Match date: 17 Dec 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: France Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
1-1 - Lost
Toulouse aren't pretenders for the title in French Ligue 1 but they achieved much better results in this season than in last one when only one point separated them from relegation zone, now are at decent 7th spot after 17 rounds, in last match in Cup three days ago were eliminated by Metz after penalty shootout while in previous round achieved victory at their ground over rock bottom placed Lorient. Tonight are welcoming Nancy and are favorites, in last six duels with them they achieved six victories and should be able to achieve another one here. Hosts are three points behind 4th placed Lyon and seems able to reach spots which leads into Europe, however they are struggling to find the right form, only once managed to achieve three consecutive victories in this season and must show improving in their game in order to achieve some good results.
Only two times were defeated at home so far, Lyon and Metz are teams which took all three points here but tonight i believe that hosts will manage to achieve another victory, they despite aren't in great form here have a good chance to win especially due to advantage of home stadium, they should be able to score couple of goals against not so great defense. Defender Moubandje (15/0), midfielders Trejo (10/1), Blin (14/0) and Bodiger (16/1) will all stay out of action due to injuries.
Nancy on the other hand managed to return into French Ligue 1 after three seasons in second league, they won the title there in previous campaign and won direct promotion into strongest French league. They are coming to this game after some good results, in last game in Cup managed to eliminate St Etienne after narrow victory, before that defeated Angers in previous round in league and after pretty poor start they showed improving. Currently occupies 14th spot at the table, however they must start with better skills in attack, so far scored only 14 goals in 17 rounds.
Guests can be satisfied with their results, they are in safe zone and managed to find their form, three points are above Nantes which stands in red zone and must continue with earning of points to keep their position at least. Here will have a pretty hard task against unpleasant hosts and i doubt that will manage to confront to them at this ground. First goalkeeper Ndy Asembe (15/0), defenders Chretien (6/0), Cabaco (7/0), midfielder N'Guessan (8/0), forwards Mandanne (11/1) and Koura (10/1) are all injured and won't be available for this game.
Despite not so great form Toulouse are favorites in this match, they are playing much better in front of their crowd and in this game should be able to overcome newcomers which actually were decent so far but still i doubt that can collect some points tonight.