Nantes were one of the most pleasant surprises in the 1st part of the season, but back then striker Djordjevic was in top form.
Unfortunately for Nantes, nowadays Djordjevic is invisible on the field and they seem to be playing in 10. If that’s not enough, offensive players Bedoya and Aristigueta are out injured.
Nantes miraculously managed to score in the midweek Cup game against PSG, but it was no offensive players applying the finishing touch, but instead fullback Veigneau was the one who scored.
Keeper Riou and all defenders woke up 10 minutes after the game began, but by that time PSG were already 1-0 thanks to a defensive mistake. The same happened in the final minutes when both Nantes’ central defenders didn’t think it was necessary to mark Ligue1 top-scorer Ibrahimovic, and left him all alone in the penalty box…
Looks like Nantes were punching above their weight in the 1st part of the season…
Opponents Lyon didn’t had much troubles against Troyes in the midweek Cup game (won 2-1). Central midfielder Gonalons got out injured at half time but according to latest reports he should be fit for this game. Other central midfielder Grenier should also return after being suspended in the Cup, same as fullback Lopes who will be back after injury. So only good news for Lyon.
On the other hand midfielder Gourcuff is injured, but he is no key player.
In 2014 Lyon have more speed and are more creative upfront. If Nantes’ defenders will continue to be hesitant, they will have huge problems against Lyon.
Nantes with Djordjevic out-of-form and without Bedoya and Aristigueta, simply won’t have the power to score against Lyon who are defensively solid.
The odds on Lyon are way too high. At 1.77 we can even get a decent price for DNB. Medium to high confidence.