Nice vs Nantes Soccer Betting Tips – Ligue 1
Who will win the Ligue 1 midfield duel?
Betting Tips: Under 2.5 Goals
A hot match is taking place in Nice this weekend! Two teams that are in the middle of the Ligue 1 table meet each other. Before the game Nice vs. Nantes, the odds show that the hosts are easy favorites.
There can be no question of clear omens. The reason for this is easy to find out: Both teams haven’t played too convincingly yet. Too many questions are still open, too little comes together.
Before the international break, both teams want to create a positive feeling again.
Nice – Statistics & current form
As in previous seasons, Nice started the new season with high ambitions. The squad is very well filled in many positions, but the last trace of homogeneity is missing. In this complicated summer of transfers, it was all the more difficult to make them.
In the last three games, Nice has revealed various problems in their own game. The offensive was idle in a few phases. Only one goal could be scored in the last three games, there is definitely a lot of catching up to do here. A total of only five hits were scored, but that was enough for seven points and tenth place.
Nice paralyzed on the offensive?
In the game against Nantes, the knot on the offensive should burst again. Under coach Patrick Vieira, the southern French recently played in a very compact 4-2-3-1 system. Above all, they hoped for defensive stability against PSG. In the 3-0 defeat, however, this did not succeed.
Now it will be interesting to see if there is more momentum in a game against an individually weaker opponent. Fireworks are not to be expected. That’s why before the game Nice vs. Nantes our prediction that under 2.5 goals will be scored in this game.
The last game of Nice was against Girondins Bordeaux. Here, too, the Vieira team played quite defensively, had four offensive players on the bench. More courage is now required in order to achieve a successful result. After all, all players are available.
The probable lineup of Nice:
Benitez – Lotomba, Pelmard, Dante, Kamara – Lees Melou, Schneiderlin, Rony Lopes, Gouiri, Claude-Maurice – Dolberg
Last matches from Nice:
09/27 2020 Bordeaux 0 – 0 Nice
09/20 2020 Nice 0 – 3 Paris Saint-Germain
09/12 2020 Montpellier 3 – 1 Nice
Club friendship games
09/04 2020 AS Monaco 2 – 3 Nice
08/29 2020 Strasbourg 0 – 2 Nice
Nantes – Statistics & current form
The problems that were highlighted at Nice also apply to Nantes in one way or another. Nantes have also only scored five goals of their own so far, but are still five places behind their upcoming rivals in the table.
So far, Nantes has only scored five points and was only able to win against Nimes Olympique. The kick-off program wasn’t even complicated. Still, there is a lot of potential in this team. Therefore, show before the game Nice vs. Nantes the betting odds that the outsider role is by no means very clear.
Last matchday, Nantes met Lille OSC, losing 2-0. Some characteristics of the season so far were revealed. Defensively, Nantes is actually quite stable, but there is not enough going forward. If there is no relief, it becomes problematic to maintain concentration in the defense for 90 minutes.
Nantes: pinprick to success
The solution sounds simple, but it’s not easy to do. Nantes must try to take the initiative more aggressively. With players like Blas, Coco, Coulibaly, and Simon, there are actually some very good players in the squad.
Coach Christian Gourcuff has so far let his team play in a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 system. So far, this has not been very effective, the play area is relatively easy to see through. However, no major innovation is to be expected against Nice.
The omens do not speak in favor of offensive fireworks at Nantes either. Before the game, Nice vs. Nantes is our prediction that a total of under 2.5 goals will be scored.
After all, the guests don’t have to contend with personnel concerns either. Coach Gourcuff has all the players in the squad available.
The probable lineup of Nantes:
Lafont – Appiah, Girotto, Pallois, Fabio – Chirivella, Louza, Coco, Blas, Simon – Emond
Last matches from Nantes:
09/25 2020 Lille 2 – 0 Nantes
09/20 2020 Nantes 2 – 2 Saint-Etienne
09/13 2020 AS Monaco 2 – 1 Nantes
08/30 2020 Nantes 2 – 1 Nimes
08/21 2020 Bordeaux 0 – 0 Nantes
Nice vs Nantes – Direct comparison / H2H balance
These two teams have often faced each other. In the pre-season that was canceled, both played against each other only once, Nantes won 1-0. In the 2018/19 season, Nice scored four points. The most recent results speak more in favor of Nice, but that does not match the overall picture.
In total, Nantes won 32 direct duels. Nice won 19 times and 29 games ended without a winner. With a goal difference of 122-85, Nantes has clear advantages on their own side.
Nice vs Nantes Soccer Betting Tips
Two teams who cannot be completely satisfied after the start of the season so far will meet. Defensively, both are susceptible to high pressure, but offensively the shoe pinches. A spectacle cannot exactly be expected. And yet the game could be very interesting.
Both teams feature young players. In addition, the coaches could make tactical adjustments after everything did not go according to plan.
Key facts – Nice vs Nantes tips
Only one goal in the last three games: Nice with problems on the offensive!
The direct comparison speaks clearly in favor of Nantes
Both teams have only scored five times in five games
Due to the offensive problems before the game Nice vs. Nantes our tip that there will be under 2.5 goals in this game.