Friday, November 27, 2009
THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE !
We have discussed Nimes several times in recent years and especially how strong they are at des Costières, where they have only lost nine times in 65 starts over the last four seasons, considering there were two relegation campaigns included in that sequence, that is a pretty impressive run.
They look unlikely to be dragged into the relegation scrap this time round and a top ten finish is on the cards. Nimes have yet to lose on home soil this season and are in tip top form, losing just once in seven starts, winning five of those. Caen might well be the strongest side in Ligue 2, but their form has tailed off slightly in recent games and they have only scored once, against lower league Dunkerque (in the cup), in three outings. This is due in part to both strikers Traore and Toudic being injured and neither seems likely to return for several weeks.They have only collected two of their nine league wins on the road and already dropped points at three teams, Chateauroux, Guingamp and Strasbourg, below Nimes in the table. Certainly no lost cause for the hosts, who are playing with confidence and they look a solid bet getting a handicap start.
6.5 points Nimes +1/4 ball 1.80 asian line.