Nantes v Nice: Ligue 1 Match-day 5

Nantes vs. Nice

Nantes at home against Nice – Sunday – 5:00pm GMT – The Stade de la Beaujoire.

Nice to face twelfth Nantes on Sunday at the Stade de la Beaujoire, with Christophe Galtier’s team currently occupying fourth place in the League.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Nantes have managed to gain four points

Antoine Kombouare will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Rennes and then Lyon, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Nantes have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this fixture, having already lost two matches this season. They currently sit in twelfth place, with a total of four points having won one game, drawn one game, and lost two games.

Playing at home, Nantes have won one game and lost one game.

Victory for Nantes would take their points tally to 7 so far this season.

A solid defensive team

Nantes have a solid defence, with only three goals conceded in their previous games. Nantes will not be pleased with their goal scoring stats this season so far, having only netted three. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ludovic Blas (1), Jean-Charles Castelletto (1), and Randal Kolo Muani (1).

Nantes’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Antoine Kombouare, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Nice’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain seven points, going into this game

Following two straight wins for Nice in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

That’s a run of two wins for Nice. They currently stand fourth in the League, with seven points having won two fixtures and drawn one game.

Playing away from home, Nice have won one game.

A win in this fixture would take Nice’s points to 10 in the League.

It is likely that six key players will miss Sunday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Christophe Galtier and his Nice team.

Nantes v Nice – Head-to-Head.

Nantes and Nice have faced each other 35 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Nantes’s favour (14 – 10). Additionally, Nice have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Nantes in five out of the previous six matches with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2021, when Nantes walked away as 1-2 winners. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (53.76%) so it should be an entertaining match.

There is a 42.55 percent probability of a Nice win.