The two French Ligue 1 teams, both under intense pressure to avoid relegation, will be meeting in this tasty encounter each eager to prove a point. It is normal for teams under such pressure as the two to use the January transfer window to strengthen their squads but none of them made any notable acquisitions.
If anything, it was the other way round. Arguably the most outstanding story of the January European transfer window was that of the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala, a sensational Nantes forward who transferred to Welsh club Cardiff City but disappeared in a suspected plane crash in the English Channel. Sala also played for Caen in 2015 while on loan from Bordeaux.
This is one of the hardest matches to call for bookies and pundits. Owing to their home ground advantage, Caen will go to the match as favorites. However, Nantes have had a more impressive run in the league and should be able to hold their own.