November 24, 2012
AS Nancy Lorraine v AC Ajaccio: Preview
Team Stat Comparison
|AS Nancy Lorraine||AC Ajaccio|
|Goals for *||0.9||1.1|
|Goals against *||1.4||1.6|
|Last 5 home||L-L-W-W-W||L-L-W-D-L|
|Last 5 away||W-L-D-D-W||D-D-L-D-D|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: AS Nancy Lorraine | AC Ajaccio|
Andre Luiz believes Nancy are "obliged'' to win tomorrow's Ligue 1 encounter as they bid to arrest an alarming run of form that has left them cut adrift at the bottom of the standings.
The Lorraine-based club have not tasted victory since the opening day of the season, slumping to three draws and nine defeats in 12 games since to slip six points from safety.
A home encounter with mid-table Ajaccio this weekend represents a good chance for Jean Fernandez's men to finally stop the rot, and Nancy captain Luiz is adamant they must seize their opportunity.
"It's been several weeks now that we have been talking about big games we have to win, but against Ajaccio, we are obliged to win,'' Luiz said on asnl.net.
"This is our last chance.
"Even if we cannot do it by playing well, we can win by playing badly provided we display a lot of character.''
Nancy's hopes have been hit by the loss of Yohan Mollo to a knee injury, but Fernandez at least knows that he will have an easy team talk come kick-off.
"I do not need to tell the players,'' he said. "They are aware of the sorry situation.''
Ajaccio are themselves eager to improve on their run of just one win in six, and to bounce back after a disappointing home defeat to lowly Sochaux last time out.
"From our side, we have a little pressure on us after the last game,'' Ajaccio striker Eduardo told club website ac-ajaccio.com.
"Nancy need points and will do everything to fight despite their position.
"It will be hard and we will have to show a lot of commitment.''