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Date: 5th August 2023
Kick-Off: 18:00 UK, 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade du Hainaut
Valenciennes will face Auxerre in another match from the 1st round in Ligue 2.
Valenciennes vs Auxerre Predictions and Top Betting Tips
Valenciennes vs Auxerre will be a curious match between two very curious teams. Here are our predictions.
Both Teams To Score Prediction: Yes
We expect a very interesting match at the start for these two teams. Valenciennes were one of the weakest teams in the previous season in Ligue 2 and barely escaped relegation. Their attack, however, was not bad for the standard of this league and their home performances were quite impressive too. We think that they will score a goal here against Auxerre, who got relegated from Ligue 1 last season.
Match Result Prediction: Draw
Valenciennes had the most extraordinary stats at home last season. The team may have been one of the worst in the league but they actually lost only two matches at home out of 19 games. They had 11 draws at home, which is more than double than the majority of other teams. They know how not to lose at home and we think that they will find a way to get the point here, at least.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 Draw
This feels like the most possible result for these two teams. It is also the most common result in this league. Valenciennes had a bunch of those last season and we definitely expect the BTTS here. When we compare the Valenciennes vs Auxerre line ups, we definitely think that the visitors have the better squad here, as the team that played in the elite until a couple of months ago.
Valenciennes vs Auxerre Team Previews
Valenciennes played an absolutely terrible season and they barely survived to be in Ligue 2 for another season. The team finished with equal points to the last team in the relegation zone and only survived due to their better goal difference. Their defense has always been quite good but their attack has been the big issue. You cannot achieve much by scoring an average of a single goal per game.
Auxerre got relegated from the elite after suffering a series of defeats in the last month of the previous season. They weren't supposed to get relegated but they messed up their own campaign. Unfortunately, this means that the team will have to fight for its place in the elite once again.
FAQs regarding Valenciennes vs Auxerre
In which places did the teams end last season?
Valenciennes barely escaped relegation and finished in 16th place in Ligue 2 while Auxerre got relegated from Ligue 1 after finishing 17th.
Which team is the favorite to win this game?
Auxerre actually have an impressive advantage in odds ahead of this game, which is curious.
Which team won the previous Valenciennes vs Auxerre game?
The teams last met in 2022 and Auxerre won 1-0 at home back then.