* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Montauban vs Nimes Betting Picks and Odds
Nimes will be the overwhelming favorite against the French league minnows.
Over 2.5 Goals
Montauban is an amateur side that will relish the opportunity to play against one of the professional teams but will have a hard time coping with their opponent's offensive skills. Nimes is not in the best form this season, however, a match against a team like Montauban will come at the right time to put some new perspective on the team's composition before the season continues after the World Cup.
Both Teams to Score – No
Nimes will have defensive skills to offset their opponents' attack options which are not of the highest standard, respectfully. Nimes doesn't score much either, but they are going to be a different kind of opponent for Montauban who are looking forward to locking horns with a team they don't have a chance to play against too often.
Preview and information about Montauban vs Nimes
Montauban's last six Cup matches: LLWWLW
Nimes' last six matches: LWLWWD
H2H: This is their first meeting
Nimes will look for a quick resolution
Not much can be found about FC Montauban. They are by definition an amateur side that competes in the seventh tier of French football. They are a club from a small city of the same name located approximately 50 kilometers from Toulouse. The highlight of their season is competing in the French Cup which is the only professional competition they are a part of. The club reached the round of 64 four times, and to this day this is their best placement in the national Cup competition. The highest league they were ever a part of was the Third Division back in the 1970s and 80s.
Montauban's predicted starting 11: Tristan, Lasme, Leclerc, Bernisson, Feltin, Laincer, Andre, Canac, Vial, Kessimou, Ouali.
Nimes will be the heavy favorite in this matchup, and it will be a welcome distraction from their problems in Ligue 2. They are only 17th which is the first out of four places in the rankings that would relegate them to the Third Division. In 15 league games, they have accumulated a modest four wins with three draws and eight losses which is the second-highest mark behind Niort who are second from bottom. Nimes only scored 14 goals this season which is not even good enough for a one-per-game average. The manager Nicolas Usai has all sorts of problems with his team, and the way he prepares them for the challenges ahead. The Ligue 1 will take a month and a half of hiatus for the World Cup, and the Nimes team will certainly look forward to some time of just training, and better prepare for what is coming, and that is, for them, a struggle to keep their Ligue 2 status.
Nimes predicted starting 11: Maraval, Labonne, Durand de Gevigney, Djiga, Burner, Thomasen, Fomba, Nguessan, Pagis, Said, Tchokounte.
Montauban: Anthony Tetaud is doubted to compete.
Nimes: Nicolas Benezet is injured, while Leon Delpech is suspended.
Montauban vs Nimes FAQ
- When is the kick-off? – 14:00 BST, 15:00 CET
- Who is Nimes' top scorer? – Malik Tchokounte scored 6 goals
- What are these teams head 2 head record? – This is their first meeting