Virois vs Nantes prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 07/01/2023
AF Virois – Nantes
* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.
Virois and Nantes go head to head on Saturday 7th January in the Coupe de France with a place in the next round at stake.
Virois vs Nantes: Our top betting tips
Ligue 1 side Nantes are massive favourites heading into this match with lower league Virois. Can they deliver a performance in keeping with the bookmakers odds or do the home side have a surprise in store? Find out with our Virois vs Nantes match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Nantes to win & BTTS
Backing Nantes to win this game is the obvious tip given their clearly superior squad. We are not going down that route though as the odds are not likely to tickle the fancy of many readers. Instead, we’re backing Nantes to come out on top in a game where both teams score. The Nantes to win element of this bet is pretty easy to explain with them operating in the top tier of French football with Virois very much playing at an inferior level. With Nantes having to travel away, their ropey form and the goalscoring prowess of Virois, we expect the hosts to have at least a goal to cherish from this game. After all, Virois scored four goals in their first Coupe de France game, which helped them to reach this stage.
Both teams to score
We’ve largely covered this prediction in the first tip we’ve offered but we fancy both teams scoring in this game. Nantes have scored goals in eight of their last 10 matches whilst Virois have bagged with ease in this competition to this point. They netted four in the first round before being awarded the game in the next. With that all weighed up, the net bulging at both ends is highly plausible.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Virois vs Nantes
So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the bookies odds translate into probabilities ahead of this game? Let’s find out.
Virois odds: TBC (TBC) – xx%
Draw odds: TBC (TBC) – xx%
Nantes odds: TBC (TBC) – xx%
The early stages of these cup competitions are always intriguing from a betting perspective as higher ranked sides take on those from further down the pyramid. We expect this game to be no different as Nantes travel to take on Virois hence they arrive as big favourites to win the game. In addition to the match result markets, the total goals markets also see odds stretch. Where a 2.5 goal prediction might usually be your marker a nudge upwards to 3.5 might see you unlock better value with a heavy away win predicted by most.
Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Virois vs NantesVirois
Virois have done well to reach this stage of the competition and they have done so in some fashion too. A comprehensive win over Havre Caucriauville set up a tie with Ligue 2 Caen, which ended up being awarded to Virois after an admin error from the Ligue 2 club. A switch back to the
Predicted lineup – Bertheaume (GK), Flucher, Chesnel, Ferron, Voivenel, Boucad, N’Zigou, Lamrabette, Kawczynski, Charlier, Dallois
Nantes are exactly having a great time of things in Ligue 1. The flip side of that is that this game is an opportunity to step away from league action and to inject some confidence into the veins. Being the away side though makes this a trickier tie. We expect them to make a strong starting XI with some youth on the bench to introduce should the game go to plan.
Predicted lineup – Lafont (GK), Traore, Pallois, Castelletto, Centonze, Simon, Girotto, Guessand, Coco, Blas, Ganago
*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.
Player to watch
Dorian Charlier might be the hosts best chance of causing an upset in this match. The 25-year-old midfielder is far from a household name but he’s been a vital player for Virois so far this campaign and weighs in with a lot of goals – especially considering he often operates from deep. He bagged a hat-trick in the first round of this competition and, in the league, has scored five goals in nine appearances.
The current cup situationA quickfire FAQ on Virois vs Nantes
Who did Virois beat to reach this stage? – They actyally lost to Caen in the last round but an admin error saw Virois advanceWho do the bookmakers have as favourites? – NantesWhat time does the match kick off? 5 PM GMT
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