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Nov 8, 2020 at 2pm UK at Stade des Costieres
NimesNimes
1-5
AngersAngers
Kone (90+1')
Benrahou (39'), Deaux (55')
FT(HT: 0-2)
Pereira Lage (1'), Bahoken (23', 56'), Diony (82' pen.), Cabot (90+4')
Pereira Lage (14'), Mangani (17'), Amadou (54'), Coulibaly (78'), Manceau (90+5')

Preview: Nimes vs. Angers - prediction, team news, lineups

Sports Mole previews Sunday's Ligue 1 clash between Nimes and Angers, including predictions and team news.

Nimes will be looking to halt a three-game losing streak when they host Angers in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Jerome Arpinon's side fell into the bottom three following a 1-0 defeat to Metz last weekend, while Angers were comfortably beaten 3-0 by Nice and slipped to 11th.


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Nimes manager Jerome Arpinon pictured in February 2019© Reuters

Having been saved from competing in last season's relegation playoffs by the decision to curtail the campaign in the wake of coronavirus, Nimes look set for another year of struggle despite Arpinon replacing Bernard Blaquart as manager in the summer.

Their loss to Metz came even though Les Grenats played the second half with 10 men following Matthieu Udol's red card just before the break.

It was the third game in a row that Nimes drew a blank in front of goal as they continue to look blunt going forward.

Only bottom of the table Dijon have scored fewer goals than Nimes' tally of nine, and nearly half of those came in their 4-0 win over Brest on the opening weekend of the season.

Angers manager Stephane Moulin pictured in May 2019© Reuters

Angers are only slightly more effective in that department with 10 goals so far, while their top scorer is centre-back Ismael Traore.

The more pressing concern for manager Stephane Moulin is at the back, as Les Scoistes have conceded 19 times in nine Ligue 1 games – the second most in the division.

Defeat to Nice last weekend was the third time already this season that they have been beaten by at least three goals, following a 4-1 loss to Montpellier and a 6-1 thrashing at the hands of Paris Saint-Germain.

However there is promise in this Angers side, as shown in their last away game when they came from behind to win 2-1 against Rennes, who are playing Champions League football this season.

In what could be considered a good omen for Nimes, both of the games between these two clubs last season finished 1-0 to the home side.

Nimes Ligue 1 form: DDWLLL

Angers Ligue 1 form: LWLDWL


Team News

Stephane Bahoken in action for Angers on September 25, 2018© Reuters

Nimes centre-back Loic Landre will come back into the starting lineup after serving a two match suspension.

Jerome Arpinon is hoping that top scorer Zinedine Ferhat is fit to play some part in the game after missing the last three matches through injury.

Andres Cubas could also be available after being absent recently, but Arpinon will not take a risk on the fitness of left-back Birger Meling.

Angers could recall striker Stephane Bahoken to the starting lineup after he was surprisingly dropped to the bench against Nice.

Stephane Moulin has a decision to make on the right wing, where summer signing Jimmy Cabot has started the last two games but been substituted off for Sada Thioub both times.

Nimes possible starting lineup:
Reynet; Burner, Briancon, Landre, Paquiez; Ripart, Deaux, Cubas, Eliasson; Denkey, Kone

Angers possible starting lineup:
Bernardoni; Manceau, Traore, Thomas, Doumbia; Amadou, Mangani; Cabot, Fulgini, Boufal; Bahoken


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We say: Nimes 0-1 Angers

Both sides will feel they have a chance of winning this one but could play quite conservative so we expect a low-scoring affair decided by a single goal, most likely in Angers' favour.


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Who will win Sunday's Ligue 1 clash between Nimes and Angers?

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2Lille116412171422
3Lyon115511810820
4MonacoMonaco116232016420
5Montpellier HSCMontpellier116232016420
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13Brest115061923-415
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15Nimes113261119-811
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne113171119-810
17Reims112361619-39
18Lorient112271221-98
19StrasbourgStrasbourg112091323-106
20Dijon11047520-154

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