Ligue 1 – Match-day 15 Sees Nantes take on AC Ajaccio

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This Sunday sees Nantes go head to head with Ajaccio at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

Ajaccio currently sit in seventeenth place as they travel to sixteenth placed Nantes.

Nantes’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 12 points this season

Nantes come to this game on the back of a victory, having beaten Reims 1-0 at the Stade Auguste Delaune.

Also, Nantes have now lost five of their last nine games, a worrying statistic that has to be addressed by Manager Antoine Kombouare. Now they have 2 matches won, 6 games lost and 6 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in sixteenth place, with a total of 12 points having won two matches, drawn six matches, and lost six fixtures.

When Nantes host Ajaccio, they will do so on the back of two victories, three darts, and one defeats on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Nantes on 15 points.

Nantes are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Antoine Kombouare is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players.

It’s 11 points so far for AC Ajaccio this season, going into this match

Ajaccio will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against RC Strasburg and Auxerre. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, Ajaccio need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded nine losses in their last 14 games. With 11 points (3W, 9L and 2D), they are established in seventeenth position in the League having won three matches, drawn two meetings, and lost nine fixtures.

Ajaccio now travel, knowing that their current away form is woeful. So far this season they have won two games, drawn one game, and lost four fixtures matches on the road.

AC Ajaccio will have 14 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Ajaccio’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Olivier Pantaloni, ahead of this Sunday’s fixture against their opponents.

Nantes v AC Ajaccio – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Nantes and Ajaccio have faced each other 16 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Nantes’s favour (9 – 4). In addition, Nantes are unbeaten in their last nine of the previous 15 games played against Ajaccio. The last time they played each other in this competition was March 2014 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Other standout players for Nantes are Mostafa Mohamed and Ignatius Kpene Ganago with four goals and three goals respectively and for Ajaccio are Mounaim El Idrissy and Youcef Belaili with three goals both.