Our football match prediction:
Nantes will be aiming to keep their fourth straight clean sheet in Ligue 1 when they square off against Caen at their Stade de la Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau. Les Canaris did well to record a hard-fought 1-0 win at Montpellier in their last league fixture and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturday’s football game against Caen. Emiliano Salo has been struggling in front of goal of late, but the Argentine attacker is likely to lead the line for the hosts against Caen. Ten-man SMC came from behind to beat Dijon at the weekend, with the team extending their winning run in the French top flight to three game. A low-scoring affair appears on the horizon and we predict that one goal will separate the two teams at Stade de la Beaujoire-Louis Fonteneau. Taking everything into account, the hosts are closer to picking up all three points from the match than the visitors.
Highlighted Player (Kalifa Coulibaly):
Kalifa Coulibaly is a Malian international who began his senior career at Paris Saint-Germain B. After spending four years at Parc des Princes, he moved to Charleroi in 2014 and the Malian striker scored seven goals in 31 league appearances for the Belgian outfit. At the end of the season he left the club, signing a contract with Gent and he has been playing for De Buffalo’s ever since. Kalifa Coulibaly made his Gent debut on 9 August, 2015 in a 1-1 draw with Anderlecht. He scored four goals in 24 league games for the club in the 2015/2016 season, picking up just one yellow card in the process. Coulibaly made his Mali debut on 15 October, 2013 in a 3-1 win over South Korea. He started the match from the bench, substituting Ousmane Coulibaly in the second half of the game. His contract with Gent expires on 30 June, 2019. Coulibaly’s main position is centre forward.
Highlighted Team (Caen):
Caen are a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Caen were founded in 1913 under the name of The Stade Malherbe Caennais and back then Stade de Venoix was the club’s home ground. Nowadays SMC play their home games at Stade Michel d’Ornano and the capacity of the venue is 20.453. Caen finished the 1991/1992 Ligue 1 campaign in fifth position in the standings, 14 points behind champions Marseille and that is considered the club’s best result in the French top flight. In 2005 Caen made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Strasbourg proved to be a big catch for Patrick Remy’s troops. The Stade Michel d’Ornano outfit play their home games in red shirts with blue stripes (vertical), while gray and black are their away colours. Nicolas Seube is the club’s most capped player and it has to be noted that he made no less than 477 appearances for SMC during his spell with the club.