Nantes and Monaco are set to commence the weekend’s Ligue 1 fixtures with a clash at the Stade de la Beaujoire on Friday evening. The situation for both teams is quite contrasting. Nantes, who narrowly avoided relegation in the previous season, had hoped for a strong start in the 2023-24 campaign but have continued to face challenges from the outset.
Having lost their first two matches, Nantes finds themselves in a difficult spot, seeking to turn their fortunes around. Their previous outing saw them unable to convert 14 shot attempts into goals, and they even had the advantage of playing against 10 opponents for a significant portion of the second half due to a red card. Jonathan David and Adam Ounas capitalized on this advantage to score.
Furthermore, Nantes struggled in their home matches last season, managing just five wins out of 19 games, with additional draws and losses. Given these circumstances, Nantes might encounter difficulties as they strive to jumpstart their campaign against the strong-performing Monaco side. With Monaco holding the top spot in the league after consecutive victories, the challenge becomes even more formidable for Nantes.