Our football match prediction:
Following back-to-back defeats to the likes of Olympique Lyon and Amiens, Guingamp will be looking to get back on course in the Ligue 1 when they welcome Nantes at their Stade de Roudourou on Saturday evening. Guingamp sit in the middle of the table ahead of the visit of Nantes and, no doubt, a win over les Canaris will help them regain a much-needed confidence. Antoine Kombouare’s men outplayed the likes of Dijon and Saint-Etienne at home in December and they are definitely capable of matching Nantes in front of home fans. Les Canaris have been impressive at the back in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the Stade de Roudourou clash. A low-scoring affair is on the cards and we predict that the two teams are going to play out a goalless draw on Matchday 22.
Highlighted Player (Sloan Privat):
Born in Cayenne on July 24, 1989, Sloane Privat decided to play for the French Guiana national football team. Speaking of his club career, Privat joined Sochaux in 2017 and it hast to be noted that he made 96 appearances in the league for the French club, scoring 20 goals. The 185-cm-tall attacker then signed a deal with Belgian outfit Gent and he played for the club from 2013 to 2016. In 2016 Sloan Privat moved to Guingamp, but he scored only three goals for the Ligue 1 side in 20 league games. The French Guiana forward made two appearances for Guingamp II as well and he scored a brace in a 4-0 crushing of Change on March 3, 2017. He found his goal-scoring touch during the 2016 Caribbean Cup qualifiers as he netted three goals for French Guayana in the process. Sloan Privat’s main position is centre-forward and his preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Nantes):
Founded on April 21, 1943 Nantes are 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).