November 18, 2012
Nice v Toulouse: Preview
Team Stat Comparison
|Goals for *||1.8||1.0|
|Goals against *||0.9||1.1|
|Last 5 home||D-W-W-L-W||W-W-L-L-D|
|Last 5 away||W-L-W-L-W||W-L-D-L-W|
|* Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club|
|Stats: Nice | Toulouse|
|12/14||H: Sochaux||12/8||H: Montpellier|
|12/21||H: Evian Thonon Gaillard||12/14||A: Nantes|
|1/11||A: Stade Rennes||12/21||H: Guingamp|
|1/18||H: AC Ajaccio||1/11||A: Bordeaux|
|1/25||A: Montpellier||1/18||H: AS Monaco|
Toulouse boss Alain Casanova takes his side to face Nice at the Stade Municipal du Ray tomorrow refusing to panic button despite his side's alarming dip in their Ligue 1 fortunes.
After a promising start to their new campaign, Casanova's side lost two games in a row including last weekend's 4-2 home defeat by Ajaccio to deal an early blow to their UEFA Europa League hopes.
But Casanova said: "We will not be alarmed or rushed. I knew there would be times when we would be in trouble. We must try to find a collective balance in attack and defence.
"Nice are a good team who have made a good start to the season and could have scored more points. They let in few goals and they are able to score. They never give up as they proved last week.''
Despite languishing in 15th place, Claude Puel's men will be full of confidence after last week's 2-2 draw at Marseille, and defender Romain Genevois believes his side are overdue a change in fortunes.
Genevois told his side's official website: "We expect more and we know we can produce very good football. Too often we lose concentration and we pay for that, but at some point the luck will turn in our favour.
"Toulouse have been a little down lately but they have proved to be sturdy, they love to play and are full of quality. We are the same so it should lead to an open meeting. Even two wins in a row could change our season.''