Nantes v PSG Preview

August 23, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredFrench Ligue 1 action Sunday night comes from The Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau featuring hosts Nantes taking on big spenders PSG.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on BT Sports 2 High Definition, with a scheduled 20:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Nantes v PSG Preview, Ligue 1, Sunday 25th August 2013

Nantes started their new season off with a 2-0 victory at home against Bastia, but couldn’t follow that up in their second match in which they lost 2-1 away to Lorient and now face a much tougher task against current defending champions PSG.

PSG are already playing catch up having only managed two disappointing 1-1 draws in their opening two matches and coach Laurent Blanc and the fans will obviously be extremely frustrated at the moment as with millions of pounds spent over the last couple of season’s to bring in some of the world’s best players, the team just is not functioning as a unit at the moment and another failure to pick up maximum points could see the ex-french International manager start to come under some serious pressure from the board.

Nantes v PSG Team News

Nantes Team News:

Coach Michel der Zakarian has not had a great deal of funds available to bring in any significant names to his squad for this season, but he has managed to bring in Gabriel Cichero and Fernando Aristeguieta from Venezuela side Caracas FC along with Alejandro Bedoya from Helsingborgs IF and with no current injuries or suspensions to contend with all three of these new players should be involved come Sunday night.

PSG Team News:

Coach Laurent Blanc has once again spent some considerable cash during the summer transfer window, the £27.6 million signing of centre back Marquinhos from AS Roma and the £56.7 signing of Edinson Cavani from SSC Napoli being the two big names to have joined the club and both of these players are expected to feature in the starting lineup come Sunday night.

One player who won’t be involved though is right winger Jeremy Menez who is currently out with a hernia problem, other than this though, PSG will be at full strength with Ibrahimovic and Cavani once again leading the attack up front.

Nantes v PSG Head to Head Statistics

13/07/09 CLF Nantes – PSG 0 : 2
07/02/09 LI1 Nantes – PSG 1 : 4
14/09/08 LI1 PSG – Nantes
1 : 0
21/04/07 LI1 PSG – Nantes 4 : 0
26/11/06 LI1 Nantes – PSG 1 : 1

Who Has The Advantage?

30 previous games have taken place between these two clubs over the years, Nantes have managed to secure 6 victories, PSG have managed to secure 15 victories and there has been 9 draws.

Recent meetings show PSG with a commanding advantage having won 4 from the last 5 played as shown in our head to head statistics table above, with the other remaining game having finished all square.

Average Goals Per Game?

57 goals have been scored during the previous 30 matches which gives us with an average goals per game statistic of just 1.90 which strongly suggests that this game might only see the odd goal or two scored come Sunday night.

Nantes v PSG Recent Form

Nantes: D D W W L

PSG: W L W D D

No side has any advantage on the recent form stats, both having won 2 games each from their last 5 played and both having drawn 2 and lost just 1.

Nantes v PSG Match Betting Odds Market.

Nantes have not been involved in Ligue 1 football for many years and will no doubt find their return after 4 years a difficult to avoid going straight down again and having been beaten last weekend their current best price of 6/1 with Ladbrokes – £30 Free Bets for New Customers, pretty much sums up their chances of winning this game.

The Draw has happened more times than Nantes have beaten PSG, so this would probably be the best result they could obtain in this game and with PSG having drawn both of their opening two games, I can see the current best odds of 14/5 with Betfred – £10 Free Bets, No Deposit Required for New Customers seeing some punters getting on.

PSG have been quite shocking in their opening two games and with the amount of talent that their squad contains I can see fans becoming extremely frustrated indeed if they fail to win this game, but their current best price of 3/5 with BetVictor – £25 Free Bets for New Customers, doesn’t exactly scream value here and would be a risky proposition considering their recent performances from those two previous games.

Nantes v PSG Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

This is a must win game for Laurent Blanc and his PSG side as failure to secure 3pts in this game would certainly see the board and fans begin to question his tenure in charge at the club if they are to defend their Ligue 1 Title and the head to head statistics do suggest that PSG will win this game having won the last 4 on the bounce when going up against Nantes in the past.

Nantes have it all to do here, even with home advantage as their current squad is a mere shadow of the talent that PSG has available and with their 2-1 defeat last weekend away to Lorient, it does seem that an early goal by the visitors in this game could see the home side come in for a bit of a pounding.

The goal stats don’t suggest many goals to be scored in this game, but with PSG having the amount of world class players they have in their squad, it surely is just a matter of time before they start scoring for fun and this game could very well be the start of that trend and for me PSG will win this game by a complete landslide come Sunday night.

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