Nantes vs Strasbourg
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 24 May 2019
Kick-Off 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau (Nantes).
Nantes will have a great chance to finish the season on a high on Friday night when they host Strasbourg in the last match of their 2018/19 Ligue 1 campaign.
Les Canaris have been flying high under Bosnian manager Vahid Halilhodzic lately. They won five and drew two of past seven league games.
It is a fantastic spell of form knowing they’ve played the likes of Lyon, PSG, Marseille, Nice and Montpellier along the way.
Halilhodzic’s men were particularly impressive on the home patch where they found goals way too easy to come by. They notched three in each of three successive home wins over the likes of PSG, Amiens and Dijon.
Such a fabulous thread brought them on the brink of the top-half finish as a win here might just get them above 10th-placed Rennes who are just one point away coming into the final Matchday.
Nantes vs Strasbourg: Head-to-head
The head to head record also speaks heavily in Nantes’ favour.
Les Canaris have an incredible record of 12 wins and 1 draw in 13 home meetings with Le Racing (29-9 goal difference along the way).
Nantes won eight and drew one of last nine clashes against Strasbourg.
The streak includes this term’s 2-3 victory for Les Canaris at Stade de la Meinau.
Nantes vs Strasbourg: Prediction
The visitors come into this in completely opposite mood. They are winless in last seven league ties and they lost last two to the likes of Dijon and Rennes.
Le Racing struggled for efficiency in the final third having managed to find the back of the net on just two occasions in past four league rounds.
Looking at both head to head record and teams’ recent form, we can’t but state the home win is one of the safest bets of the round at 1.75 odds.
Since Nantes also scored three goals in each of past three league games at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau, we will alternatively back them to net two or more here at the odds of 1.72.
Nantes vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Nantes to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Nantes Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.72 (8/11).