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Ligue 1 – Match-day 9 Sees Nantes take on Troyes

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The Stade de la Beaujoire sees Sunday action as Nantes take on Troyes – 3:00pm GMT.

Troyes currently sit in seventeenth place as they travel to eleventh placed Nantes.

Nantes have 10 points to their name, going into this tie

Having lost to Reims in their last game, Antoine Kombouare’s men must reset and try to gain a positive result in this match.

They currently sit in eleventh place, with a total of 10 points having won three games, drawn one game, and lost four matches.

Playing at home, Nantes have won two fixtures and lost two meetings.

Winning this fixture will see Nantes on 13 points.

Antoine Kombouare will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of one of his Nantes players.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Troyes have managed to gain six points

With one draw, which followed a defeat, Troyes’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.

Troyes have been unable to find the winning strategy now for seven of their last eight fixtures, a habit that must be broken if they want to end with a positive season. With seventeenth, they currently sit six points in the League having won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost four matches.

Playing away from home, Troyes have won one game, drawn one game, and lost two games.

A victory for Troyes would put them on 9 points.

Troyes may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Nantes v Troyes – Head-to-Heads.

Nantes and Troyes have faced each other 23 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Nantes’s favour (12 – 7). Also, Nantes recent form against Troyes has been outstanding, winning on five out of the last seven matches. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was March 2018 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 away win for Troyes. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (52.36%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Troyes to win – probability = 21.28 percent.

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