Nantes this season is unstable with ups and downs. They lost in the previous round away to Reims (3:1) and have suffered 4 losses in the last 6 rounds. The 3 goals have been score from set phases, which is the main problem in their defense. At Stade de la Beaujoire, the story is totally different (they lost to Lyon and Nice who are better teams) and most of the points they won at home. Today they will welcome the newly promoted Troyes, who is one of the main candidates for relegation (only one win in 8th rounds) has a lot of problems in front of this match. Coach Batlles can’t count on Giraudon (8/0 suspended), Biancone (7/0 suspended), while Touzghara (8/2), Azamoum (7/0), Tardieu (6/0), Banhie-Zoukrou (4/0), Dingomé (3/0), Sandler (2/0), and Rami are injured. Nantes is capable to take advantage of these problems and secure important three points.