France Ligue2 Le Havre vs Auxerre
Le Havre have dropped back to sixth, eight points off promotion pace, the same as visitors Auxerre who are in 7th with the same number of points. Auxerre have taken ten points from their last four starts and it is hard to pick too many holes in that form, not least the back to back cleansheets at Metz and Dijon, however, when they do concede, a second usually follows and when not keepng an opponent scoreless, they have allowed an average of 2.125 per game and they have given up two on each of their last three visits to Le Havre. The top two in this divison look strong and Metz are a solid third, if any of the chasing pack are going to put in a major promotion push they are going to have to forgo the odd draw in the hunt for all three points, or otherwise just "give up" with only two promotion spots up for grabs this season and surely no one is prepared to do that just yet, or without a fight. So, both to go all out for the win.
HAC have named an unchanged squad, with striker Mathieu Duhamel and defensive midfielder Jean-Pascal Fontaine still absent, they obviously still pose an offensive threat, but are clearly far more vulnerable defensively at present and again, they might well need two goals to get something from this and that applies to both teams.Visiting coach Jean-Luc Vannuchi has pledged to come looking for all three points and this should be an entertaining encounter
HAC: Farnolle, Milosavljevic - Chebake, Puel, Fortes, Cambon, Bain, Mendy - Louiserre, Manzala, Gamboa, Bonnet, M'Bami - Mendes, Gimbert, Mousset.
Auxerre: Boucher, Lenogue - Aguilar, Hountondji, Puygrenier, Sefil, Sylla - Diaw, Konaté, Lefebvre, Seck, Vincent - Ba, Berthier, Courtet, Diarra.
over 2.25 goals 2.17 asian line/Sportmarket