Stadium: Stade Raymond Kopa (Angers)
Referee: Hakim Ben El Hadj
07.08.2022 16:00 MSK
Angers has lost four of their last six home games against Nantes, and even now they aren't favourites to face the Canaries. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Angers finished 14th in Ligue 1 last season, and it will be challenging to move up in the coming league. Several key players left in the summer for other clubs, and it is not sure that the newcomers will quickly settle in with the team. Angelo Fulgeni was one of their leading creative players, currently playing for Mainz. Mohamed-Ali Cho also played a vital role in the attack, and Adrien Hunou is expected to compensate for his departure. Rashid Alioui and Zinedn Ould Khaled, with one of the team's leaders, Sofiane Boufal, currently out injured.
The results of their recent friendlies were a little disappointing. In five games, they claimed only one win. They beat Saint-Etienne (4:1). Immediately afterward, Angers lost to Sevilla (0:6) before losing to La Spezia (2:2).
Under Antoine Comboire, Nantes has once again transformed themselves from barely surviving into a mid-table side and, simultaneously, entered the European competitions. Last season, the Canaries finished in ninth place, but they won the French Cup and qualified for the Europa League group stage. The significant loss in the summer transfer window was the departure of Randal Kolo Muani, who was Nantes' top scorer in Ligue 1 last season with 12 goals. It seems likely that the coach will rely on Moses Simon and Evann Guess, who scored just seven goals in the league.
The team played four friendlies in the summer, scoring two wins and two defeats. Ludovic Blas was expected to be the most prominent player in Nantes, scoring two goals, while Moussa Sissoko scored his first goal for his new club. In the Super Cup, however, the Canaries failed to beat PSG (0:4).
Expert Betting Tips
Both teams haven't been particularly impressive at the start of the season. Both sides seem to need to rebuild their strategy after the departure of their leaders, while Angers' defense is notably lacking as well. Nantes was unimpressive against PSG. In recent head-to-head encounters, viewers have seen plenty of goals. So, it's time to break the trend.
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