FC Nantes Faces Daunting Task Against League Leaders PSG

    FC Nantes vs Paris St. Germain - 17/02/2024

    FC Nantes Faces Daunting Task Against League Leaders PSG
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    16/02/24 1886

    This match-up pits a team fighting to escape the clutches of relegation against a side soaring towards another league title.

    This Saturday, the Stade de la Beaujoire - Louis Fonteneau will be the battleground for a pivotal Ligue 1 encounter as 12th-placed FC Nantes takes on the reigning champions and current table-toppers, Paris St. Germain.

    FC Nantes, after showing promising signs of form in their recent outing against Toulouse, find themselves in a delicate position.

    Leading the game until the final moments before conceding a late goal, La Maison Jaune demonstrated resilience and a fighting spirit that they'll need in abundance as they face the might of PSG.

    With a concerning home record of six consecutive losses at the Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes is under pressure to turn their fortunes around and secure vital points in their quest for Ligue 1 survival.

    Paris St. Germain, on the other hand, continues to dominate the French top flight, holding a comfortable 11-point lead over their closest rivals, OGC Nice.

    Their recent triumph over Real Sociedad in the Champions League underscored their formidable form, with an attack that has been nothing short of sensational, leading the league with 51 goals scored.

    Kylian Mbappé, amidst swirling transfer rumors, remains pivotal to PSG's ambitions, spearheading their charge with unmatched prowess.

    Key Trends:

    • FC Nantes finds themselves in a dire streak, having lost their last three home fixtures in Ligue 1, a trend they are desperate to reverse.
    • PSG boasts an impressive record on the road, remaining unbeaten in their last 17 away Ligue 1 matches, a testament to their relentless consistency.

    Recent Clashes:

    In recent head-to-head encounters, PSG has maintained the upper hand, securing victories in their last three Ligue 1 meetings against FC Nantes, further tilting the odds in their favor for the upcoming match.

    Team News:

    Jocelyn Gourvennec has the full Nantes squad at his disposal for this monumental clash, offering a glimmer of hope in formulating a plan to thwart the Parisian giants.

    PSG, however, will miss the services of Presnel Kimpembe for the remainder of the season, while Milan Skriniar's ankle injury in January sidelines him for this fixture.

    As the teams prepare to face off, Forebet predicts a continuation of home struggles for Nantes, with PSG poised to claim a dominating victory. This clash at the Stade de la Beaujoire will be a true test of Nantes' resilience and PSG's championship mettle.

    Home team
    Away team
    Probability %
    1X2
    Pred
    Correct score
    Avg. goals
    Weather conditions
    Coef.
    Score
    Live
    coef.
    Fr1
    112267
    20-3
    0 - 3
    2.53
    12°
    1.55
    5.75 4.00 1.55 no no no
    FT
    0 - 2(0 - 0)
    -
    - - -

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