Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Clermont will be aiming to register their first win of the season when they face Nantes on Matchday 5. Clermont are desperate to escape the relegation zone, but Sunday’s clash will be anything but a walk in the park for the home team. There are no fresh injury worries in the home team, but defender Maximiliano Caufriez continues to miss out with an ankle problem.
Les Canaris, on the other hand, are eager to put an end to their four-match winless run as well. Since both sides will go for a victory in Sunday’s showdown, we are tempted to put our money on both teams to score. Nantes midfielder Bastien Meupiyou misses out through suspension, while all Fabien Centonze, Nathan Zeze, and Alban Lafont are out of contention with injuries. In their last meeting at the venue the two teams played out a goalless draw.
Highlighted Team (Nantes):
Founded on April 21, 1943 Nantes is a professional football club that compete in French Ligue 1. Les Canaris are considered one of the most famous French clubs and they had a lot of success during the sixties and the seventies. Nantes won their first Ligue 1 title in the 1964/1965 season and 36 years later (2000/2001) they clinched their eighth (last) domestic trophy.
Speaking of the club’s European success, les Canaris did well to make it to the Champions League semis in 1996, but Italian giants Juventus proved to be a big catch for the French outfit. Nantes welcome their rivals at La Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau and the capacity of the stadium is 38.004.
The likes of Vahid Halilhodzic, Adel Selimi, Michel Der Zakarian, Viorel Moldovan, Mario Yepes, Marcel Desailly, Didier Deschamps, Claude Makelele, Christian Karembeu and Dimitri Payet are the notable footballers who played for the club in the past. Nantes are well known for their yellow jerseys and that is the reason why they are nicknamed the Canaries (les Canaris).