France Ligue 2 – Toulouse v Nancy Preview (3/4/21)

Match Preview

Toulouse

  • A number of recent defeats - all on the road have hindered their promotion push
  • Home form remains excellent, winning their last 7 consecutive matches here
  • 55 goals scored is the highest tally in the league
  • Wingback Steven Moreira begins the first of a 3 match ban
  • Squad in good condition with no injuries

Nancy

  • Finishing the season very strongly with just 1 loss in last 14 games
  • Have beaten the top two sides Troyes & Clermont recently so can’t be taken lightly
  • 6 wins in last 7 games have propelled them up to 8th in the table
  • Playmaker Amine Bassi back for the first time since December
  • Top scorer Mickael Biron (12 goals) is ruled out with COVID
  • Centre back and regular starter Sega Coulibaly is injured 

Conclusion & Betting analysis

Toulouse have been in a weird vein of form. They continue to easily dominate matches at home but have struggled on the road. There’s no real excuse to lose (and not even score a goal!) vs the likes of Rodez, Valenciennes & Niort. Quite what has gone wrong I’m not entirely sure but I think they have been wasteful with chances and perhaps the pressure of being in an away environment on a different surface affected them. Nancy travel here in excellent form and they have beaten the likes of Troyes and Clermont recently. However, they miss top scorer Biron and also CB Coulibaly which won’t help their chances. I did look at backing over 2.5 goals but both teams haven’t scored in any of the last six Toulouse matches. I trust them strongly at this venue so I’m happy to back them on the nose to win around the 1.80 mark. 

Prediction: 3-1

Recommended bet: Toulouse -0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.83