Troyes, who narrowly avoided relegation last season, are once again in a precarious situation after 15 games, just one point above that line.
Before the international break, we witnessed another lacklustre performance from this team as they managed just two shots on target in a 2-1 loss at Brest in their first league game after Bruno Irles’ dismissal.
The club has named Patrick Kisnorbo as its new manager. The Australian-born manager is coming off a successful season in the A-League, where he guided Melbourne City to back-to-back premiership titles and a league championship.
Along with Angers and Montpellier, they have gone seven games without a victory, which is the longest such streak for this particular club since they made their Ligue 1 debut a season ago.
This team has put itself in a position to earn its fair share of points over the past few months before crumbling at the worst possible times, squandering nine points when leading in the second half of four of their previous five games.
They have failed to score in each of their last five Ligue 1 matches against Nantes, despite their previous matchup ending in a 1-0 home victory in 2021–2022.
In four straight games in this competition, Nantes has failed to score a goal in the first half, and the team is currently winless away from home.
With only two victories after 15 league games, this team has earned the fewest victories overall since compiling the same number in 2001-02.
Les Canaris managed to pick up a point in this competition in their previous matchup before the World Cup despite trailing by two goals after more than an hour of play, something they had only done once in the previous five years.
Three away games this season have gone scoreless for Antoine Kombouare’s team, who have given up 24 goals overall.
Since dropping a 4-2 decision against Lens in February 2021, La Maison Jaune have only suffered one defeat in all competitions when scoring multiple times in a single game.
Last season, Nantes won three of their four domestic encounters played in December, three more than they had in that same month of the 2020-21 campaign.
1×2 Betting Odds
With just one point separating these two evenly matched teams in the standings, we anticipate the new Troyes manager will take a more cautious approach in this matchup given the absence of their most potent attacking threat.
Perhaps a draw is on the cards?
Well, the betting market also considers this is a close game!
The home side are the slight favourites for all three points with odds @ 2.52.
Nantes, the away side are not that far behind with odds @ 2.93 making them the underdogs in this one!
The possibility of a stalemate according to the market stands @ 3.77.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals score will be over 2.5, stands @ 1.88.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 2.08.