Nantes and Strasbourg meet at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau, in a match for the 38 th round of League 1. Nantes won by (2-3) last time they met in this edition of the league, in 01-09-2018. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 3 wins in the last 3 matches. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since the Nantes presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
After 13 wins, 9 draws and 15 losses, the home team is currently in the 11 th position, with 48 points won. In the last match, they have tied in an away match against Montpellier by (1-1), after in the previous match they have tied (1-1) an away match against Nice. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches, with 9 goals scored and 14 conceded; against 10 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses at their stadium, with 34 goals scored and 18 conceded. In the last 10 home league matches Nantes has a record of 6 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses, so they have won 19 points out of 30 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (8 out of 18 matches). The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 21 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Nantes left for this game with a draw, 1-1, in the Montpellier field trip, thus registering the seventh consecutive game without losing in this competition, with five of those matches being victories: Coulibaly scored the only goal of the game. team. It should be noted that the locals are already only meeting the calendar. Coach Vahid Halilhodzic must play in his usual tactical scheme, helping to maintain possession of the ball and slow attacks, seeking in most cases the offensive reference Coulibaly: this player is the best score of the team, with 8 goals scored . One of the strengths of this team is the way he manages to be superior in aerial plays. For this game the coach does not have Krhin, Edgar Ié and Tatarusanu, all injured.
The away team is currently in the 12 th position of the league, with 46 points won, after 10 wins, 16 draws and 11 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Dijon FCO, by (2-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Rennes, by (0-2). This is a team that usually shows similar results, at home and abroad, so it is not affected by the home team, as in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 6 draws and 5 losses in away matches; against 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 defeats in their stadium. For the league, Strasbourg won 10 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this competition, they only got 2 comebacks in the 18 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Strasbourg comes to this day with a defeat, by 0-2, in the reception to Rennes, continuing without winning seven matches in a row in this competition. Despite this irregular phase, the visiting club has already guaranteed maintenance in this division. The visiting team presents an unattractive style of play for the general public, benefiting the defensive organization and the in-depth passes for the attack. On an individual level we highlight Ludovic Ajorque, the best score of Strasbourg, with 9 goals scored. For this trip to the Nantes arena, coach Thierry Laurey can not count on Saadi, Martin, Simakan and Martinez, all with physical problems.