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Nantes will play host to Auxerre at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

The home team is struggling in Ligue 1, with 14 points from 16 games keeping them above the relegation zone.

With eight draws and six losses so far in league play, Nantes has only won two games. Their last victory dates back to November 2 against Olympiacos, during a five-game losing streak.

The last time Les Canaris played Auxerre was in January 2018, and a 4-3 victory for the guests gave them the upper hand. If the home team loses on Sunday, they might move into the red zone.

Coach Antoine Kombouaré will undoubtedly be depending on his top scorers Moses Simon and Mostafa Mohamed to perform well in this crucial match.

The Auxerre campaign is also not doing well. They are currently third from the bottom in the drop zone with nine points out of a possible 48.

They do, however, have two victories in their previous five games, and they will be hoping for more at Nantes. The opposition enters the match fresh off a painful 4-3 home loss to Monaco.

Following their ten-year absence, AJA returned to Ligue 1 last season, but their current position in the top division raises the spectre of a potential relegation.

In an effort to prevent that from happening, manager Christophe Pélissier has instructed his team to treat every game going forward as a final!

Before it’s too late, top scorer M’Baye Niang and company must take action.

1×2 Betting Odds

The hosts who placed ninth out of 20 teams the previous season, undoubtedly have that accomplishment in their sights, but now is the time to better that!

The visitors’ performance away from home this semester has not been stellar, but this trip is crucial given their dire circumstances.

Nantes is anticipated to have the final say because of their drive and domestic support!

And the betting market agrees!

Nantes playing at home are the favourites to win this @ 2.02.

Relegation threatened Auxerre, must defeat a better side in Nantes in a bid to stay in Ligue 1. And their odds of doing that makes them the underdogs in this, with odds @ 4.58.

The possibility of a stalemate and points shared, stands @ 3.70.

Total goals over/under

The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.96.

While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.99.

The market views this game as a close one and that is reflected in their odds of winning!

As a result of that, the over/under odds also paint a picture of a close theme!