Ligue 1

October 6, 2012



2 - 0

AC Ajaccio

Ligue 1

18:00 +00:00, October 6, 2012

Grand Stade Lille Metropole

Lille v AC Ajaccio: Preview

Team Stat Comparison

Lille AC Ajaccio
Matches Played 38 38
Table Position 6 17
Points 62 40
Goal Difference 19 -12
Goals for * 1.7 1.1
Goals against * 0.8 1.6
Last 5 D-D-W-L-D L-D-L-D-W
Last 5 home D-W-D-D-W L-L-W-D-L
Last 5 away D-L-W-W-W D-D-L-D-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Lille | AC Ajaccio

Competition Stats

Lille AC Ajaccio
Goals Salomon Kalou 14 Adrian Mutu 11
Assists Dimitri Payet 13 Johan Cavalli 5
Yellows Marvin Martin 10 Chahir Belghazouani 8
Reds Florent Balmont 1 Johan Cavalli 1
Squads: Lille | AC Ajaccio

Next Matches

Lille AC Ajaccio
4/20 A: Marseille 4/20 A: Bastia
4/27 H: Bordeaux 4/26 H: AS Monaco
5/4 A: Bastia 5/4 A: Lorient
5/10 H: Paris Saint-Germain 5/10 H: Stade de Reims
5/17 A: Lorient 5/17 A: St Etienne

Lille manager Rudi Garcia is facing up to a hat-trick of injury issues as his side prepare to welcome Ajaccio tomorrow.

Garcia has been sweating over the fitness of France international Marvin Martin (groin) and summer signing Salomon Kalou (hamstring) and received more bad news this week with the revelation that Rio Mavuba faces an extended period on the sidelines.

Club captain Mavuba has pulled out of Les Bleus' squad for their match against Spain later this month and will now undergo an operation on his knee, which was injured in last week's game against Rennes.

"There was some uncertainty over the Rio Mavuba injury, because each player can react differently to this type of knee problem,'' Garcia said at a pre-match press conference.

"Unfortunately, tests today mean Rio is going to be operated on.

"He should be absent for a period of between six weeks and three months. This is not good news.

"He will, of course, miss the match against Ajaccio, and Marvin Martin and Salomon Kalou are also doubtful.''

Garcia is desperate to turn around his team's fading fortunes after they extended their winless run in Ligue 1 to six matches when they were beaten 2-0 at Rennes last time out.

Indeed, their last win in any competition came at the end of August in a European clash against Copenhagen.

Visiting Ajaccio are faring somewhat better, registering their third victory of the league campaign against Brest on matchday seven.

They have won just once on the road this term, though, defeating Nice 1-0 in their season opener.