KICK off: 30 May 19:00
Team news: Toulouse captain Ruben Gabrielsen returns from a one-game ban this week, and with the defender also confirmed to be COVID-negative after a scare, he is in line to replace Bafode Diakite in the rearguard. Steve Mvoue’s Ligue 1 debut against Dunkerque ended in disaster as he received a straight red card in the 68th minute, and he takes his place on the naughty step for this game, although he was never likely to start. Healey was surprisingly dropped to the bench against Grenoble after netting all three of his side’s goals against Dunkerque on May 15, but after coming off the bench to score last week, he will hope to displace Amine Adli up front. Nantes coach Kombouare once again has a fully-fit contingent raring to go for the playoffs, and the former Toulouse manager should resist the temptation to make wholesale changes to a side who have performed so valiantly over the past month. The second leg will be played just three days after Thursday’s first meeting, though, so the need for fresh legs could see Charles Traore and Abdoulaye Toure benefit from some rotation. However, Kombouare may elect to stick with the same XI and get off on the right foot in the first leg, which would see Kolo Muani – seeking his 10th goal of the campaign – join Kalifa Coulibaly up top once again.
Prediction: Over 2 goals on Asian handicap
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