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Prediction: Toulouse vs Nantes

Jamie Jones in Free Soccer Predictions, Ligue 1 26 May 2021

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Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 12/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

Toulouse and Nantes will face each other in the first leg of Ligue 1 promotion/relegation playoff. The match is slated to kick off at Stadium de Toulouse at 7:45pm UK time on Thursday and promises to be an exciting game of football.

Toulouse

Toulouse finished third in the ‘regular’ Ligue 2 season. Patrice Garande’s side picked up 70 points from 38 matches, just two fewer than Clermont, who clinched the second and automatic promotion place.

Le Téfécé got the better of Grenoble 3-0 at Stadium de Toulouse in the promotion/relegation playoff semi-finals. Toulouse scored twice in the first half and once in the second half to set up a two-legged final Nantes.

Team News:

Ruben Gabrielsen will be back from a one-game ban.

Nantes

Nantes finished third from bottom in the ‘regular’ Ligue 1 season. Antoine Kombouare’s side picked up 40 points from 38 matches, just one fewer than 17th-placed Brest.

Les Canaries will know that they have another chance of escaping the drop. Given that the second leg is at home, Nantes will hope to get at least a draw from the away leg on Thursday evening.

Team News:

Charles Traore and Abdoulaye Toure are likely to start.

Key Factors to Consider

  • Toulouse have won three of their last six games.
  • Nantes have won four of their last six games.
  • Toulouse have drawn two and lost one of their last six matches.
  • Nantes have lost two of their last six games.
  • Nantes boss Kombouare was the Toulouse manager from October 2019 until January 2020.

Conclusion

Toulouse will head into the match with confidence and will be determined to make their home advantage count. However, Nantes are fighting for survival and will be desperate, and they are likely to draw.

Prediction: Match to end in 2-2 draw

Best Odds: 12/1

Bookmaker: Betfair

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jamie Jones


Jamie Jones is an experienced football journalist who has been working in the industry for years. Jamie watches all the major leagues in Europe, especially the Premier League and La Liga.

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