Nancy vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 17th September 2016
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Marcel Picot, Tomblaine, Nancy.
Nancy finally won last weekend when they beat Lorient 2-0 to climb off of the bottom of Ligue 1. What was equally important was that they scored goals too- their first of the season. They face a Nantes side that have really fallen from grace given their poor start. Indeed this match is 19th v 18th in the league.
Nantes has lost 3 games on the bounce and hasn’t scored in one month. This is one of the very worst starts to Nantes season in their history. The feeling is that manager Rene Girard who took over the hot seat in the summer may be sacked and might be heading back in the near future to Nimes where as a player he is regarded as a legend. This has been without doubt what the French say a cauchemar (nightmare) start for Girard and Nantes.
Nancy vs Nantes: Head-to-Head Stats
These teams have rarely met on a competitive level and we have to go back to 2003 for the last meeting which was in the Coupe de la Ligue. There Nantes won 3-1 at home. We have nothing to draw on then from these two sides.
Nancy vs Nantes: Prediction
Nancy got a good win last weekend because they also kept a clean sheet and their objective will be to forget about the beginning of the season and concentrate on how to recover. This game is a long way for Nantes to travel and the team seem clouded in no confidence- has Girard lost the dressing room? The best Nantes can hope for is a point which they might just get.
Nancy vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Nancy v Nantes to draw at 21/10 (3.10)
Half Time correct score 0-0 at 6/5 (2.20).
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