Last straight line before the holidays! Ligue 2 will have its final meeting of 2021 on Tuesday with for the occasion a general multiplex for the 19th day. Very smart for who can predict the identity of the fall champion, one of the many challenges of the 19th day!
The general tightening at the top of the table in recent weeks gives us an exciting intermediate sprint. Four teams stand in three points and can claim the honorary title of “fall champion” on this winter solstice day. Over the course of the multiplex’s goals, the identity of the virtual leader may change several times during the evening. The throne was freshly conquered by Ajaccio on the 18th day. Tonight at the François-Coty stadium, a draw may not be enough to keep the lead of Ligue 2. The ACA faces a team from Grenoble (15th) which will undoubtedly tighten the bolts under the orders of Frédéric Guéguen, the interim coach. After three defeats and the dismissal of Maurizio Jacobacci, it is an Isère team in commando mode that has landed on the Isle of Beauty. Beware of the closed and tricky game.
Second, Toulouse will be ready to seize the slightest opportunity to regain a leader’s crown lost after 13 days of reign. TFC travel to Nîmes against a team they beat in the Cup on Saturday, and will have favorite status. However, beware of the Omarsson-Koné duo on the Gard side, convincing against Nancy (2-1). Philippe Montanier will have to do without his blaster, Nathan Ngoumou, right side, nor Ratao suspended. Ado Onaiwu would be inspired to confirm his return to form in attack alongside Rhys Healey. Third, Auxerre welcomes Le Havre (6th). Paris FC, fourth, displays the best form of the leading peloton with a series of five victories in progress, to be confirmed against Amiens, one of the most impressive teams in attack in recent weeks: between Parisian speed and Picardy power, this could be the most spectacular poster of the evening!
Finally, to be complete, 5th Sochaux can mathematically claim first place but none of his predecessors would have to win and win by some seven goals against Valenciennes.
As mentioned above, Le Havre is playing a top-of-the-table shock at Auxerre. Paul Le Guen’s men have won just one of their last five games. Three points from the playoff zone, the HAC may see the top 5 in Ligue 2 move away. The mission is tough for a team that has not lost at home since 23 August.
We should see a style opposition at the Abbé-Deschamps stadium. On the one hand, Jean-Marc Furlan’s AJA, the championship’s second attack. On the other, Paul Le Guen’s Havre Athletic Club, second best defense. Against an even stronger Ajaccio team, Le Havre was punished at the Océane stadium 10 days ago (0-1) but this time the Burgundians should leave a little more space and blocks to play. It will still be necessary to put the foot on the ball from time to time.
Two convalescent teams, close in the standings and close geographically. The Seine-Maritime team welcomes the Calvados team at the Robert-Diochon stadium. Unbeaten in the last two days. Both teams are benefiting from recent adjustments made by their coaches. On the side of Quevilly-Rouen, we experience a hybrid system, tested in the Coupe de France, which awakened the attack of the Blood & Gold. Duckens Nazon is living proof: After a long slump, the Haitian striker comes to score in each of his last three appearances in Ligue 2.
In Caen, Stéphane Moulin also adapted, not really helped by the series injuries. The ex-Angevin uses a three-center-back system that allows him to play with two forwards. Less alone in the lead, Alexandre Mendy benefits from the support of Nuno Da Costa who has finally launched his season. Associated, the two attackers scored against Guingamp (2-0) and allowed the SMC to reconcile with its public.
We will have to limit the damage for Dunkirk, 19th. Very worrying during the first two months of competition, resuscitated – even transfigured – for 5 days, the USLD is in full relapse: no points taken nor the slightest goal scored for four days. After that of September, a second episode of crisis is to be feared for the Maritimes. Dunkirk has all the more interest in winning at Guingamp on Tuesday as the EAG is still concerned with the fight for retention.
Last seven points from play-off, Nancy has no more points to lose. Certainly, Benoît Pedretti was promised the great means to raise the ASNL on the return phase but in the event of a fourth defeat in a row, against Dijon (16th), the Lorraine club risks falling behind only a few winter mercatos. can repair.
In Rodez, Régis Brouard will be able to treat himself to a beautiful moment of nostalgia but will be quickly called back to the emergencies of the present time. SC Bastia is 18th and barrage and will try to bring at least one point from the Paul-Lignon stadium. Finally, Niort (8th) welcomes Pau (9th) for a meeting between outsider. The winner of the evening could prove to be the nice surprise of the first half of the season. The dynamics are favorable to the Niortais who have just taken four points in two games, including a victory against the ogre Toulousain at the René-Gaillard stadium. Pau remains on two defeats, after some setbacks on the refereeing plan.