Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Sunday’s football game at Stade Saint-Symphorien pits together Metz and Nantes, the two teams who sit in the opposite halves of the table. Les Grenats have a chance to escape the danger zone and we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail against Les Canaris. Alexandre Oukidja limped off with injury in the last league match, with fellow goalkeeper Guillaume Dietsch likely to step up, whereas all Oscar Estupinan, Aboubacar Lo, and Habib Maiga remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Nantes, on the other hand, aim to make amends for back-to-back defeats to Lens and Reims. As Les Canaris are not regarded as good travellers, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. As for the away team, the likes of Jean-Kevin Duverne, Douglas Augusto, and Fabien Centonze should miss out with injuries, while talented forward Matthis Abline is pushing for a start.
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).