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Angers SCO line up against visiting opponents Nantes at Stade Raymond-Kopa in the Ligue 1 match on Sunday.
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Angers SCO head into this game following on from a 0-0 Ligue 1 drawn result vs Nantes.
In that game, Angers SCO managed 53% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Nantes got 5 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
It’s not been often in recent games where Angers SCO have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. It will be a concern for them that Angers SCO have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 clashes, letting in 9 goals during that time.
The stats don’t lie, and Nantes have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 11 goals overall. In defence, Nantes can certainly do much better. However, we will just have to wait and see if that trend might be sustained here in this game.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings dating back to 21/12/2019, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Angers SCO winning 2 of those games, Nantes 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
A combined sum of 18 goals were produced between them in this period, with 8 of them from Les Scoïstes and 10 being from Les Canaris. That is an average goals per game value of 3.
The last league meeting featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 32 on 17/04/2022 which ended up with the score at Nantes 1-1 Angers SCO.
That day, Nantes managed 60% possession and 24 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Kalifa Coulibaly (53').
For their opponents, Angers SCO got 10 shots at goal with 3 on target. Sofiane Boufal (18') was the scorer.
The referee was Bastien Dechepy.
Team News: Angers SCO
The Angers SCO boss Gérald Baticle does not have any fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this match thanks to a fully injury-free group available to select from.
It’s our opinion that Les Scoïstes could kick off with a 4-2-3-1 system for this one featuring Paul Bernardoni, Halid Sabanovic, Miha Blazic, Cedric Hountondji, Souleyman Doumbia, Pierrick Capelle, Batista Mendy, Sada Thioub, Azzedine Ounahi, Adrien Hunou and Lois Diony.
Team News: Nantes
Thanks to a mainly full-strength squad, there’s only a single fitness problem for the Nantes boss Antoine Kombouaré to be concerned with. Charles Traoré (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be in action.
We’re of the thinking that Les Canaris seem most likely to begin the game with a 3-2-3-2 lineup with a starting lineup of Alban Lafont, Dennis Appiah, Andrei Girotto, Nicolas Pallois, Marcus Regis Coco, Quentin Merlin, Moussa Sissoko, Pedro Chirivella, Ludovic Blas, Evann Guessand and Moses Simon.
We feel that Nantes and Angers SCO could well both score and end up finding themselves in a fairly even game here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw is looking likely to us. We therefore think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the 90.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Raymond-Kopa (18,752)
Chairman: Saïd Chabane
Manager: Gérald Baticle
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 2