Nimes vs Nancy
2017/18 French Ligue 2
Date: Monday, 14th August 2017
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres (Nimes).
We have seen two different sides of Nimes in the opening weeks of the 2017/18 Ligue 2 campaign. They were beaten 0-1 at home Rimes on matchday 1, which once again exposed their inability to make home advantage count. Last season, they managed only 6 wins from their 19 home matches, a factor that affected their push for promotion. They were only 2 points short of promotion play-off in the end.
But, they proved they are a force to reckon in road games by beating Lens 2-1 last week. This truly lives up to their reputation as they were the best away team in Ligue 2 last season.
Nancy, who got relegated to Ligue 2 after spending just once season in Ligue 1 had a disastrous start to the new season. They were mercilessly beaten 3-1 by Orleans on matchday 1 before settling for a goal-less draw against Niort on second week. It will be worth to note that Orleans were a team who remained in Ligue 2 through relegation play-off last season.
Nimes vs Nancy: Head-to-head
Three of the last four meetings between the clubs are draw. While, Nimes are unbeaten during the period with a 3-4 win earned away at Nancy in their last meeting.
On the contrary, Nancy are unbeaten in their five away games in Ligue 2 at Nimes with 2 wins and 3 draws.
Nimes vs Nancy: Prediction
This could be an evenly poised battle as the h2h throughout the years showing a high percentage of stalemates. With teams making an underwhelming start to their season campaigns, it is expected that both managers will adopt a safe approach which result in the teams canceling each other.
Nimes vs Nancy: Bet Tips
FT – Draw at 3.10 @ Betfair.
Correct Score Prediction: 1-1 for 6.40 @ Unibet.