Nimes vs Nantes
France – Ligue 1.
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costières (Nîmes).
The Crocodiles will welcome Nantes to home in round 17 of the Ligue 1 season this Wednesday.
Nimes is on a 4 match losing streak in all competitions at present. They were unable to keep a clean sheet on all 5 of their previous games across all venues. Their current situation evolved after a 4 match winning run which lasted till December against Caen. More than 2.5 goals were scored in 6 matches on the trot for the newly promoted side.
At home, they have 2 wins and the same number of losses in the last 5 matches. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches and they failed to keep a clean sheet in 4 of them as well.
With these recent results, they are 12th in the table after getting a total of 23 points so far. They have given away 28 goals which are 2 more than what they scored all season. Les Crocodiles are fresh from a 4-0 away defeat against Rennes, so a home match may be what they need to get back into winning ways.
The visitors are above their rivals on points table in terms of goal difference. All 26 goals they scored have been conceded due to poor defensive performance. They have also lost their last league match against Rennes, but the match ended 1-0 in favor of the away side.
The Canaries have lost 3 of their last 5 matches, the remaining being won. Fewer than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 matches and they don’t have a clean sheet in 4 games also. They are also without a win in their previous 4 matches on the road of which a 3 match losing run is active right now. So the tie against Nimes will be a real challenge for Vahid Halilhodžić and his team.
With both the teams on equal points as of now, we may see a tightly competed match on Wednesday.
Nimes vs Nantes: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Nimes has won 2 and lost one in the last 5 h2h matches against Nantes across all stadiums.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 games.
- The most common score in that spell was 2-1 which was the result of 3 of those 5 matches.
- The hosts have never lost at home against this opposition.
- In the 3 h2h matches between these two sides at this ground, the hosts won a match and the remaining 2 were drawn.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 2 of those 3 matches at this venue.
Nimes vs Nantes: Prediction
In 10 of their 19 matches the hosts played, the score had over 2.5 goals in total at the final whistle. The same trend is seen in the 10 matches of the Nantes as well. Over 2.5 goals also resulted in 4 of their last 5 h2h matches across all venues. Thus a bet can be placed on this upcoming match to have more than 2.5 goals with 2.12 odds.
Both sides have scored a total of 26 goals in the league so far. But they also lack in defensive power, as the Canaries conceded goals in their last 4 away games. The hosts have also given away easy goals to their opponents in their 4 recent home matches. So we can bet on both sides scoring with 1.90 odds.
Nimes vs Nantes: Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.12 (9/8).
Both teams to score @ 1.90 (9/10).