Toulouse vs Nancy
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 17th December 2016
Kick off at 19:00 UK Time
Venue: Stadium Municipal.
These two sides meet amidst Toulouse exiting the Coupe de la Ligue in midweek and Nancy advancing, so both clubs might come into this game in different spirits.
The question is after a slide is Toulouse recovering? They have won 2 of their last 3 matches and will hope to earn all three points at home to Nancy. At home Toulouse have been pretty much a solid outfit where from 8 games they have won 6 and lost two, though those two losses did come recently.
But since then they have won two games in a row at home against Montpellier and Lorient and in both games they were made to work very hard for their result. Whisper it because it’s a trade secret that Toulouse are a very well drilled side and get fitter as the game goes on just like for example Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League. That’s why between Wednesday and Friday the team had four separate training sessions lasting up to 90 minutes each.
Nancy has had an unremarkable season so far but it’s no secret to see that they are going through their best patch of form right now. Just one loss in their last five games has seen the team escape the clutches of relegation and they are now in 14th place on 19 points, just six behind Toulouse where they will be aiming to close the gap at the weekend.
Currently Nancy has a pattern of lose draw and so on and if that continues they are in for a draw. But overall their away form is poor with just 1 match won the whole season.
Toulouse vs Nancy: Head to Head Stats
Eight matches since 2000 and Nancy have not been able to get a win at this stadium. Backing Toulouse on the handicap has a 100% success rate. Toulouse has won this fixture for the last six matches in a row. The most common result has been 1-0 to Toulouse which has happened on 3 out of the 6 wins.
Toulouse vs Nancy: Prediction
Nancy will be no pushovers they are in good form and Toulouse don’t normally lose but even with a handicap to start with 1 goal start they are too much odds on at 2/9. We are forced then to look at some different markets for better value.
Toulouse vs Nancy: Bet Tips
Anytime goal scorer: Ola Toivonen for (Toulouse) at 9/5 (2.80)
Both teams to score at 11/10 (2.20).