Le Havre vs Nimes
French Coupe de la Ligue
Date: Wednesday, 19 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Oceane (Le Havre).
Neither Le Havre nor Nimes went this far in league Cup in years meaning we can expect a real buzz in and around Stade Oceane on Wednesday evening when they take on each other for a place in the quarter-final of the competition.
The hosts are one of only three lower-division sides at this stage and they will no doubts be highly motivated to keep the dream run going with a strong showing in front of the home crowd. They’ve been in good touch lately heading into this unbeaten in last four matches across competitions. The Dean Club are a very tough nut to crack in their own backyard where they only lost 1 of 9 matches in this term of Ligue 2. They sit 9th in the league ladder, but will come into this in high spirits after winning for and drawing one of past five fixtures at Stade Oceane.
Le Havre vs Nimes: Head-to-head
Le Havre have always been a tricky opposition to Nimes.
Les Crocodiles managed to snatch only 3 wins in 21 encounters against the Dean Club.
Le Havre won 7, drew 2 and lost 2 of 11 home games against Nimes.
Le Havre vs Nimes: Prediction
The visitors will also head into this high on confidence in spite of falling 2-3 at home to Lille on Sunday. They were previously on a four-win thread in all competitions. Les Crocodiles are generally enjoying an overwhelming Ligue 1 campaign under Bernard Blaquart. Nimes sit 10th after 17 rounds in Ligue 1.
Nimes are slight favourites on paper as they are doing well in higher division, but we can hardly see them keeping their net untouched against the likes of Le Havre here. The hosts notched two or more goals in four of past five matches in all competitions.
This is why BTTS is a must-take pick at the odds of 1.80. We will alternatively go for the Over 2.5 goals FT bet at 2.10.
Le Havre vs Nimes: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.80 (4/5)
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.10 (11/10).