Nice line up against the visiting Lille at Stade Allianz Riviera in the Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
Full predictions, pre-match stats and user poll for Nice v Lille are shown on this page – plus the latest betting odds.
Nice will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 6-2 Europa League loss in their previous game against Bayer Leverkusen.
In that match, Nice managed 43% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Nice, the goals were scored by Amine Gouiri (31') and Alexis Claude-Maurice (90'). For their opponents, Bayer 04 Leverkusen had 10 shots on goal with 9 of them on target. Nadiem Amiri (11'), Lucas Alario (16'), Moussa Diaby (61'), Karim Bellarabi (79', 83') and Florian Wirtz (87') scored for Bayer Leverkusen.
Fixtures with Nice have usually been entertaining affairs recently with a lot of goalmouth action being a common characteristic. Over their past half dozen games, a grand total of 22 goals have been scored for both teams combined (at an average of 3.67 goals per game) with 8 of them being chalked up by Les Aiglons.
Coming into this meeting, Nice have not registered a win against Lille in their previous 2 league games.
Lille go into this match after a 1-4 Europa League win as they beat Sparta Prague in their last game.
In that game, Lille had 51% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Lille, the scorers were Yusuf Yazıcı (45', 60', 75') and Jonathan Ikoné (66'). Sparta Praha had 4 shots on goal with 2 of them on target. Bořek Dočkal (47') scored for Sparta Prague.
A series of dependable showings from the Lille defensive unit has resulted in their ‘goals against’ tally standing at 2 from their past 6 outings overall. During the same period, the number of goals that they have scored themselves is 15. We will see if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
Their prior results show that Lille:
haven’t beaten Nice when having played them away from home in the previous 8 matches in the league. It has been a terrible run on the road.
are undefeated in their last 6 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 07/04/2017 shows that Nice have won 3 of these games and Lille 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
In all, 16 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 8 of them from Les Aiglons and 8 netted by LOSC. The average number of goals per game works out to 2.67.
Team News: Nice
Nice manager Patrick Vieira has a full complement, with no fitness worries at all coming into this clash thanks to a completely healthy group ready to go.
Team News: Lille
With a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Lille manager Christophe Galtier does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this match.
Here is a game where Nice will have to play well to break down this Lille outfit who we reckon should get a goal themselves and run out victorious.
We’ve gone for a good battle with a 0-1 win for Lille at the end of the 90 minutes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes.
What are the best odds for this match?
Turning to the betting odds in the full-time result market, a victory for Nice can be had for 3.5, going for a drawn result is 3.42 & betting on victory for Lille comes in at 2.215. These are the best prices that can be secured right now.