Ligue 1 Match Preview: Ajaccio vs. Nantes

Updated: October 10, 2013

Match Date: 19 October 2013 (local)

Match Venue: Stade François Coty, Ajaccio



Ajaccio’s ranking as per ninth week is the same as what they have achieved in the overall tally last season: at number 17. This means that new coach Fabrizio Ravanelli is not making a noticeable improvement from his predecessor. A greenhorn to senior-level coaching, Ravanelli possesses skills that may not be ripe yet to turn his club into a French superpower. L’ours have only won once this season, with the rest of the matches equally divided between draws and defeats. They had their most appalling downfall in their most recent tourney, where Lille pounded them with a clean sheet fenced by three excellent goals. Also confronted by a growing injury list, Ajaccio need to innovate their tactics in order to yield satisfactory results.



A breakthrough club this season, Nantes have proven that they do not deserve to go back to the French second-tier league. With a successful 2-0 opening over Bastia, strengthened further by victories in their last three matches, Michel Der Zakarian’s lads have soared high enough to help them land in the table’s top five. Les Canaris ascent to the rankings was propelled by four clean sheets on top of five overwhelming triumphs. While they may succumbed to the clouts of PSG, Lorient, and Lyon, the side nevertheless took the liberties to take 16 points from all of their fixtures.


Football betting tip: This tourney pin-points Nantes to be the eventual winners. The supposition is in fact highly plausible, especially when the sides’ individual forms are taken into account. A successful 0-2 finish by Les Canaris will crown this match.


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