Angers vs Nantes: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
On August 7, Angers and Nantes will face each other in the first round of Ligue 1. Visitors have won the French Cup in the previous season. Will they be able to beat the hosts? The answer is in our prediction.
Angers were too inconsistent during the pre-season, some matches were successful, but Gerald Baticle's men suffered a huge defeat to their strongest opponent, Sevilla (0:6). On the other hand, team recorded a confident victory over Saint-Etienne (4:1).
Angers finished the previous Ligue 1 season below the mid-table, only at 14th place. Baticle's men were unable to remain consistent throughout the final part of the season.
Nantes finished the previous season five places above the opponent. Team was tied on points with Lille, but snatched the 9th place on tiebreakers. The Canaries put up a steady performance in final matches of the season, avoiding defeats for the most part.
Antoine Kombouare's team also won a prestigious trophy. Nantes made it into the final of the French Cup and beat Nice in the title match (1:0). After that team had a rocky pre-season, in which team secured two victories and also lost two matches. The Canaries failed to win the French Super Cup, losing it to PSG (0:4).
Two of four latest matches of Nantes finished with a 2:0 score
In three of five Angers' latest matches first half ended on level terms
In five of six latest matches of Nantes no more than two goals were scored
We think that Nantes is a better team right now. No team wins the French Cup by accident. Angers is unlikely to pull off an upset here.
We offer to place a bet on Nantes to win the match
However, Nantes is unlikely to keep a clean sheet tonight, their performance in pre-season was far from perfect and they also conceded four goals to PSG in the Super Cup. In our opinion, Angers will find the net as well.
Our second bet is on both teams to score