Ajaccio vs Nantes Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 05/02/2023

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AC Ajaccio - Nantes

France Ligue 1 - Stade Francois Coty

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Ajaccio and Nantes clash at the Stade François Coty in France’s Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday, February 5th. Nantes head to the island of Corsica this weekend to take on Ajaccio in the French top flight. Read our free Ligue 1 betting tips and find the latest odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Today's Predictions for Ajaccio vs Nantes

Nantes have lost only once in their last six Ligue 1 assignments ahead of their trip to play Ajaccio on Sunday. Read our top predictions for this weekend’s fixture below.

Nantes Draw no Bet

Nantes slipped to their first defeat in six Ligue 1 matches since Christmas when they were beaten 2-0 at home by Marseille in midweek, though that was only Les Canaries’ second loss in 11 fixtures in the division since early October. Relegation-threatened Ajaccio meanwhile have lost 70% of their home matches in 2022/23 and that wretched record means they are worth opposing in this one – but only just. Only Reims have shared the spoils more often than Nantes this season, so side with the visitors in the draw no bet stakes for a safety net.

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Under 2.5 Goals

Ajaccio have scored just seven times in ten home games this term, while Nantes have notched just nine goals in 11 tests on the road, so it’s safe to assume that chances will be at a premium when they meet at the Stade François Coty on Sunday. Five of Nantes’ six fixtures since the domestic season’s resumption featured under 2.5 goals and they like to keep things tight whenever possible under Antoine Kombouare. As a consequence, bettors are advised to back under 2.5 goals to hit the net again here.

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Top Betting Odds and Stats for Ajaccio vs Nantes

Check out our list of the key stats for Sunday’s contest below alongside a tool to help you choose the most interesting odds.

Head to Head

13/11/22

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Nantes

Nantes

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

2

2

Last Five - AC Ajaccio

24/02/24

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Amiens

Amiens

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

0

D

17/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

Laval

Laval

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

1

D

10/02/24

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Guingamp

Guingamp

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

3

W

05/02/24

France Ligue 2 LI2

SC Bastia

SC Bastia

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

1

0

L

27/01/24

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Concarneau

Concarneau

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio

0

1

W

Last Five - Nantes

03/03/24

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Metz

Metz

Nantes

Nantes

2

0

L

24/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lorient

Lorient

Nantes

Nantes

0

1

W

17/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

PSG

PSG

Nantes

Nantes

2

0

L

11/02/24

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Toulouse

Toulouse

Nantes

Nantes

1

2

W

03/02/24

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Lens

Lens

Nantes

Nantes

1

0

L

Let's take a closer look at the latest markets, odds and probability figures ahead of Sunday’s bout between Ajaccio and Nantes below.

Ajaccio odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

Draw odds: 43/20 (3.15) – 31.7%

Nantes odds: 7/4 (2.75) – 36.4%

The bookmakers think the outcome of Sunday’s game is a toss of a coin, with a 1-0 correct score in both directions evenly priced at 6/1 (7.0) – 14.3% a piece. Elsewhere, Nantes’ midfielder Andrei Girotto is the market favourite to be carded on Sunday at 7/5 (2.4) – 41.7%.

Ajaccio vs Nantes Team News & Injuries

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for Sunday’s Ligue 1 meeting between Ajaccio and Nantes below.

Ajaccio

Defender Youssouf Kone is out with an ankle injury, while midfielders Yoann Touzghar and Matthieu Coutadeur are both sidelined for Ajaccio too. Up front, Romain Hamouma could also be absent. Ajacio climbed out of the bottom three in midweek when they struck an injury-time winner at relegation rivals, Angers.

Predicted Lineup for Ajaccio: Sollacaro – Youssouf, Gonzalez, Avinel, Diallo – Bayala, Marchetti, Mangani, Nouri – El Idrissy, Belaili

Nantes

Defender Nicolas Pallois will sit out the next few weeks with a knee injury while Nantes will also be missing attacker Quentin Merlin, who isn't expected to make his comeback until next month. Nantes are down in 13th spot in Ligue 1 and they have a seven-point gap to make up to Toulouse in 12th.

Predicted Lineup for Nantes: Lafont – Centonze, Girotto, Victor, Traore – Sissoko, Chirivella, Blas, Mollet, Simon – Ganago

Player to Watch – Fabien Centonze

Nantes lost 2-0 at home to Marseille on Wednesday evening but Fabien Centonze had another solid game at right back and the 27-year-old has rarely put a foot wrong over the course of the entire Ligue 1 campaign. Centonze signed for Les Canaris from Metz last year and he is already a crowd favourite at the Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.

Starting Lineups

Official lineups are usually released approximately one hour before kick-off.

AC Ajaccio

AC Ajaccio
4-4-2
1
Benjamin Leroy
fr
20
Mohamed Youssouf
km
25
Oumar Gonzalez
cm
21
Cedric Avinel
gp
3
Ismael Diallo
ci
14
Cyrille Bayala
bf
8
Vincent Marchetti
fr
4
Mickael Barreto
fr
29
Florian Chabrolle
fr
7
Mounaim El Idrissy
fr
10
Mohamed Youcef Belaili
dz
Substitutes
15
Clement Vidal
fr
28
Moussa Djitte
sn
27
Kevin Spadanuda
ch
34
Moussa Soumano
fr
32
Paolo Lebas da Silva
pt
16
Francois-Joseph Sollacaro
fr
17
Romain Hamouma
fr
5
Riad Nouri
fr
2
Mickael Alphonse
gp

Nantes

Nantes
4-2-3-1
1
Alban Lafont
fr
28
Fabien Centtonze
fr
3
Andrei
br
38
Joao Victor
br
26
Jaouen Hadjam
fr
21
Jean-Charles Castelletto
cm
8
Samuel Moutoussamy
fr
7
Evann Guessand
fr
25
Florent Mollet
fr
31
Mostafa Mohamed
eg
14
Ignatius Kpene Ganago
cm
Substitutes
24
Sebastien Corchia
fr
17
Moussa Sissoko
fr
99
Andy Delort
dz
11
Marcus Coco
fr
93
Charles Traore
ml
10
Ludovic Blas
fr
16
Remy Descamps
fr
30
Denis Petric
rs

Ligue 1 Standings

Ajaccio vs Nantes Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

Ajaccio vs Nantes prediction

Which club is favourite to win this weekend?

The bookmakers have priced Ajaccio and Nantes with identical odds on Sunday.

What time does this fixture kick off?

The game is scheduled to start at 14:00 BST.

Where will Sunday’s game be played?

Ajaccio will play Nantes at the Stade François Coty on Sunday.


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