The home side are just two points above the drop zone, while the visitors are rooted to the bottom of the French top-flight. This could well be perceived as a relegation six-pointer.
Both clubs have been abysmal at the back this season, and are the two worst defensive teams in the league.
Strasbourg's marginally-better positioning on the league table is due to their attack, which has scored eight more goals than their midweek opponents.
Strasbourg vs Nimes head-to-head
These two teams have met on 12 occasions, and Strasbourg have emerged victorious in half of those fixtures. Nimes have only won twice, while the remaining four matches have been drawn.
This fixture last season proved to be a memorable outing for the home side, as Strasbourg ran out 4-1 winners.
Strasbourg form guide: L-L-W-D-W
Nimes form guide: L-D-L-L-L
Strasbourg vs Nimes team news
Strasbourg will be without first-choice keeper Matz Sels as he continues to recover from a long-term injury. South African striker Lebo Mothiba is also unavailable. However, former Sunderland man Lamine Kone could be welcomed back into the team.
Injured: Matz Sels, Lebo Mothiba
Doubtful: Lamine Kone, Bingourou Kamara
Center-back Loick Landre is edging closer to his return to action, but the match on Wednesday will be too soon. Striker Clement Depres is also unavailable as he recovers from knee surgery.
Pablo Martinez, Anthony Briancon, Birger Meling, and Antoine Valerio will also miss out.
Injured: Pablo Martinez, Anthony Briancon, Birger Meling, Clemetn Depres, Loick Landre
Suspended: Florian Miguel
Strasbourg vs Nimes predicted XI
Strasbourg predicted XI (3-4-1-1): Eiji Kawashima; Alexander Djiku; Stefan Mitrović; Mohamed Simakan; Lionel Carole; Dimitri Liénard; Jean-Eudes Aholou; Ibrahima Sissoko; Kenny Lala; Jean-Ricner Bellegarde; Ludovic Ajorque
Nimes predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Baptiste Reynet; Sofiane Alakouch; Kelyan Guessoum; Adilson Malanda; Gaëtan Paquiez; Sidy Sarr; Mattéo Ahlinvi; Zinedine Ferhat; Haris Duljević; Niclas Eliasson; Moussa Kone
Strasbourg vs Nimes prediction
Strasbourg are undoubtedly the better of the two sides. Their league position is slightly misleading, given the quality of football they have played at times.
Strasbourg are more than capable of bagging a couple of goals against the worst defenders in the league.
Prediction: Strasbourg 2-0 Nimes
Published 04 Jan 2021, 13:55 IST