Stade de la Beaujoire
Nantes have a tough battle on their hands and their hope for a win looks more unlikely against such an opposition. After 3 defeats in a row, Nantes managed to pick up a draw against 10-men Le Havre last weekend. Despite all efforts to apply the advantage against Le Havre, they failed to hit the back of the net in the goalless draw.
Nice are the visitors in this clash and frankly, they are a dreaded opposition for any team this season. At the moment, they are just 1 point behind league leaders; PSG and they hope their foot on the gas as long as they can. Nice are coming with a 13-match unbeaten streak and they hope to make this the 14th game.Grab Your Signup Bonus
Nantes have every reason to worry about coming face-to-face with RC Lens at the moment. First, they are in very terrible form at the moment and RC Lens are on a very strong run since the start of the season.
Nantes managed a goalless draw against Le Havre despite strong hope of getting a win and now they are without a win in their last 4 league matches. Since their 2-0 win over Montpellier 2 months ago, they have lost 3 matches against Lens, Reims and Metz FC, before pegging Le Havre to a 0-0 draw last weekend.
Nantes were the brighter side in the game against Le Havre according to match statistics. They recorded 61% possession, 3 shots on target and 10 corner kicks. But they failed to convert chances and settled for a draw at the end of 90 minutes.
As per the league table, Nantes are in 11th place with 15 points from 4 wins, 3 draws and 6 defeats in 13 matches.
Nantes and Nice played 2 draws in both league games last season and prior to both games, Nantes defeated Nice 1-0 in the Coup de France tournament. However, Nantes have not beaten Nice at the Stade de la Beaujoire in their last 3 visits.
OGC Nice are the most-in-form team in the Ligue 1 at the moment despite being 2nd. They hold the unbeaten record in the opening 13 matches of the league campaign and the future looks really bright for the team. Nice will be gunning for another win here after holding onto a 1-0 win against Toulouse last weekend.
Nice had the only goal in the 54th minute in the game against Toulouse and the goal scorer was Terem Moffi. And at the end of the game, they managed to record 53% possession, 3 shots on target and 4 corner kicks.
Nice also has the records in their favor, as they have won 5 of their last 6 league games in a row, drawing against Montpellier 2 weeks ago. They also rank 2nd on the league table with 29 points from 8 wins. 5 draws and 0 defeats in 13 matches played so far this season.
Nice failed to win against Nantes in their 2 meetings in the league last season, with both games ending in a draw. But they defeated them at the Coup de France back in May last year. And at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Nice remain unbeaten in their last 3 visits. They won 2 and drew one of those 3 matches on that ground.
Head to Head
There’s nothing much to separate both sides according to the head-to-head records. Nice won 7 out of their 20 matches against each other, while Nantes won 6 and they drew 7 matches.
Analysis and Predictions
OGC Nice are in fine form at the moment and there is no reason why they can’t come out of this game with a win. However, OGC Nice’s scoring record is quite worrying when you consider their results from previous games. In their last 8 matches, they have only managed to score 2 goals in 1 match, with the others ending with 1 goal or less. Nantes can set up defensively and hope to snatch a lucky goal. Eitherway, there will be limited goals between these two clubs.
- Under 3 Goals at 1.754 Odds
- Away Win or Draw and Under 3.5 Goals at 1.66 Odds
- Away Win FT at 2.00 Odds