Nice will be hoping for a better result following the 1-3 Ligue 1 loss in their previous game against Dijon.
In that match, Nice managed 61% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nice was Amine Gouiri (80'). At the other end, Dijon FCO had 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Mama Baldé (21', 66') and Ngonda Muzinga (31') scored for Dijon.
Matches featuring Nice have often been lively affairs of late with plenty of scoring being the norm. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum total of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 9 of those being chalked up by Les Aiglons.
In their last fixture, Bayer Leverkusen drew 0-0 in the Bundesliga 1 tie with Hertha Berlin.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen managed 58% possession and 16 shots on goal with 1 on target. Hertha BSC had 5 shots on goal with 3 on target.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games featuring Bayer Leverkusen, a minimum of three goals have been struck. The average number of goals per match during that spell is 4.5, with the average number of goals for Bayer Leverkusen being 3. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Head to head
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Europa League match day 1 on 22/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Bayer Leverkusen 6-2 Nice.
In that match, Bayer Leverkusen had 57% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The scorers were Nadiem Amiri (11′), Lucas Alario (16′), Moussa Diaby (61′), Karim Bellarabi (79′, 83′) and Florian Wirtz (87′).
At the other end, Nice had 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Amine Gouiri (31′) and Alexis Claude-Maurice (90′) scored.
The match was refereed by Fran Jović.
Team News: Nice
Youcef Atal (Thigh Muscle Strain), Dan Ndoye (Corona virus) and Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will not be taking part for Nice gaffer Patrick Vieira.
Team News: Bayer Leverkusen
Owing to a fully healthy group to pick from, Bayer Leverkusen manager Peter Bosz does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this game.
In this game, Nice are capable enough to breach the defence of this Bayer Leverkusen outfit, although one goal might not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We can see a 1-2 winning margin for Bayer Leverkusen at the end of the match. We are expecting it to be pretty even.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game in the win-draw-win market, a win for Nice is best priced at 5, betting on a drawn result is 4.18 and betting on a win for Bayer Leverkusen gets 1.71. They’re the best returns being offered at the current time.
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