Coming into their third game of the season Nantes has to be grumpy about their situation. After finishing 7th in Ligue 1 last season, they face the newly promoted 1-1-0 Troyes squad, who haven’t been in Ligue 1 for two years, and yet they are favorited to win this Fixture.
Troyes – (6/4)
Nantes – (2/1)
Draw – (2/1)
Goal Over/Under – 2.5
Over – (13/10)
Under – (3/5)
Both Teams to Score
Yes – (19/20)
No – (4/5)
As always, we’ll work backward through these odds. The margin is very slim between both scoring and not scoring, and that’s because in 2 games a piece Troyes and Nantes have scored 3 and 0 goals each, respectively. And while that may be telling of underwhelming offenses, neither team boasts strong defenses either; Troyes has allowed a goal in each of their last two games, and Nantes has allowed 4 this season.
Last season Nantes had a goal difference of -14 but averaged a goal a game, so that allow should support a minimum score of 1-1 in this match.
Whats important to note is on top of that -14 goal difference total for Nantes, Troyes has performed well against very talented teams. Just last week they won their match up with Nice 2-1, a team that finished 3rd a year ago.
Neither team added or lost any big additions to their squads, so it stands to see who steps up to be a game changer.
Troyes 2 – 1 Nantes
Coming out of Ligue 2 on quite the mission, Troyes looks poised to continue their hot start. Nantes is the perfect opponent to continue to allow their young stars continue to shoot the ball.
Where we take the odds of Over 2.5 and both teams scoring, we would understand why you wouldn’t believe Nantes would put any up at all. We think it only makes sense that a club needs to start scoring some time, and their averaging 1.05 games last season meshes well with Troyes average of 1 goal against in this small sample size of a season.