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Nantes will be visiting Stade des Costières on Sunday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home side Nîmes.
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Nîmes, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-0 Ligue 1 victory against FC Lorient.
In that game, Nîmes had 49% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 2 on target. The only player to score for Nîmes was Renaud Ripart (88'). FC Lorient got 11 shots at goal with 3 on target.
Pascal Plancque's Nîmes have scored 9 times in their prior 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those same fixtures is 10.
Heading into this contest, Nîmes have not emerged victorious against Nantes in their last 2 league matches.
In the game prior to this, Nantes drew 1-1 in the Ligue 1 match with Marseille.
In that game, Nantes managed 33% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Nantes was Ludovic Blas (50'). Marseille got 7 shots at goal with 3 on target. Dimitri Payet (69') scored for Marseille.
Nantes have had no problems opening up opposition defences of late, scoring 8 goals in their previous 6 matches. While their manager Antoine Kombouaré will no doubt take that as a positive sign, Les Canaris have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same matches.
Ahead of this clash, Nantes are undefeated in their last 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 04/08/2012 tells us that Nîmes have won 3 of these and Nantes 2, with the number of drawn results standing at 1.
In all, 14 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 from Les Crocodiles and 6 belonging to Les Canaris. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.33.
The previous league meeting featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 2 on 30/08/2020 and the score finished Nantes 2-1 Nîmes.
That time, Nantes had 34% possession and 8 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The goals were scored by Andrei Girotto (11') and Imran Louza (27').
For their opponents, Nîmes got 17 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Zinedine Ferhat (57') scored.
The referee was Hakim Ben El Hadj.
Team News: Nîmes
Nîmes manager Pascal Plancque will be grateful not to have any fitness worries whatsoever before this clash owing to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Nantes
Thanks to a fully injury-free squad to pick from, Nantes manager Antoine Kombouaré has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this clash.
We’re thinking that Nîmes may well find it hard to find the net against this Nantes team who we think will likely emerge victorious.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning margin for Nantes at the end of this game.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Costières (18,364)
Captain: Anthony Briançon
Chairman: Rani Assaf
Manager: Pascal Plancque
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19, Coupe De France (9th Round)
🔑 Star Man: Renaud Ripart
Typically deployed in the Right Wing position, Renaud Ripart was born in France. After making a first senior appearance for Nîmes in the 2012 - 2013 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 6 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 25 appearances.