Nimes will aim to get off the foot of the table when they host Nantes at the Stade des Costieres on Saturday in the Ligue 1.
Nimes Match Form
Toulouse were at the bottom recently, but Nimes have replaced them now. Both sides are tied on 12 points, but Nimes have a worse goal difference. They are four points below Amiens who are in 17th place. Metz are in the relegation playoff place and they are three points above Nimes. In the last ten league games, Nimes have failed to win even once. Their last Ligue 1 win came against Toulouse in September.
Since then, Nimes have got just four points in the ten games. Their last two games have ended in heavy losses. Bordeaux beat them 6-0 two weeks ago before Lyon claimed a 4-0 win last week. Theo Valls was sent off after five minutes against Lyon and Nimes played with the numerical disadvantage for a long time. Then Gaetan Paquiez also received a red card and Lyon’s advantage increased. Nimes had just six efforts in the whole game. In comparison, Lyon took 22 shots.
Nimes have scored just 12 league goals this season, which is more than only one side in the division. Their weak attack has been the major reason for the league position. In the last five games, they have scored just twice. But their good home record will provide some encouragement. Both of Nimes’ wins have been on home turf, and they have claimed 8 out of their 12 points at the Stade des Costieres.
Nantes Match Form
Unlike Nimes, Nantes have been rolling this season. They are in sixth place as of now and in contention for a European spot. Lille in third place are just two points above Nantes. The team which finishes in third place will enter the Champions League qualifiers. Last week Nantes hosted Dijon and claimed a 1-0 win as Ludovic Blas scored the solitary goal. The game was tight, and Nantes kept yet another clean sheet.
They have scored just 15 goals this season, which is less than the amount they have conceded. A negative goal difference is not a good sign, and it will be tough to keep winning like that. The likes of Blas and Califa Koulibaly need to step up in attack for Nantes.
These two sides have met twice before already this year. Nimes have emerged victorious on each of those occasions. In their last meeting, Nantes raced into a 2-0 lead, but Nimes roared back. They scored four times in the second half to record a 4-2 victory. The previous meeting ended in a 1-0 win in favour of Nimes.
Nimes vs Nantes Betting Tips
However, Nantes are favorites to turn the tide this time around. They should pick up three points against Nimes and extend their winless run. The total goals should be Under 2.5 in the game. Nimes will find it tough to score, and Nantes have a high chance of getting a clean sheet with the win.