Nantes – Nice : Preview & Prediction
Nantes and Nice play in the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau in a match of the 17th round of Ligue 1. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss in the last 6 games. However, the last time they met at this stadium was on 18-03-2017, in a game for Ligue 1 that ended in a draw for (1-1). The goals of the match were scored by E. Sala (22 ‘) for Nantes and by J. Seri (28′) for Nice. In this match the home factor could play an important role, since Nantes presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Analysis of Nantes
After 8 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses, the home team is in 5th place, having won 27 points. In the last match, they drew 1-1 with Saint Étienne (1-1), having won 1-0 at home in a game against Monaco. This is a team affected by the home factor, the stronger when you play in front of your fans, since in the last 30 matches you have 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 13 goals scored and 26 conceded, against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 home defeats, with 20 goals scored and 9 conceded. In the last 7 home games for the league, Nantes has 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, having won 16 points out of 21.
In this competition, he won his last 5 home matches and did not lose any of the last 6 he played in his stadium. In his home games there are some frequent scorers: 0-0 (4 in 7 matches) and 1-0 (3 in 7 matches) and at the end of the match 1-0 (3 in 7 matches). The team have conceded goals to their opponents in 8 of the last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 9 of the last 10 games in this competition. In his home matches there is a tendency to few goals, since in 28 of the last 45 that played there were less than 3 goals. In 16 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Nantes have the chance to play their sixth consecutive win in the French Championship and compensate for their poor performance away from home, where they have not won for five matches, having suffered three defeats in that period. In the last round, the team was superior to Saint Étienne, having finalized many more times, but managed to pull only a draw away from home. As the competition figures show, the offensive sector has not been very efficient since it has not been able to score zero on four occasions and is now among the eight worst. One of the weaknesses of the club is the accuracy of the passing of the passes, which has the worst league average, which helps explain the undesirable numbers in the attack. Playing at home, the team owns the third best campaign, and in this condition has the least leaked defense of all. The coach has been playing a lot with the team’s tactical scheme, and he should not have much trouble climbing the starting eleven.
The visiting team is currently in 13th place with 20 points earned after 6 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, he won away to Toulouse by (1-2). In the last match, won at home to Metz by (3-1). This is a team that maintains the income when it plays outside its stadium, because in the last 30 games it registers 5 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses as a visitor; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in his stadium. In the last game they played, for the Europa League, lost with Vitesse off by (1-0). In the last 7 away games, Nice have won 2, 1 draw and 4 defeats, having won 7 points out of 21. The team has conceded goals in 9 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 16 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in the 9 games in which he conceded the first goal. There are 1 highlights in the last 13 matches played as a visitor for all competitions: he scored 4 of his 11 goals in the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Nice have been making a bad campaign in the French Championship, but they seem to have managed to react, and now they have only one defeat in the last five rounds, coming from two consecutive victories.
Nantes – Nice : Betting Tips
Nantes – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70