Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Nimes will be aiming to put an end to their three-game losing run in Ligue 1 when they host Angers at their Stade des Costieres on Matchday 10. Les Crocodiles obviously suffered a dip in form, but the game against Angers could be the turning point for the home side. Loick Landre is banned for the hosts, while Zinedine Ferhat, Sidy Sarr, Clement Depres, and Antoine Valerio are all out of contention through injury.
Les Scoistes, on the other hand, experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 3-0 loss to Nice. Angers must be low on confidence ahead of the trip to Nimes, and given the importance of the match for the hosts, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The likes of Enzo Ebosse and Pierrick Capelle are both sidelined with injury, while Farid El Melali has been left out of the squad due to disciplinary reasons.
Highlighted Player (Pablo Martinez):
After spending ten years in French lower leagues, Pablo Martinez joined Angers in the summer of 2016. Martinez played only nine games in the French top flight for Angers and at the end of the 2016/2017 season he moved to Strasbourg.
Speaking of his early life, the French footballer, who was born in Martigues on February 21, 1989, is a product of Nimes Olympique football academy and you should know that he played for the likes of RCD Mallorca B, Uzes Pont du Gard, Martigues, Uzes Pont du Gard, Gazelec Ajaccio at senior level.
Pablo Martinez made his full professional debut with Gazelec Ajaccio in a 2-1 win over Valenciennes. His main position is left-back, but he is used as a centre-back as well. Pablo Martinez has a dual citizenship and he is eligible to represent both France and Spain at senior level. His preffered foot is left and his contract with Strasbourg expires on June 30, 2019.
Highlighted Team (Angers):
French Football Federation was founded in 1919, with French football club Angers being founded the same year. Les Scoistes returned to the French top flight at the end of the 2014/2015 season and they finished the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign in ninth place in the standings.
Angers were having their ups and downs in the 2016/2017 season and, as a result, they finished 12th. Les Scoistes are well known for their black jerseys with white stripes, whilst the color of their away kits is white. Stade Raymond Kopa is the team’s home ground and the capacity of the stadium is 17.835.
The venues was opened back in 1912 and the stadium’s record attendance is 22.989 (April 26, 1969 vs. Olympique Marseille). Speaking of the club’s most notable players, we have to mention Fahid Ben Khalfallah, Vladica Kovacevic, Claudiu Keseru, Paul Alo’o, Amar Rouai and Cedric Daury. It has to be noted that the 2017/2018 season will be their 24th in the French top flight.