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Nantes and Angers meet at Stade de la Beaujoire v Louis Fonteneau, in a match for the 19 th round of Ligue 1. A history of head-to-head matches at this stadium favors the home team, which in the last 5 games has won 4 and tied 1. However , in the last head ‑ to ‑ head played at this stadium, on Ligue 1, on 24‑11‑2018, the match ended in a draw by (1‑1). The goals of the match were scored by A. Waris (89 ') for Nantes and S. Bahoken (5') for Angers. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although it is a match between 5th and 10th of the league table, it's actually a match between the 6 th best in home matches and the 18 th best in away matches.
The home team is currently in the 5 th position of the league, with 29 points won, after 9 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate round, they have won a home match against Dijon by (1‑0). In the last round, they have won an away match against Nimes by (0‑1). This is a team affected by the home factor, since they have won 10 points away, with 7 goals scored and 11 conceded, and 19 points at home, with 9 goals scored and 5 conceded. They come to this match after a home loss against Strasbourg by (0‑1). For the championship, Nantes have won 19 points out of 27 possible, after 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 9 home matches. In their home matches there are a few frequent results: at half ‑ time 0‑0 (6 out of 9 matches) and at the end of the match 1‑0 (5 out of 9 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for goals, since 7 of their last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 18 matches for this competition, they have never been able to turn the score around in 5 matches for the first goal.
Nantes comes to this match after a defeat, by 0-1, against Strasbourg, in a match counting for the French League Cup. In the last game for the French championship, the home club beat Nîmes by 0-1. Coach Christian Gourcuff is expected to benefit from maintaining ball possession and organized attacks in this match: Ludovic Blas is largely responsible for creating the offensive process. Kalifa Coulibaly is Nantes's top scorer with 4 goals scored. Still, it should be noted that the local team has failed in the offensive sector, as it scored an average of 1 goal per game at their stadium. For this game the mister of the house cannot count on Marcus Coco, Fabio and Girotto, all injured.
After 7 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses, the away team is in the 10th position, having won 25 points. In the last match, they tied in a home match against Monaco, by (0‑0), after in the previous match they have lost (2‑1) an away match against Rennes. This is a home team, since they have won 5 points in away matches and 20 in their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 6 goals conceded at home, against 5 goals scored and 17 conceded in away matches. In the last 8 away league matches Angers has a record of 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 5 points out of 24 possible.
For this competition, they have not won in away matches for 5 matches. The most recurrent result at half ‑ time in their league matches was 0‑0 (3 out of 8 matches). In 18 matches for this competition, they have only turned the score around in 2 out of 9 matches. In the last 11 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 5 of their 9 goals between minutes (76' ‑ 90 ').
Angers comes for this match after a draw, against zeros, against Monaco, thus adding the fourth straight match without a win in the French championship. In this away game, the commander Stéphane Moulin should play with an eleven very similar to the last game, that is, 4-3-3, being Lage, Alioui and Capelle the main responsible for tormenting the home defense: the second intervener is the best scorer of the team with 5 goals scored. If we look at away matches we can see that the visitors have scored on average 0.63 goals per match, that is to say, they fail to finish. Out of this game are Ninga and Kanga, both with physical problems.
SCO Angers haven't won in their last 4 games.
When playing at home, FC Nantes have not lost to SCO Angers in their last 8 encounters.
SCO Angers's away record this season: 1-2-5.
Kalifa Coulibaly is FC Nantes's top scorer with 4 goals. Rachid Alioui has scored 5 times for SCO Angers.
Moses Simon has assisted the most goals for FC Nantes with 4. Mathias Pereira Lage is SCO Angers's biggest assister (3).
A year ago, FC Nantes were number 12 in the table with 23 points. Now they are number 5 with 29 points.
A year ago, SCO Angers were number 14 in the table with 19 points. Now they are number 10 with 25 points.
SCO Angers haven't won any of their last 6 away matches.
The most common result of matches between FC Nantes and SCO Angers when FC Nantes is playing at home is 2-1. 4 matches have ended with this result.
FC Nantes wins 1st half in 26% of their matches, SCO Angers in 29% of their matches.
FC Nantes wins 26% of halftimes, SCO Angers wins 29%.
FC Nantes's performance of the last 5 matches is better than SCO Angers's.
In Ligue 1, FC Nantes has better performance than SCO Angers.
FC Nantes have lost just 1 of their last 5 Ligue 1 games against SCO Angers.
SCO Angers have won just 1 of their last 5 Ligue 1 games against FC Nantes.
FC Nantes have lost just 1 of their last 5 games against SCO Angers (in all competitions).
In the last 5 meetings FC Nantes won 3, SCO Angers won 1, 1 draws.
The winner of their last meeting was SCO Angers.
On their last meeting SCO Angers won by 1 goals.
FC Nantes scores 1.2 goals in a match against SCO Angers and SCO Angers scores 0.6 goals against FC Nantes (on average).
FC Nantes scores 1.71 goals when playing at home and SCO Angers scores 0.88 goals when playing away (on average).
Average number of goals in meetings between FC Nantes and SCO Angers is 1.8.
When FC Nantes leads 1-0 at home, they win in 84% of their matches.
When SCO Angers leads 0-1 away, they win in 62% of their matches.
When FC Nantes is down 0-1 home, they win 12% of their matches.
When SCO Angers is down 1-0 away, they win 0% of their matches.
Average number of goals in the first half in meetings between FC Nantes and SCO Angers is 0.4.
Both teams didn't score on their last match.
During the last 11 meetings with FC Nantes playing at home, FC Nantes have won 8 times, there have been 2 draws while SCO Angers have won 1 times. The goal difference is 17-8 in favour of FC Nantes.
SCO Angers's last away win against FC Nantes was in 2009.
Last season's matches: 1-1 (FC Nantes at home) and 1-0 (SCO Angers at home).
FC Nantes haven't scored in 2 of their 9 home matches in Ligue 1 this season.
SCO Angers haven't scored in 4 of their 8 away matches in Ligue 1 this season.
During the last 24 meetings, FC Nantes have won 10 times, there have been 7 draws while SCO Angers have won 7 times. The goal difference is 25-23 in favour of FC Nantes.
Did you know that FC Nantes scores 25% of their goals between the minutes 46-60?
Did you know that SCO Angers scores 40% of their goals between the minutes 76-90?