Beziers vs Nancy
French Ligue 2
Date: Friday, 17 May 2019
Kick-Off 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de la Mediterranee (Beziers).
Beziers only have theoretical chances to save the second division status before the last round fixture on Friday evening against Nancy. The hosts sit second from bottom and are three points below Sochaux who hold the relegation play-offs spot. They thus need a victory here and Sochaux’s home defeat to non-motivated Grenoble Foot to avoid the relegation.
Snatching the home victory over Nancy will be the easier of two tasks, especially if we know the hosts grew in form and confidence in recent outings. Beziers kept back-to-back clean sheets against Brest and Orleans and they’ve picked up four points along the way.
However, we also have to mention Nancy’s strong spell of form in the last couple of weeks. The visitors won three of last four matches and they kept their net untouched in each of victories in the process. The latest came last week against league winners Metz (1-0).
Beziers vs Nancy: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
Beziers claimed a 0-2 victory when outfits first met each other in July last year at Stade Marcel-Picot.
Beziers vs Nancy: Prediction
Both teams significantly improved their defensive efforts in the last couple of months. The visitors kept three clean sheets in last four league matches. It was the rock-solid defense which prevented them from getting dropped to the third tier football. Nevertheless, the head coach Alain Perrin will find it tough to motivate his men as Les Chardons have already secured survival in this division.
Beziers will be much more motivated to claim the spoils. If nothing, they want to claim three-points in the last game of the season in Ligue 2 before the drop to National 1 League. Also, Beziers won the first match against Nancy this season. Home win to nil is the way to go here.
Beziers vs Nancy: Bet Tips
Beziers to win @ 2.25
Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.85.