Guingamp vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 3rd December 2016
Kick off at 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Stade de Roudourou, Guingamp.
Guingamp narrowly lost to league leaders Nice 1-0 in midweek which was their first loss at home this season. But they gave a good performance and now they have the chance to play again at home so soon after against a very poor side. The team will be hoping for a professional display again and all three points.
Guingamp’s form has neither been good or bad- they have just drawn too many games lately and that means they have slipped a few places in the league. But with 23 points they still have 10 more than Nantes.
This has been a terrible week for Nantes who reached a new low after being thrashed 6-0 at home to Lyon. Coupled with a terrible start it’s meant only one thing the coach Rene Girard is due to be sacked. Nantes will have to pay out on his contract and he will receive almost 3 million euros – a lot of money for Nantes’ slim budget.
Phillipe Mao the reserve manager has been drafted in to look after the team at least for the rest of this year. Nantes have lost 3 of their 4 away matches and that one win in between came against bottom placed Lorient.
Guingamp vs Nantes: Head to Head Stats
It’s been 3 years since Guingamp have won this fixture either home or away. The last time the teams met here the score finished 2-2 but Guingamp were 2-0 up. Five of the last six fixtures have ended with the score line of 1-0. In the 9 fixtures played here since 2000 Guingamp has won five of them.
Guingamp vs Nantes: Prediction
Nantes have caused Guingamp many problems over the recent seasons but let’s face it this is a great chance for the home side to restore some pride back into this fixture. They will feel confident of winning this match and so should we.
Guingamp vs Nantes: Betting Tips
Guingamp to beat Nantes at 5/4 (2.25).