France Ligue 2 – Nancy v Pau Preview (5/2/21)

Match Preview

Nancy

  • Unbeaten in 7 consecutive games, although 6 of them draws
  • Just 1 win in last 15 games leaves them in 17th position
  • 9 out of 11 home matches ended with over 2.5 goals
  • Striker Mickael Biron and midfielder Ogou Akichi 

Pau

  • Back to back victories have given them hope in the battle against relegation
  • Had previously lost 6 consecutive games but are now within 2 points of safety
  • Midfielder Xavier Kouassi ruled out of this match
  • 2-2-8 away record is the 2nd worst in the league

Conclusion & Betting analysis

Over 2.5 goals wouldn’t surprise me here. Nancy home games are often high scoring and Pau matches generally tend to contain a few goals. Pau looked doomed not so long ago but their 6 point haul from recent matches has moved them right back into survival contention. In fact, victory here would actually move them ahead of Nancy! The home team simply draw too many fixtures in order to be trusted but realistically they are the better team and deserving favourites. Tough game to call and I have a feeling another draw could be on the cards, which probably wouldn’t be the worst result for either team.

Prediction: 1-1

Recommended bet: None