Nimes vs Nantes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costières (Nîmes).
Nimes are easily one of the worst teams in the competition, and their spot in the league standings amply justify their seasonal form. On the other hand, Nantes are in hunt for a place in the European zone at the moment, and they trail by merely a single point as of now. Likely, a winning performance from Nantes is expected this weekend.
Nimes vs Nantes Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nimes won the previous three games in a row.
- Five of the former seven overall wins went to the teams that had home advantage.
- Six of the last eight encounters had goals from both teams.
- Nantes are yet to record a win at this venue this decade.
- The last time these two met at this ground, the hosts won 1-0.
Nimes vs Nantes Prediction
Nimes had the home advantage the last match-day, and still could not make anything out of it. They had played hosts to Lyon, and the guests fired in four unanswered goals to take the three points for themselves. However, it must be mentioned that Nimes were reduced to nine on the pitch due to two red cards.
Meanwhile, Nantes had welcomed Dijon at home the previous game week, and recorded a narrow 1-0 win, to be in contention for a spot in the top-most tier.
This weekend, first of all take into consideration the respective forms of the teams, and their positions in the table. Nantes are placed just two points away from the third spot, and just one below the European zone. They have displayed very good defensive organization throughout this campaign that they have let in fewer goals than the second-placed Marseille.
On the other hand, Nimes are placed 19th in a table of 20, and share the same number of points with the dead-last Toulouse. They have scored the second-fewest number of goals of all teams in the competition, and have conceded the third-most as well.
Moreover, they have a total of two wins to show for this league campaign, and were winless in 15 of their preceding 18 overall match-ups. Do note that they have lost four of their last five games, and recorded a combined scoreline of 0-10 from their last two matches alone.
Considering these observations, count on Nantes to put forth a great performance in search for the three points, and overcome their previous jinx against this opponent. Also, Nantes will take no chance with this favorable fixture (considering their objective of getting into the top-three), and will do everything in their power to record a huge win.
Nimes vs Nantes Betting Tips
Nantes to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Nantes to Score in the First Half @ 2.20 (6/5).