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Nantes visit Stade Allianz Riviera on Friday for the Ligue 1 game with hosts Nice.
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Nice will be looking for another win after the 0-3 Ligue 1 success over Brest.
In that match, Nice had 37% possession and 9 shots at goal with 4 on target. For Nice, the scorers were Kasper Dolberg (13'), Andy Delort (79') and Amine Gouiri (94'). At the other end, Stade Brestois 29 got 26 shots at goal with 10 on target.
Christophe Galtier's Nice have found the net a sum total of 8 times over their prior half-dozen outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 5.
Going into this encounter, Nice have not lost a league tie with Nantes in their last 3 matches.
In their previous game, Nantes drew 0-0 in the Ligue 1 tie with Monaco.
In that match, Nantes had 31% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. AS Monaco FC got 9 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
A run of very capable performances from the Nantes defensive unit has seen their ‘goals against’ tally amounting to 2 from their previous 6 clashes combined. In that time, their own attack force has managed to score 7. Let’s see if that trend can be continued on in this game.
Leading up to this clash, Nantes:
- are winless against Nice when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league games. They'll be keen to stop this run.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 25/09/2018 shows that Nice have won 4 of them & Nantes 1, with the number of drawn games being 1.
An aggregate of 14 goals were scored between them in this period, with 9 of them from Les Aiglons and 5 netted by Les Canaris. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.33.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Ligue 1 match day 5 on 12/09/2021 when the final score was Nantes 0-2 Nice.
In that match, Nantes managed 51% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target.
For their opponents, Nice got 9 shots on goal with 3 on target. Kasper Dolberg (75') and Amine Gouiri (80') scored.
The match was refereed by Benoît Millot.
Team News: Nice
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the sole fitness concern for the Nice gaffer Christophe Galtier to contend with due to a largely intact squad. Robson Bambu (Ankle Surgery) will miss out.
We think that Les Aiglons will probably make use of the 4-4-2 system for this game, handing starts to Walter Benitez, Jordan Lotomba, Jean-Clair Todibo, Dante, Flavius Daniliuc, Hichem Boudaoui, Pablo Rosario, K. Thuram-Ulien, Andy Delort, Amine Gouiri and Kasper Dolberg.
Team News: Nantes
With a fully healthy squad available to select from, the Nantes manager Antoine Kombouaré has zero fitness concerns whatsoever before this match.
We believe Les Canaris appear most likely to elect for a 4-2-3-1 system using Alban Lafont, Fabio, Abdoulaye Sylla, Andrei Girotto, Quentin Merlin, Samuel Moutoussamy, Pedro Chirivella, Osman Bukari, Ludovic Blas, Willem Geubbels and Randal Kolo Muani.
We feel that in this game, Nice will likely get the win and a possible clean sheet when they play Nantes, who will not find it easy scoring a goal of their own.
Accordingly, we see a fairly comfortable 2-0 victory for Nice at full-time.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Allianz Riviera (36,178)
Captain: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Rivère
Manager: Christophe Galtier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 3, Coupe De France (1/8 Finals)
🔑 Star Man: Amine Gouiri
Normally used in the Striker position, Amine Gouiri was born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, France. Having played his first senior match for Lyon in the 2017 - 2018 season, the gifted Forward has struck 9 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far from a total of 20 appearances.