Our football match prediction:
Bouyed by a 2-1 win at Nice Troyes host Nantes at their Stade de l’Aube on day 3 of the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign. The newcomers have been playing above expectations at the start of the season and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Nantes in Saturday’s football match. Les Canaris kicked off the new season with a 3-0 loss to Lille on the road and, to make things even worse for the fans, they were beaten by Olympique Marseille on home soil at the weekend. Nantes are desperate to return to winning ways in the national championship, but, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the match. The visitors will be without defender Nicolas Pallois, who misses the match through suspension. Taking everything into account, a close encounter appears on the cards and we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Stade de l’Aube.
Highlighted Player (Jeremy Cordoval):
Jeremy Cordoval began his senior career at Troyes and he made nine appearances in the league for the club from 2008 to 2010. Cordoval then joined Beauvais and after playing 37 games for the Stade Pierre Brisson outfit, he moved to Cannes at the end of the 2010/2011 season. The 167-cm-tall right back obviously likes changing clubs as he left Cannes at the end of the 2011/2012 campaign, signing a contract with Creteil. After making 35 appearances in the league for les Beliers Jeremy Cordoval joined Nimes in the summer of 2013. The right-footed defender played for Les Crocodiles from 2013 to 2016 and then he made probably the best decision of his career as he signed a deal with Troyes. The Stade de l’ Aube club impressed in the 2016/2017 Ligue 2 campaign and, as a result, Jeremy Cordoval will have a chance to taste a top-flight football. The French footballer was born in Villeneuve-Saint-Georges on January 12, 1990 and his contract with Troyes expires on June 30, 2019.
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).