19:00 GMT 18 January 2017
The Nantes vs. Caen match will be played on Wednesday, January 18, at the Louis Fonteneau stadium, Nantes. Nantes is currently 14th on Ligue 1 table with 22 points, while Caen is 15th on the table with 21 points.
Nantes won three straight Ligue 1 matches without conceding a single goal. Before that, Nantes was in a series of seven matches without a victory.
Caen won only two out of their last seven Ligue 1 matches. Also, in their last five games in Ligue 1 we saw at least three goals every time.
Caen attacker Ivan Santini scored five goals in the last four Ligue 1 matches.
In their previous ten meetings, Nantes recorded four victories, Caen also recorded four victories and two matches ended as a draw. It is interesting that we haven't seen a draw in their last eight matches. Also, the last five matches they played were won by visitors.
Head to head matches: FC Nantes - SM Caen
|07.05.2016||Ligu||FC Nantes||SM Caen||1:2|
|23.10.2015||Ligu||SM Caen||FC Nantes||0:2|
Latest matches: FC Nantes
|14.01.2017||Ligu||Toulouse FC||FC Nantes||0:1||W|
|10.01.2017||Coup||FC Nantes||AS Nancy||0:2||L|
|07.01.2017||Coup||Blois Foot||FC Nantes||1:2||W|
|21.12.2016||Ligu||FC Nantes||Montpellier HSC||1:0||W|
|16.12.2016||Ligu||SCO Angers||FC Nantes||0:2||W|
Latest matches: SM Caen
|15.01.2017||Ligu||SM Caen||Olympique Lyon||3:2||W|
|08.01.2017||Coup||Sainte Genevieve Sports||SM Caen||0:3||W|
|21.12.2016||Ligu||AS Monaco||SM Caen||2:1||L|
|18.12.2016||Ligu||SM Caen||FC Metz||3:0||W|
|02.12.2016||Ligu||SM Caen||Dijon FCO||3:3||D|
Nantes is finally performing better, after a dreadful series that endangered their survival in Ligue 1. They are still only two points above the relegation zone, so they will need more victories to avoid unpleasant situations. Nantes is currently the team in the best form in the league, nobody else has three victories in a row. They have some problems with injuries however - their first choice goalkeeper Remy Riou is injured. On the other hand, Maxime Dupe who replaced him kept a clean sheet in their last two Ligue 1 matches.
Caen is in a similar situation as Nantes and they were also very successful in their previous match in Ligue 1 - they managed to defeat Lyon, who were in a four match long winning streak prior to the match against Caen. They will try to extend their series again Nantes. On the other hand, Caen is the worst visiting team in the league, with only one draw and eight defeats in nine matches they played so far!
Nantes is playing great at the moment. In addition, Caen is really terrible outside their stadium, so we expect an easy victory for the host.
18 January 2017 - 19:00 GMT
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