Auxerre vs Troyes
Auxerre – Troyes
Last friendly for both before the start of the season from next Friday.
Auxerre had a poor season finishing at the middle of the table. They had a good squad and I saw them as one of the favorite for promotion but a very poor first part of the season made them to struggle a lot in the bottom of the table. Save the season thanks for a very good 2nd part of the season but overall was far from the expectation. With a positive coach perhaps more to do this season. In terms of squad, there are some changings: bring in Merdji (Bourg) Sakhi (Metz), Mancini (Tours) Bellougou ( Troyes) but left the team some important names as Yattara, Y. Sane, P. Sane, Aye, Sangare, Tamuzo and others. Still some time for transfers so can loan again some of them. In friendly, so far only 2 goals scored in 4 games but none conceded. (2 wins with 1-0 and 2 goalless draws).
Troyes relegated from Ligue 1 after a very poor season. But is not a big surprise cause this happened lately for Troyes when promoted from Ligue2. Is interesting that many of the players who promoted in Ligue1 are present in the squad available for this season, Samassa, Cordoval, Obiang, Giraudon, Darbion, young Nivet (already 41 years old), Niane, and others. So perhaps will be again involved in the promotion race. As new names we can find: coach Almeida, Touzghar, Suk, Berthomier, plus two players from relegated Tours (Raveloson and Kone); Left the team Herelle, Grandsir, Bellugou and important Dingome. Bad results in friendlies so far, Troyes losing versus Ligue 2 teams Metz and Nancy, but won versus Chambly.
For sure Troyes remained same nice team to watch with a nice attacking football. Surprising for me is Auxerre who seems to have another approach at least so far. Is true they lost some important strikers and will take some time till become a powerful team in attack. So expect a similar game Auxerre had so far and I’ll take under 2.5 goals in this last friendly game for both. gl
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Auxerre vs Troyes prediction
|under 2,5||Bet365||2.20||8||0-2 WON (+9.6 units)|