Ligue 1 – Nice to face Nantes on Match-day 12

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Nice at home against Nantes – Sunday – 5:05pm GMT – Allianz Rivera.

It’s a trip to Allianz Rivera for twelfth placed Nice on Sunday, as they take on fourteenth placed Nantes.

It’s 12 points so far for Nice this season, going into this game

When Nice last turned out in the Ligue 1, the result was a disappointing draw 1-1 against Auxerre at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps. They will be hoping for a better result this time.

Also, Nice need to find a way to generate wins on a consistent basis, as they’ve recorded five losses in their last nine fixtures. With 12 points (3W, 5L and 3D), they are established in twelfth position in the League having won three games, drawn three matches, and lost five fixtures.

Playing at home, Nice have won one game, drawn one game, and lost three games.

Winning this fixture will see Nice on 15 points.

Nice are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Lucien Favre’s selection choices significantly.

Nantes have 10 points to their name, going into this tie

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Antoine Kombouare will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating Brest 4-1 and Rennes 3-0

Also, Antoine Kombouare knows that a run of four losses in six fixtures for his Nantes side, is going to be a tough run of form to change. However that is exactly what he must try to deliver. They currently stand fourteenth in the League, with 10 points for a total of 2 wins, 5 losses and 4 draws having won two meetings, drawn four matches, and lost five fixtures.

Nantes have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having drawn two games and lost four matches of their six League matches on the road this season.

Victory for Nantes would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

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

Nice v Nantes – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Nantes with a greater number of wins. In the last 38 meetings, they have enjoyed 15 victories, to Nice’s 12 wins. Further, Nantes are unbeaten in their five of the last six matches played against Nice. May 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Yellow House took all three points winning 0-1 away.

Players to watch

For Nice, Andy Delort contributed withfive goals in 11 League matches so far, while Moses Simon, one of their best scorers, has nettedfour goals in 11 League fixtures this season for Nantes.

Other standout players for Nice are Andy Delort and Nicolas Pepe with five goals both and for Nantes are Mostafa Mohamed and Ignatius Kpene Ganago with three goals and two goals respectively.