An In-Depth Look at the Match
This match will be shown live on BT Sport from 7.00pm and will give followers of European football an interest on Saturday night, following the Premier League action of the day. We’re expecting a healthy audience to tune into this one as two sides, desperate for the points, do battle in front of the TV cameras. Let’s hope the players do their bit and this one lives up to the billing. Here are our top Nice v Nantes betting tips.
Nice started the weekend 10 points behind the major European places, with no hope of breaking into the top-three, but they are in the running for a top-five finish and that will ensure the players give this match their full attention.
Despite their lofty position in Ligue 1, Nice have been blowing hot and cold in recent outings and they line-up for this match with their spring form showing two wins, two draws and a defeat. They are unbeaten in their last two however, beating Guingamp – as was expected of them – before rallying to claim a 1-1 finish with champions PSG. The Parisians had little to play for and appear to be dropping their guard in the final weeks, but Nice must be given the credit they deserve for battling to a point against a star-studded opponent. Another draw is 23/10, best price when betting at Unibet, the home win 27/20 favourite with the same firm.
Nantes may be stuck in midtable, but they are enjoying an incredible run of form and rate as the division’s most ruthless sides in recent weeks. Fans have watched on in disbelief as their team have cut through opponents and it’s fair to say many will be asking why they didn’t do this sooner as they delivered when there was nothing to play for. Nantes have won 13 games all season but five of them have come in their last five starts as they pass the stragglers towards the top-half of the order.
A top-seven finish is still possible for the visitors and if they continue winning matches between now and the finish line, there’s no real reason why they won’t achieve that. Nantes finished April with a 2-1 away win over Montpellier and exploded into this month by smashing Dijon 3-0 last time out. Confidence is sky high in the dressing room and the players will board the team bus for this match believing they can come away with the three points. It would be a brave punter who went against them at the minute, that’s for sure. Bookies offer 23/10 – best price at Bet365 – and that makes them even easier to trust.