Thursday, June 1, 2023

Bitesize Prediction: AC Ajaccio vs Rennes – 21/05/23

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 20 May 2023


Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ Pribet

Hoping to secure back-to-back Ligue 1 victories on Sunday lunchtime, Rennes will travel to the Stade Francois Coty when they meet AC Ajaccio.

Starting with the hosts, putting in another nightmare display last week as they slumped to a routine 5-0 drumming at the hands of PSG, Ajaccio have already had their Ligue 1 relegation confirmed with plenty of time to spare. Handed an immediate second-tier return and failing to find any kind of stability on either side of the World Cup’s winter break, the Bears have failed to win any of their last 10 straight domestic appearances. With that woeful run of form stemming all the way back to a 2-1 victory against Troyes on February 26th, Olivier Pantaloni’s side have shown a string of issues at both ends of the pitch. Along with signing off April with a 3-0 loss away at Lille, Sunday’s hosts have now shipped at least a trio of strikes in four of their previous six Ligue 1 showdowns. It’s also worth highlighting, Ajaccio have recorded just a pair of clean sheets since opening 2023.

As for the visitors, managing to make an immediate return to winning ways last weekend thanks to a rampant display on home soil, Rennes should be smelling the chance to make another statement here. Eventually cruising their way to a 4-0 romp against Troyes, Bruno Genesio’s side are hoping to clinch back-to-back Ligue 1 victories for the first time since the end of February. With their sights set on securing another European finish this season, the Brittany-based outfit will know that they can not afford any more slip-ups. However, despite signing off April with an action-packed 4-2 win against Angers, it should be noted that Rennes have shown some continued issues on the road. Last seen away from Roazhon Park getting hit with a 2-1 defeat against Nice, Genesio’s men have lost each of their last three Ligue 1 showdowns on their travels by an aggregate score of 6-2. With each of the last six meetings between Sunday’s opponents seeing over 1.5 goals, we are backing a similar outcome here.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at AC Ajaccio vs Rennes 2/5 for Sunday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ Pribet


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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