Leaving aside PSG who are worth somewhere around 500 million EUR, Angers is the most impressive Ligue1 side in this start of the season.
They are extremely calculated in each move, they keep calm under pressure and strike fast without opponents realizing what hit them. They start all games in force, regardless the opponents and regardless the underdog status.
Forwards Sunu and Camara instantly clicked and their partnership can destabilize solid and lucid defenses without much efforts.
Midfielders provide constant support for the defensive phase and it’s really difficult to find any open spaces, this is why Angers are yet to concede after 3 rounds.
Defender Traore suffered an injury last week and is doubtful at the moment.
If anybody had doubts they had confirmation last round that Nice have one of the best attacks in the tournament, but in the same time defenders struggle even against mediocre opponents.
Nice are also extremely unlucky as their important defensive players get injured every round. Last week defenders Marchand and Gomis suffered knocks and coach Puel was forced to convert young and inexperienced fullback Correia to central defender.
With keeper Puoplin and central defenders Bodmer, Gomis and Marchand injured it will be impossible for Nice to keep a clean sheet. They already have problems in defending the flanks and it will be a nightmare against confident and pragmatic Angers.
Angers appear to be very organized and lucid and with enough endurance power to hold ground even against Nice’s powerful attack. In the same time Sunu and Camara will have a blast against Nice’s improvised defense. Angers -0.25 at 1.96
UPDATE: Guests’ defender Gomis is once again available after recovering from injury.
ANGERS: Butelle, Letellier – Andreu, Manceau, G.Angoula, R.Thomas, Sl.Sissoko – Ngosso, R.Camara, Capelle, Diers, Mangani, C.Ndoye, Saïss – Doré, Ketkéophomphone, Karanovic, Sunu
NICE: Hassen, Cardinale – Baysse, K.Gomis, Boscagli, Correia, Borges – N.Mendy, Koziello, Seri, Wallyson, Albert, Benrahma, Pied – Plea, Germain, Ben Arfa, P.Puel, A.Mendy