilic and Vincent was left out the squad
For sure Sochaux should be very upset for the outcome of their last game, 2-2 at home, against leader Brest. And can’t be other wise when you have 2-0 in 90th min and in dying minutes you concede twice. For most of the time, Sochaux played quite smart. After opening the score due to a nice finishing of Andriatsima, Sochaux let Brest to have the ball, to dominate, but don’t let them to came to close to the young GK Prevot buts. With second goal scored by same Andriatsima, 2 mins after the break and same display of the game, nothing announced the incendiary final. Is true Brest still had the ball, but created few chances. At one of these chances, somewhere near to 65th minute, Gibaud (Sochaux) hit the ball with his hand on the goal line, but referee didn’t award the deserved penalty and red card for Sochaux defender. I think this was the first shot on goal. The second shot, somewhere from 20 m from the net, came in first minute added to the regular play time, Prevot (Sochaux GK) having no reaction. And of course the third shot, somewhere from the penalty box area, come in 93rd minutes and once again Prevot with no reaction. Really undeserved points lost by Sochaux, but were Brest offensive players’ fault not scoring earlier and letting happen this shocking final. Andriatsima and Teikeu were at NT while Ramare is suspended. Main GK Werner, Berenguer and Sao remain injured.
Auxerre will try to take their first win and I guess they are close in these conditions. I expect them to be stronger now at least in offensive compartment. With Sochaux having huge problems in the goal, but with and overall strong team I see an open game with goals in it. So let’s back over here. gl
|over 2.75||Pinnacle||2.76||8||0-0 LOST (-8 units)|
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