Nimes vs Angers prediction
It wasn't only about the player excluded from Nice in the previous round, but the visitors from Nimes pulled out a really good performance in a 1:3 victory.
Their ball movement and overall presence on the field was much better than what their current rankings say. It's not about that game, but they simply appear to be playing in a way better fashion lately. Their victories over Dijon and Monaco at home recently say so as well.
NImes team news
The home team will miss forward Ripart (20/4) due to groin injury. Midfielder Deaux (15/0) and defender Valls (22/1) are both doubtful for the moment with recent problems.
Angers comes from yet another defeat, this time at home to Lille 0:2 last weekend. That was their fourth consecutive loss combined with Coupe de France competition.
For ninety minutes, the home team failed to create dangerous situations in front of their opponent's goal, even though the ball possession was shared. Recently, they simply don't seem to be a side capable of creating more than a couple of decent goalscoring chances - even if that.
Angers team news
Left-back Ait Nouri (17/0) is injured, as well as forward El Melali (7/3), with another offensive player, Kanga Aka (4/0) being now already more of a long-term absentee.
These two are separated by six points at the table now, however, the hosts are looking way sharper in the attack in recent matches and that form wasn't gained against easy opponents. Nimes is in much better momentum now and I expect them to continue and use their form properly now.
If they repeat anything close to what they did in the last three matches in February, this game should actually turn out to be one of their easiest this season. Angers is simply not playing with the same intensity at the moment and will need to produce something special to stay undefeated.
Nimes vs Angers betting tips
Nimes 0 Asian Handicap (Stake: 8)Odds: 1.94 at Bet365
Result: 1-0 WON (+7.52 units)
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