Nantes vs Saint-Etienne – Visitors fight for Ligue 1 survival on the final day

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Saint-Étienne sit on the top of the table, but must now travel to the Stade de la Beaujoire to face Nantes. They know that they must take points, to keep their leadership momentum moving forward.

It’s a trip to the Stade de la Beaujoire for ninth placed Nantes on Saturday, as they take on nineteenth placed ASSE.

Nantes’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 54 points this season

Can Nantes make it three out of three, having turned over Lyon 3-2 and Rennes 2-1 in their last two games?

Also, Nantes have a huge task to over-turn their opponents in this fixture, having already lost one game this season. Their position is ninth in the League and they have 54 points, that is, 15W, 13L and 9D having won 15 fixtures, drawn nine matches, and lost 13 games.

If odds are anything to go by, ASSE cannot expect to get a good result of their trip to Nantes. This is particularly true, given both team’s form. Nantes have won 11 matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost four games at home this season.

Nantes will have 57 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Nantes’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.

Nervous Saint-Étienne take relegation battle to the Stade de la Beaujoire to face Nantes

ASSE suffered a home loss to Reims in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, with an unfortunate ASSE that has not managed to win in their last League so far, Pascal Dupraz’s men form is worryingly poor. They should solve their trend if they don’t want to occupy the lasts places in the League Table. With a nineteenth position in the league and 7 wins, 20 losses and 10 draws, they currently have 31 points in the League having won seven games, drawn 10 fixtures, and lost 20 games.

With a poor record on the road, which amounts to three wins, four darts, and 11 losses, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for ASSE as they travel once more.

A win in this fixture would take Saint-Étienne’s points to 34 in the League.

Nantes v Saint-Étienne – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the clubs have previously faced each other 36 times with the record being 11 victories and 15 draws for Nantes. Also, the two teams have drawn eight of the last 15 games played between them. Their most recent encounter in this competition Saint-Étienne delivered a 0-1 away win.

Players to watch

For Nantes, Randal Kolo Muani is a top performing player who has scoredfive goals in 37 League fixtures so far, while Denis Bouanga is one of the top performing players after having scoredsix goals in 37 League fixtures this campaign for ASSE.

Other standout players for Nantes are Kalifa Coulibaly and Moses Simon with four goals and four goals respectively and for ASSE are Denis Bouanga and Kolo with six goals both.