Nantes vs Angers
France- Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 21st December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade La Beaujoire (Nantes)
We are set to see a cracking match here when these two local rivals come together just before Christmas.
Nantes were knocked out of the French League Cup in midweek to Strasbourg so that could affect the club for this game. In the league Nantes have found form and climbed back to 5th place having won their last 2 games. The club have one defeat in their last five and last weekend they beat Nimes 1-0.
Nantes have a decent home record with 6 wins from 9 games, but they are not scoring many goals. Whilst they have only conceded 5 goals at home, they have also only scored 9, only three other clubs have scored less.
Angers are in 10th place and are 4 points behind Nantes. They have had an overall good start to the season but are going through poor form where they have not won any games for 4 matches. Their last match did end in a draw 0-0 v Monaco which was positive and ended a 3-game losing run.
Nantes vs Angers: Head to Head
- This fixture finished 1-1 last season.
- Angers have not won at Nantes since 2009 and that is the clubs only win here in the last 15 years.
- The last 4 meetings in the league have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
Nantes vs Angers: Prediction
Derby matches can be very close games and we are expecting one at the weekend where the game could get bogged down and get physical. There isn’t much between the teams although Nantes will start as favourites as they are at home and have had a better start to the league campaign.
We will back the correct score of 0-0 at half time based on the fact that not many goals have been scored recently in this fixture and we will also back more goals then to occur in the second half after some tiredness sets in. Angers have one of the worst away records in the league and have won only 1 game this season on the road.
Nantes vs Angers: Bet Tips:
1St Half Correct Score: 0-0 at 2.25 (5/4)
Highest Scoring half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11)