Nantes – Angers : Preview & Prediction
Nantes and Angers meet at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau in a match of the 18th round of Ligue 1. The history of direct bouts played at this stadium favors the home team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Really, in the last confrontation in this stage, for Ligue 1, on 02-04-2017, Nantes won by (2-1). The goals of the match were scored by P. Nakoulma (48 ‘and 54’) for Nantes and F. Diedhiou (55 ‘) for Angers. The home / off condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 5th and 19th of the overall standings, this is in fact a confrontation between the 5th placed in home games and the 6th as a visitor.
Analysis of Nantes
The home team is currently in 5th place with 27 points earned after 8 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses. In the penultimate match, he tied for Saint Étienne by (1-1). In the last match, lost at home to the Nice by (1-2). This is a team affected by the home factor, having won 16 points in their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 5 conceded, against 11 points out, where they scored 8 goals and suffered 13. For the championship, Nantes won 16 points in 24 possible , after 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 8 games he played in his stadium. In the matches that played in his stadium some results were repeated more frequently: to the interval 0-0 (4 in 8 games) and 1-0 (3 in 8 games) and at the end of 90 ‘1-0 (3 in 8 games ). Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games but his attack has scored regularly as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches in this competition. In his home matches there is a tendency towards few goals, since 5 of his last 8 games in the competition finished with Less than 1.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 7 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 9 home matches in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 3 of his 8 goals between the minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Nantes went undefeated for eight matches in the opening rounds of the French championship, accumulating four consecutive victories in that period but is nowhere to be seen as they have won only one of their last five matches and have come from another defeat. On the occasion, the team finished almost twice as many times as the opponents and went on to open the scoring, but did not have a good performance and ended up defeated at home by Nice. In the last five rounds, the team scored only one goal per game, which shows that their offensive sector has not been very efficient, so much so that it is among the seven worst in the competition. Nantes also leaves a lot to be desired in the exchange of passes, which has the highest error rate, which makes it difficult to take possession of the ball and create good opportunities. The technician has been testing various tactical formations, and must keep Dubois in the starting eleven.
Analysis of Angers
After 2 wins, 9 draws and 6 losses, the visiting team is in 19th place, having won 15 points. In the last match, they drew with Montpellier at home for (1-1), after their previous match had lost out in a game against Monaco for (1-0). Curiously, this is a team that has achieved better results outside of the home, having won 11 points as a visitor and only 4 in their stadium. The team arrives in this match after a win at home with Metz by (1-0). In the championship, the Angers won 11 points in 27 possible, after 2 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses in the last 9 games he played as a visitor. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. There is a tendency to have goals in their away games, as 8 of the last 9 matches they played for this competition ended with over 1.5 goals. In 17 games in this competition, he never managed to come back on the scoreboard in the 11 games in which he suffered the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he suffered 4 of his 11 goals between the minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Angers continue to have a poor performance in this edition of the French Championship, having accumulated only two victories in seventeen rounds, and now has not won for eight matches. In their last showdown, the team staged a very balanced game against Montpellier, but failed to enjoy the fact of playing in their domains, only bitterly a draw before their fans. Although it has shown some improvement in defensive terms, the team still has one of the most leaked defenses of the competition, since it did not concede goal in only two occasions. As a visitor, the club owns the sixth best campaign, and in that condition has one of the seven defenses less leaked. The 4-1-4-1 has been the most used scheme by the coach, who will probably keep Ekambi as a reference in the attack.
Nantes – Angers : Betting Tips
Nantes – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / NO – Odds: 1.70
UNDER 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70