Angers – Nice is the opening game of the 33th round from the Ligue 1 with Anger very close to the danger zone and trying to find safety. The game will start at 20:45 and it will take place on Stade Raymond-Kopa in Angers, France.
Angers were disappointing in their 1-1 draw at home to Strasbourg last weekend and now they face a tougher opposition in the form of Nice. That could’ve been the game where they find a safer place and drift away from the danger zone but it didn’t happened. At the moment they are 7 points ahead of the first place that relegates to the Ligue 2 and the fight for survival it’s really tough. They have tasted defeat just once in their last six league contests in a sequence stretching all the way back to mid-February. They need to win here and they can do so as they have the advantage of the home ground as well.
Angers: Butelle – Bamba – Pavlovic – Traore – Manceau – Santamaria – Tait – Mangani – Omiangue – Reine-Adelaide – Ekambi
Nice are chasing 5th place and are just one point from that so this game remains important for them to win. They are in good form too with just 1 loss in their past five games. Nice will start as the favourites to win the match but Angers will be no pushover and could swamp the midfield with five players. Last time they draw at home against Rennes score 1-1 which was decided in the first half with two fast goals from both sides. Rennes are the one who are holding the fifth place but Nice couldn’t capitalize in their last game so now they have to do it in this one.
Nice: Benitez – Marchand – Dante – Santos – Souquet – Seri – Cyprien – Less-Melou – Plea – Balotelli – Saint-Maxim
Angers – Nice: Head-to-Head
|22.09.17||L1||Nice||Angers||2 : 2|
|14.05.17||L1||Nice||Angers||0 : 2|
|20.08.16||L1||Angers||Nice||0 : 1|
|15.01.16||L1||Nice||Angers||2 : 1|
|29.08.15||L1||Angers||Nice||1 : 1|
Angers – Nice: Prediction
Earlier this season in the reverse match the teams drew 2-2. The last time the teams played at Angers, Nice won 1-0 and they will hope to repeat that again in this one. Anger will fight to score at least once and hold on to that lead but their defence wasn’t so good recently. Nice are the favorites here and a goal from the away side is a certain thing in my opinion. We should see an enjoyable game of football to kick off this week’s Ligue 1 matches and with both teams scoring that could be so much entertaining.
Prediction: Both Teams To Score, Yes, Odds: 1.90
Stake: 7 units