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The Ligue 2 meeting at Stade des Costières on Saturday sees hosts Nîmes doing battle with SC Bastia.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Nîmes v SC Bastia, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Nîmes will be looking to improve on their last outing here after the 2-1 Ligue 2 loss in their previous game against Toulouse.
The only name on the scoresheet from Nîmes was Anthony Briançon (25'). Ado Onaiwu (49') and Denis Genreau (78') scored for Toulouse.
In their past 6 fixtures, Nicolas Usaï's Nîmes have scored a combined total of 9 times, with that being an average number of goals per match of 1.5.
Heading into this contest, Nîmes haven't been beaten in the league by SC Bastia in their last 2 games.
Since being beaten in their last game against Rodez in Ligue 2 competition, SC Bastia and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
Kyllian Corredor (93') was the scorer for Rodez.
The stats don’t lie, and SC Bastia have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, with opponents netting 7 goals in total. In defence, SC Bastia seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Ahead of this meeting, SC Bastia are without an away win for the past 4 league matches.
Head to head
The previous league clash between these clubs was Ligue 2 match day 1 on 24/07/2021 when the final score was SC Bastia 1-1 Nîmes.
The referee was Jérôme Miguelgorry.
Team News: Nîmes
The Nîmes boss Nicolas Usaï will be happy not to have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: SC Bastia
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there’s just the lone fitness issue for the SC Bastia gaffer Régis Brouard to be concerned about. Tom Ducrocq (Hip Injury) misses out for this game.
We feel that SC Bastia and Nîmes are both capable of scoring here.
A close call, and we think a draw is quite likely. We’re therefore seeing a very even match with a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Costières (18,364)
Captain: Anthony Briançon
Chairman: Rani Assaf
Manager: Nicolas Usaï
Competitions: Ligue 2 position 9
🔑 Key Player: Moussa Koné
Usually used in the Striker position, Moussa Koné was born in Dakar, Senegal. After making a first senior appearance for FC Zürich in the 2015 - 2016 season, the dangerous Forward has struck 11 league goals in the Ligue 2 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 27 appearances.