Niort vs Nancy
Niort - Nancy
Keeping in mind Niort had maybe the most problems with injured players from Ligue 2, we can conclude they had a decent first part of the season, remaining same nice and offensive team as we saw in previous season (especially in second part of this). Same coach with same style of play and more or less same squad (2 young’s completed the first XI Leautey and DaCosta) – the ingredient of this good evolution. Unlucky for them that injuries continue to be one of the main opponent – Allagbe (main GK), Choplin – (both will miss for few months) plus 2nd GK Desmas, Rivieryan, Sans, Lamkel Ze having lot of problems during this winter break. They lost exponential player Grange at the midfield of the pitch – left them for Charleroi. The injury of first two GK forced Niort to bring another GK – Olliero in loan from Nantes. So they will not count on Allagbe, Choplin, DaCosta, Rivieyran, Batisse, Bena and Diakite (almost all important in different phase of the season).
Nancy was one of the biggest disillusion of 2017 season. Relegated from Ligue 1, many expect to a good evolution from their side ( keeping in mind this happened in the past – rapid promotion after a relegation) but they failed big. A blazed team with many players without ambitions – so no wonder why they finished near to the bottom of the table – 16th spot with only 20 points ( 3 more than 18th spot). So no one is pleased with this situation more over their fans who express their un-satisfaction at the end of last game vs Paris FC (when conceded in 91 mins). A single player was much above the other one Bassi but not the time he could save the team. Despite scoring 9 goals Hadji is far away of his shape shown in previous Ligue 2 seasons. So far only Lang was loaned from Dijon. Main GK have some problems with years and could be missing; Pedretti, and Cetout are injured.
With all those missing (many of them in defense) expect Niort to struggle once again and to star with a bad result 2017. Back Nancy AH0+. gl
Niort vs Nancy prediction
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