After the appointment of Halilhodzic, Nantes is showing a positive face. They are now on a run of three wins in Ligue 1, a win in French Coupe de la Ligue, a point taken away from home against Rennes. It was a fair outcome, in a game where the hosts even missed penalty kick and were closer to a victory. Nantes is at the tenth position with five points more than relegating placed Dijon.
Angers have improved in the most recent game at home against Montpellier 1:0. It was a bit surprising to see them winning after five matches without a victory in overall quite an equal game where the guests had much more of the ball possession. The side is now at the thirteenth position with four points more than relegating Dijon.
Midfielder Rongier (13/1) misses due to a knee injury for the hosts. Right back Kwateng (12/0) is doubtful for now. Visiting side have few players doubtful, including defender Andreau (1/0), midfielder Manzala (5/0) and forward Capelle (13/2).
Nantes have won 8 of their last 9 home matches against Angers. Angers is not that reliable at the back, especially away from home, meanwhile, Nantes really seems like a revived team in recent weeks. The home side should prevail here easy or difficult.