Struggling Nimes play host to Montpellier in a Ligue 1 conflict on the Stade des Costieres this Sunday afternoon.
Nimes presently occupy Ligue 1’s relegation playoff spot in 18th place. In the meantime, Montpellier are in eighth place and are nonetheless chasing European qualification.
Nimes can be hopeful of snatching some much-needed factors this weekend.
Nimes vs Montpellier Head-to-Head
Nimes slipped again into hazard of relegation following their final Ligue 1 match, after they had been overwhelmed 2-1 by Good.
Previous to this, a run of three wins and a draw beneath new boss Pascal Plancque had raised them as much as seventeenth, giving them real hope of survival.
With 54 targets conceded throughout 2020-21, Nimes have Ligue 1’s worst defensive file. Nonetheless, after conceding simply three targets of their final 5 video games, they could be assured of incomes a clear sheet on this sport.
In the meantime, Montpellier have surged again up the desk after a run of six matches and not using a loss.
They’ve drawn their final two Ligue 1 video games, most lately selecting up a 1-1 draw with Lorient. Nonetheless, they did win within the Coupe de France final weekend, defeating Olympique Ales.
With 44 targets scored this season, Montpellier are one in every of Ligue 1’s most harmful attacking outfits. They might take a look at Nimes’ protection this weekend.
The final time these sides clashed, nonetheless, Montpellier fell to a 0-1 defeat by the hands of Les Crocodiles. That win was Nimes’ first over Montpellier since 2009.
Nimes kind information: W-W-W-D-L
Montpellier kind information: W-W-D-D-W
Nimes vs Montpellier Crew Information
Nimes can be with out Clement Depres and Sidy Sarr, who’re injured. Birger Meling is suspended for this sport. The involvement of Pablo Martinez, Lucas Deaux and Anthony Briancon is unsure.
Injured: Clement Depres, Sidy Sarr
Uncertain: Pablo Martinez, Lucas Deaux, Anthony Briancon
Suspended: Birger Meling
Montpellier are fortunate sufficient to have an virtually full-strength squad for this sport, with solely Demian Le Tallec a doubt. In the meantime, prime scorer Andy Delort is able to return.
Uncertain: Demian Le Tallec
Nimes vs Montpellier Predicted XI
Nimes predicted XI (4-1-4-1): Baptiste Reynet, Patrick Burner, Kelyan Guessoum, Loick Landre, Gaetan Paquiez, Adrian Cubas, Niclas Eliasson, Lamine Fomba, Yassine Benrahou, Zinedine Ferhat, Renaud Ripart
Montpellier predicted XI (4-3-3): Jonas Omlin, Junior Sambia, Hilton, Daniel Congre, Mihailo Ristic, Florent Mollet, Jordan Ferri, Teji Savanier, Gaetan Laborde, Andy Delort, Stephy Mavididi
Nimes vs Montpellier Prediction
Nimes’ protection has seemed stronger since their managerial change, however they nonetheless may discover it exhausting towards one in every of Ligue 1’s greatest attacking models this weekend.
With Delort again in motion and Savanier and Mavididi already in good kind, it’s exhausting to see Les Crocodiles protecting them quiet right here.
We’re predicting an away win for Montpellier.
Prediction: Nimes 1-3 Montpellier