Nantes vs Nimes Prediction & Match Preview

Nantes vs Nimes
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 10th February 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire (Nantes).

Emotions will be high again at Nantes because the death of their forward Emiliano Sala has been confirmed on Thursday night. Sala had just left the club to join Premier League side Cardiff but the plane he was in crashed into the channel sea. His body was recovered after two weeks.

Nantes will be incredibly sad about this tragic story and Sala had scored many goals for the club and was having a very good season. There is no doubt that his passing will completely overshadow this game.

The Canaries drew 1-1 against Saint Etienne in their last game which was also played at home, but they will need to start winning games as they are in 15th and just 6 points from the bottom three.

Nimes are in 11th and have six points more than their hosts, they have had a very good season so far. Form is not good as they come into this game having won only 1 game from their past 4 matches.

Nimes have lost almost 50% of their games away and have lost their last 2 matches in a row and conceded 6 goals against Rennes and Nice.

Nantes vs Nimes: Head to Head

  • Earlier this season in the reverse fixture Nimes won 1-0.
  • Nantes have not beaten Nimes since 2010.
  • 4 of the last 7 games between the sides has finished with the correct score of 2-1.

Nantes vs Nimes: Prediction

Expect a strange atmosphere even if Nimes have come to try and win the game, they will be reminded to save themselves until the 2nd half and that is why we think this match will have a sombre atmosphere and we believe we won’t see any goals in the first half of play.

Perhaps the game will open up more in the second half, but you have to understand that Nantes are in mourning for a player that was very special to them, and that is all that will count for them at the weekend. It is questionable if Nimes will take advantage of the situation.

Nantes vs Nimes: Bet Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals at 1.62 (8/13)
  • Half Time Correct Score: 0-0 at 2.50 (6/4).