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Nimes vs Angers – Tight contest tipped to go under 2.5 goals

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Last updated: 16 Sep 2019
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Nimes vs Angers are tipped to play-out a lowscoring draw (Getty Images)

Nimes vs Angers Match Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips


Nimes and Angers are set to serve up under 2.5 goals when they face each other in a midweek Ligue 1 clash at the Stade des Costieres. Under 2.5 goals offers value at 1.73 while both teams are expected to play out a draw at longer odds.

Nimes Olympique Form & Team News 


Nimes have had plenty of problems lately after claiming just one win in their last six matches across all competitions. They have scored only three goals in that run and are sitting outside the top half of the table.

Les Crocodiles are coming off a 1-0 defeat at home to Toulouse in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. Bernard Blaquart's men fell behind right before the break and could not find a way back into the match despite dominating possession and creating several chances.

Rachid Alioul is expected to start in attack on Wednesday despite failing to score in his last five matches. The striker is likely to be partnered by Umut Bozok who is also on a six-match goal drought.

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Nimes have seen under 2.5 goals in six of their last eight home matches (Getty Images)

Angers SCO Form & Team News 


Angers have also struggled lately having secured one win in their last eight matches. The visitors are in real danger of being dragged into the relegation scrap as they currently sit three points off the bottom three.

Stephane Moulin's team will travel to Nimes off the back of a 1-0 home win against Nantes in their last Ligue 1 outing. They left it very late with Angelo Fulgini's 90th minute effort sealing the win. 

Goals have also been a problem for the visitors with top scorer Stephane Bahoken netting just once in his last seven matches. The striker is still expected to start on Wednesday with the likes of Flavien Tait and Jeff Reine-Adelaide providing support.

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Angers have seen under 2.5 goals in eight of their last 10 matches (Getty Images)

Nimes vs Angers Head-to-Head 


Matches between Nimes and Angers are usually closely fought affairs with the visitors earning 10 wins while the home team have been victorious nine times in 23 previous meetings. Nimes have come out on top in recent clashes with four wins and three defeats in the last seven fixtures.

The hosts have already beaten their rivals in the league this season as they claimed a 4-3 victory in the reverse fixture back in August.

Nimes vs Angers Match Up 


Nimes have been poor in attack in recent weeks with the duo of Bozok and Alioul on lengthy goal droughts. Both men have failed to score in their last five matches and are likely to continue their struggles against Angers.

The visitors have also had similar attacking problems with striker Bahoken scoring just once in six matches. The 26 year old should find things difficult against the Nimes defence on Wednesday.

Nimes vs Angers Key Statistics


  • Nimes have seen under 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 8 home matches (Ligue 1).
  • Nimes are unbeaten in 11 of their last 15 home matches (All Competitions).
  • Angers have seen under 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches (All Competitions).
  • Angers are unbeaten in 6 of their last 7 away matches (Ligue 1).

Verdict


We are tipping Wednesday's clash to go under 2.5 goals, an outcome which has been a regular feature for Nimes and Angers this season. Both teams also appear evenly matched at the moment and are expected to settle for a draw.

Best Bet: Under 2.5 goals @ 1.73 at bet365 – 4 Unit
Value Bet: Draw @ 3.40 at bet365 – 2 Unit
Correct Score Tip: 1-1 @ 6.50 at bet365 – 1 Unit

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