Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Nimes will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win over Strasbourg when they host Amiens at their Stade des Costieres on Saturday evening. The Crocodiles have been impressive on the road of late, but it has to be noted that they have registered only one win at home in the 2018/2019 Ligue 1 campaign. Bernard Blaquart’s troops failed to win previous five home games in the French top flight, but they are still sitting in the middle of the standings. Amiens, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-1 loss to Olympique Marseille and that is probably the main reason why we are tempted to put our money on the hosts. Nimes are eager to give fans at Stade de Costieres something to cheer about, therefore, we predict that they are going to put an end to their five-game winless run at home.
Highlighted Player (Téji Savanier):
Born in Montpellier on December 22, 1991, Teji Savanier is a French footballer who plays for Nimes in the Ligue 1 as a midfielder. Savanier began his senior career at Arles-Avignon and it has to be noted that he played for the club from 2011 to 2015. Ahead of the start of the 2015/2016 Ligue 2 campaign, Teji Savanier joined Nimes and he has been playing for the club ever since. The 171-cm tall midfielder has established himself as a first-team regular at Nimes and he successfully plays for the club in the French top flight. Savanier’s main position is central midfield, but he is used as an attacking midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right. Despite producing fine performances for Nimes in all competitions, Teji Savanier has yet to receive a call-up for the French national football team. His contract with Nimes should expire on June 27, 2018.
Highlighted Team (Amiens):
Amiens is a French football club that compete in Ligue 1. Les Licornes (The Unicorns) finished the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign in second place in the standings and, as a result, they secured promotion to the French top flight for the first time ever. Amiens got their job done on the final day of the season, with Emmanuel Bourgaud scoring a late winner in the game against Reims. The club was founded back in 1901 by a group of players from the Association du Lycee d’Amiens and nowadays les Licornes play their home games at Stade de La Licorne.
The capacity of the venue is 12.097 and it was opened on July 24, 1999. Experienced midfielder Mathieu Bodmer joined the club in the summer of 2017 and he is considered one of the team’s best players. The experienced defender used to play for the likes of Lyon, Lille, and Paris Saint-Germain in the past.
Amiens play their home games in white shirts and white shorts, while they wear black when playing on the road.