Orleans vs Nimes (By: Alcuni)
Orleans – Nimes
Orleans is in a good period and with no defeat in last 6 games they climbed in the table till 11th spot, 16 points more than 1st relegation spot. Seems they changed a bit their approach, namely: if in the end of 2017 they liked to play a more offensive football with a lot of game ended in big overs, attacking all the time no matters the score from the table ( and losing a lot of points due to t his approach) not they are happy to score at least one goal more than opponents and try to defend this fragile lead. So far this approach brought them 4 win in last 6 games all those wins being at one goal difference. These results should be considered valuable keeping in mind they had a lot of problems with injuries and suspended players. Here they will not count on Benkaid suspended.
After a bad January( with 3 defeats), Nimes turned on the page and is undefeated in last 5 games with 2 wins and 3 draws. Thanks to these positive results, they consolidate their 2nd position in table having 4 points more than 3rd spot. But, something is happening in their game because Nimes is not anymore the spectacular team from first part of the season. Allioui is far away from his best shape, while Thiob and Ripart are scoring less than in 2017. Moreover, they play better only when their opponents is punished with a red card, having no mercy in this situation (3-0 vs Chateauroux, 4-1 vs Niort) having real problems otherwise. Lucky for them the win they took in 90 min versus another promotion contender Paris FC, after a game where Paris FC had the biggest chances to score; no doubt, a draw should have been the outcome. Thioub is back in the squad.
No doubt this must be the most spectacular game of the round in terms of goals. Both teams like to attacking approach and if a red card will appear in Orleans squad better for us. Nimes will not be happy with other result than a win here so will play accordingly. Over 2.5 is my choice here at a good odds 2.16. gl
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Orleans vs Nimes prediction
|over 2.5||Pinnacle||2.16||8||1-4 WON (+9.28 units)|