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Nimes vs Nantes Prediction & Betting tips
Nimes Olympique saw last weekend’s game against Angers canceled and therefore had an extra weekend off. Does the PhD student have a decisive advantage against Nantes?
PhD candidate Nîmes Olympique impressed in the Ligue 1 in the first half of the season with no less than 26 goals in 18 games, but the last few weeks, the team did not work well with Bernard Blaquart’s team. The last four games, including two against teams from lower divisions, were lost without a chance and Les Crocodiles are now only active in the league. With a shared 11th place with 23 points and four points behind the number ten, co-PhD candidate Stade Reims (who has already played two more games), Blaquart still has enough team this season, but then there will be won again.
Last season, Turk Umut Bozok and Moroccan Rachid Alioui were the big names at Nîmes Olympique with a total of 41 goals, but this season the counter of both players is only six goals after the first half of the season. Bozok is often not sure of a basic place, while Alioui has only two basic spots this season due to an injury. With four goals in 363 minutes, the Moroccan has an excellent average of one goal per complete game. For comparison: Bozok, the top scorer of the Ligue 2 last season, has an average of one goal per five complete matches.
In the previous round of play Nantes went down against Stade Rennais 1-0 in spite of good field games. The only shot on Stade Rennais’ goal in the entire game resulted in the only goal of the match within fifteen minutes and after that, the players of Vahid Halilhodzic did not succeed in coming up with any potential. With a total of 24 shots Les Canaris tried to make the equalizer, but only three shots were actually on target and Nantes did not come close to the equalizer.
Les Canaris are the number four in terms of the number of shots this season and are also in the left-hand row with a ninth place in terms of the number of shots on goal, but in the ranking that counts, the team of Halilhodzic is just like the opponent of Wednesday on a shared eleventh place with thirteen points. One of the big problems at Halilhodzic is his team this season is the low ratio between the number of shots and the number of shots on goal, which belong to the worst four of the Ligue 1 with 31%. Add to that the conversion rate of Les Canaris by 32% is also not very high and the conclusion is quickly drawn that on average only one in ten shots results in a goal.
Nimes vs Nantes head to head matches
11.01.13 L2 Nantes Nimes 1 : 2
04.08.12 L2 Nimes Nantes 0 : 0
22.04.11 L2 Nimes Nantes 2 : 2
05.11.10 L2 Nantes Nimes 2 : 1
26.02.10 L2 Nimes Nantes 2 : 1