CAEN V AJACCIO
SM Caen will be hoping for a better result following a 3-2 Ligue 2 defeat last time out to Sochaux.
Stéphane Moulin's SM Caen have celebrated scoring a sum total of 8 times over their prior half-dozen outings. The corresponding tally of goals that they have conceded in that time stands at 8.
Heading into this fixture, SM Caen have not emerged victorious against AC Ajaccio in their previous 2 league matches.
AC Ajaccio will go into this encounter after a 0-1 Ligue 2 win against Amiens SC in their most recent game.
The only player to score from AC Ajaccio was Riad Nouri (42').
Fixtures with AC Ajaccio have, in the main, been somewhat sterile affairs recently with a dearth of scoring being standard fare. During their past 6 games, the measly gross goal total of 5 has been recorded between both them and their opponents at an average goals per match of 0.83. That sort of trend isn’t assured to follow through into this next game, though.
Ahead of this clash, AC Ajaccio are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Prediction: Both teams to score
ASTERAS V APOLLON SMYRNI
Asteras Tripolis, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after the 1-0 Super League triumph over Volos.
In that match, Asteras Tripolis managed 53% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 7 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Asteras Tripolis was Kevin Soni (41'). On the other side, Volos got 10 attempts on goal with 4 on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were recorded in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Asteras Tripolis have taken part. Regarding the goal weighting during that period, their opponents scored a total of 4 and Asteras Tripolis managed the sum of 5.
After suffering a loss in their previous game against Volos in Super League action, Apollon Smyrni and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that match, Apollon Smyrni had 50% possession and 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Volos had 8 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Tom van Weert (23') scored for Volos.
A tendency of at least one team drawing a blank in games involving Apollon Smyrni has been fairly consistent in recent matches. Looking at their last six games reveals that it’s occurred 5 times. In those clashes, their opponents have hit a goal aggregate of 8 while Apollon Smyrni have scored 1. That aside, it remains to be seen if that pattern will be sustained in this next match.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
BEITAR JERUSALEM V HAPOEL TEL AVIV
Beitar Jerusalem prepare for this fixture after a 2-2 Ligat HaAl draw against Ironi Kiryat Shmona.
Slobodan Drapić's Beitar Jerusalem have seen rewards for their attempts on goal a sum total of 7 times in their past six outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that have been scored against them in those fixtures stands at 9.
Coming into this contest, Beitar Jerusalem have not emerged victorious against Hapoel Tel Aviv in their last 4 league games.
In the game prior to this, Hapoel Tel Aviv drew 2-2 in the Ligat HaAl match with Hapoel Nof HaGalil.
In their previous half-dozen outings, Hapoel Tel Aviv have amassed a total of 13 goals. Hapoel Tel Aviv have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During that period, they’ve seen 5 goals go into their own net. Even so, time will tell if such a trend might be replicated in this upcoming game.
Going into this encounter, Hapoel Tel Aviv are unbeaten in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Prediction: Both teams to score
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