Nantes predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 26
- Winning Bets: 13
- Average Odds: 2.35
- Overall Stake : 177
- Profit: 207.02
- Yield: 16.96 %
Unfortunately, Les Canaris are a mainstay of the middle of Ligue 1’s table. The biggest variations seem to be whether they’re placed in the upper or lower part of the middle-placed teams – which is not much of a success.
Worryingly, they’ve been on a steady and constant decline since 2016. They ended up 13th in the previous season, one of the worst results since their return to the top flight of French football in 2013. The 15.00 odds top online bookmakers give them on a Top 3 Finish don’t improve the overall impression too much, placing them right in middle in terms of form.
Experts tend to point out their focus on first-half dominance as a major issue. They tend to have a strong start and pull away in the early stages of the game, but their advantage quickly withers away as they get tired and lose focus. Still, it’s something to be considered for HT/FT bets.
Nantes Key Players
Nantes’ core lineup features little in the way of star power, instead opting for a well-rounded spread. The left-winger Moses Simon signed on after a loan from Levante, which is pretty much the only noteworthy transfer this summer.
In terms of the current first 11, Alban Lafont remains their goalkeeper on a loan from Fiorentina and is arguably the most valuable player in the roster of La Maison Jaune. The trio of Ludovic Blas, Imran Louza, and Abdoulaye Touré offers a very strong midfield presence, which seems to be the crux of Nantes’ current strategy.
As a club based in the historic province of Brittany, Nantes have a number of regional rivalries universally called the Derby de la Bretagne. The saucy moniker designates any football match between the most notable clubs in the region. Apart from Nantes, these include Stade Brestois 29, Rennes and Lorient from Ligue 1 but also Guingamp of Ligue 2 and a couple of low-tier football clubs.
Nantes and Rennes are the two biggest clubs in the region and are historically identified as the carriers of the Brittany rivalry. The Derby de la Bretagne stems back to 1963 when these two clubs first locked horns in a competitive match.
The Canaries were officially formed during the World War II in 1943. Several local clubs joined forces to form one large club and show unity in dire times which could even have a poetic meaning given the circumstances. Stemming from the unique atmosphere the club was founded in is the collective spirit Nantes are renowned for even today.
With eight Ligue 1 titles decorating their trophy room, the Canaries are one of the most successful clubs in France. Three Coupe de France trophies and on Coupe de la Ligue medal add to the silverware count. They play their matches at the Stade de la Le Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau which can fit 35,000 people.