Here is our Nantes v Evian T.G preview for this weekends match.

Nantes welcomes Evian T.G on this weekend, with both teams able to climb significantly up the table if results elsewhere go their way. Nantes (6th) will enter the side favourites coming in off the back of two wins whereas Evian (13th) will be seen as the underdogs having not won in three.

Recent Form

With 8 games played so far both teams have lost 3 games so far in Ligue 1. Nantes have possessed the finishing touch more often though winning 4 over Evian’s 2.
Evian’s most recent defeat came at the hands of Lille (3:0), in an even game where Lille created the most chances. Nantes last league defeated happened away to Lyon (3:1). They were often caught in possession and had poor finishing, with only 2 shots of 9 hitting the target.

Head to Head

Since 2010, Evian have a 100% win rate (2/2), against Nantes with an average of 2 goals per game being scored. They are yet to play each other in Ligue 1.

Goals Conceded

Nantes have only conceded 8 goals so far (1 per game) whereas Evian have conceded 14 (1.75 per game).
Evian have conceded at least 2 goals in their last 4 away matches suggesting that we should expect more to come away to Nantes.

Team News

Evian will be without injured defenders Brice Djadjedje and Febrice Ehret who have both got a goal this season. Evian will be expecting to rely on Kévin Bérigaud who is joint 2 goal scorer in Ligue 1 with 6 goals.
Nantes will be without midfielder Nicolita Banel who has grabbed 2 assists already. Like Evian, Nantes have a striker in form – Filip Djordjevic who is currently joint 5th in the top scorers chart.

Conclusion

Nantes look most likely to secure the win against an Evian side which is weak way from home. Both teams are strong at creating scoring chances and like to take a high volume of shots. This match could turn into a real thriller and is one to watch.