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Nice head to Stade de la Beaujoire on Sunday for the Ligue 1 game with home side Nantes.
All Nantes v Nice game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below - as well as the best betting odds.
Nantes prepare for this fixture following a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn game vs FC Lorient.
In that match, Nantes managed 36% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nantes was Randal Kolo Muani (2'). FC Lorient got 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Armand Laurienté (87') scored for FC Lorient.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Nantes have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Les Canaris have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 games, letting in 7 goals during that time. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on into this next match.
Coming into this meeting, Nantes are without a win at home for the past 12 matches in the league. They will be so desperate to end this run.
Nice will go into the meeting after a 3-0 Ligue 1 win with the eclipse of Marseille in their most recent game.
In that match, Nice managed 42% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Nice, goals were scored by Khéphren Thuram (34'), Amine Gouiri (74') and Alexis Claude-Maurice (91'). For their opponents, Marseille had 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
The stats tell the story, and Nice have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, conceding 7 goals in total. In defence, Les Aiglons can certainly do much better.
Coming into this meeting, Nice have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head-to-head clashes dating back to 10/12/2017 tells us that Nantes have won 1 of these and Nice 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them in these games, with 6 of them from Les Canaris and 8 created by Les Aiglons. That is an average goals per game value of 2.33.
The last league contest featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 6 on 03/10/2020 when it ended Nice 2-1 Nantes.
On that day, Nice had 73% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Dante (27') and Khéphren Thuram (62').
Nantes got 11 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Imran Louza (45') was the scorer.
The referee was Jérôme Brisard.
Team News: Nantes
Nantes boss Antoine Kombouaré has no fitness worries to speak of coming into this match thanks to a fully healthy group available for selection.
Team News: Nice
Nice boss Adrian Ursea has not got a full squad to pick from. Youcef Atal (Adductor problems), Hicham Boudaoui (Mensical Laceration), Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
Nice and Nantes should both be able to find the back of the net here although it’s difficult to select a clear winner.
A draw looks like a realistic possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We’re therefore tipping a very close game with a 1-1 draw at the end of this game.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Beaujoire (35,322)
Captain: Abdoulaye Touré
Chairman: Waldemar Kita
Manager: Antoine Kombouaré
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 19
⭐ Key Player: Ludovic Blas
Customarily taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Ludovic Blas was born in Colombes, France. Having made a first senior appearance for EA Guingamp in the 2015 - 2016 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in 28 appearances.