Can Auxerre beat Rodez in Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps clash?

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Competition: France Ligue 2
Competition: Sat 27.February
Match begins: 18:00 (UTC)
Venue: Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps (23467 seats)

The league table in Ligue 2 tells a story about these teams so far, with Auxerre leading Rodez by 14 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Auxerre has the most scored goals in the first half (25) in Ligue 2
  • Auxerre have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Rodez have scored away.

Auxerre and Rodez should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Auxerre form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps as Auxerre, who have the most scored goals (31) at home in Ligue 2, have scored 31 goals to get 27 points from 13 games. The overall stats in the Ligue 2 are 8-3-2 (wins-draws-losses). In general it's been a long time since Auxerre tasted defeat here at Stade de l'Abbé Deschamps, as they have taken at least one point from their last eleven home games in the league.

Happy days for Auxerre in their previous game, a Ligue 2 match away at Chambly (placed 18th) that ended with a 1-0 victory. In the match before that, Auxerre hosted Guingamp and drew the game 1-1.

There's a new game coming up fairly quickly for Auxerre as they are travelling to their away game against Amiens SC in the Ligue 2. That match is two days after this one.

The Auxerre manager J. Furlan has got the team scoring with 31 from 13 home games in the league. Auxerre have only conceded 12 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above.

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Rodez form and stats

There's been little loot from Rodez's travels as they have only collected 10 points from 12 away games in the Ligue 2. Rodez only have 1 win to counter their 4 defeats and 7 draws.

Rodez won their last game, 1-0 versus Toulouse played at home. A 1-2 defeat away at Troyes before that.

The visitors will be packing their bags again in only two days as another away game awaits: The Ligue 2 trip to Ajaccio.

The attacking power of Rodez when travelling is not overwhelming with 11 goals scored from 12 league matches away. In the opposite end, Rodez have conceded 18 goals in their away games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Rodez - Auxerre 2-2 earlier this season. Auxerre-Rodez H2H statistics last two meetings regardless of arena: Auxerre zero wins, Rodez one win, one draw. one of these two matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

AuxerreM. Le Bihan
M. Le Bihan
14 goals
AuxerreR. Dugimont
R. Dugimont
11 goals
AuxerreM. Autret
M. Autret
6 goals

Auxerre missing players

Rodez missing players

Auxerre Rodez
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
26 13 4 Played P 4 12 26
12 8 3 Won W 0 1 6
8 3 1 Drew D 1 7 12
6 2 0 Lost L 3 4 8
47 31 11 Scored S 2 11 25
29 12 3 Conceded C 9 18 32
96% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 92% 96%
81% 92% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 83% 73%
58% 62% 75% Over 2.5 O 2.5 75% 50% 38%
38% 38% 50% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 17% 12%
12% 23% 25% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
62% 69% 75% BTTS BTTS 50% 67% 58%
23% 15% 25% Clean Sheets C S 0% 8% 19%
19% 15% 0% Failed to Score F T 50% 33% 27%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.8 1.5 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.8 2.8 2.3
4 2 0 Red cards R C 1 2 3
 
9.8 10.6 12.2 Shots (avg) S ( 6.8 7.6 7.8
4.6 5.8 6.8 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.2 3.1 3
39% 41% 41% Goal Efficiency G E 22% 30% 32%
Key stats in Ligue 2 this season:
  • Auxerre has the most matches over the total-line (16) in Ligue 2
  • Auxerre has the most scored goals (31) at home in Ligue 2
  • Auxerre has the most scored goals in the first half (25) in Ligue 2
  • Auxerre has the the best goal difference (+19) at home in Ligue 2
  • Auxerre have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Auxerre have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded at home.
  • Auxerre have scored at least twice as many goals at home as Rodez have scored away.
  • Auxerre haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.
  • Rodez have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Troyes 26 15 7 4 39 22 13 10 3 0 23 9 13 5 4 4 16 13 17 52
2 Clermont 26 14 7 5 38 16 13 9 3 1 24 6 13 5 4 4 14 10 22 49
3 Toulouse 26 14 7 5 48 30 13 8 3 2 27 15 13 6 4 3 21 15 18 49
4 Grenoble Foot 38 26 14 6 6 35 21 12 9 3 0 24 7 14 5 3 6 11 14 14 48
5 Auxerre 26 12 8 6 47 29 13 8 3 2 31 12 13 4 5 4 16 17 18 44
6 Paris 26 11 8 7 36 30 13 7 4 2 21 15 13 4 4 5 15 15 6 41
7 Sochaux 26 9 11 6 34 24 13 5 4 4 19 16 13 4 7 2 15 8 10 38
8 Valenciennes 26 9 9 8 34 31 13 5 4 4 15 13 13 4 5 4 19 18 3 36
9 Le Havre 26 8 10 8 22 28 13 3 7 3 10 11 13 5 3 5 12 17 -6 34
10 Amiens SC 26 8 9 9 21 21 13 4 6 3 7 6 13 4 3 6 14 15 0 33
11 Caen 25 8 9 8 25 29 13 5 6 2 13 12 12 3 3 6 12 17 -4 33
12 Niort 26 8 9 9 29 38 13 5 5 3 14 12 13 3 4 6 15 26 -9 33
13 Ajaccio 26 8 8 10 22 32 13 5 4 4 11 12 13 3 4 6 11 20 -10 32
14 Rodez 26 6 12 8 25 32 14 5 5 4 14 14 12 1 7 4 11 18 -7 30
15 Nancy 26 6 10 10 32 37 13 3 6 4 21 23 13 3 4 6 11 14 -5 28
16 Dunkerque 26 7 6 13 20 31 13 4 4 5 13 12 13 3 2 8 7 19 -11 27
17 Guingamp 25 4 12 9 26 33 12 2 6 4 12 14 13 2 6 5 14 19 -7 24
18 Chambly 26 5 8 13 27 44 14 4 2 8 15 22 12 1 6 5 12 22 -17 23
19 Pau 26 5 6 15 22 38 12 3 4 5 11 14 14 2 2 10 11 24 -16 21
20 Châteauroux 26 4 6 16 23 39 13 3 2 8 15 20 13 1 4 8 8 19 -16 18

Read more about Ligue 2

Ligue 2 is the second highest division in French football. Most games are played at Fridays and Mondays, allowing the top league Ligue 1 “ownership” of the weekend days. 20 teams play 380 fixtures in total, creating a league table where the top three teams promote and the bottom three relegate.