Angers v Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 16th February 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa (Angers).
Angers made a surprise last weekend as they went to Strasbourg and won 2-1 and they were leading 2-0 for the majority of the game and they were always in charge of the match.
That win made sure that they climbed to 12th place and have hit the 30 point marker now. Angers are also in decent form as they come into this match having won their last two games and they have just one loss in their last five, this is a good period for the home side.
Everyone is looking at Nice goalkeeper Walter Benitez who has made some crucial saves this season and has been able to earn the team valuable points. Some believe that he could be the next best goalkeeper in Europe.
Nice’s last game was a massive win as they beat 3rd place Lyon 1-0 at home. But now they have to travel away but their overall recent form has been good. Nice have 37 points and are just three points from 4th place. But the clubs problems have always been away from home where they have picked up just 3 points from their last 15.
Their last away game ended in a 4-0 loss to Lille, and they haven’t won on the road for since November.
Angers vs Nice: Head to Head
Earlier this season the teams drew 0-0.
Angers have not beaten Nice at home since 2008.
4 of the last 5 meetings have ended in under 2.5 goals.
Angers vs Nice: Prediction
Nice have a good record at this stadium and we should be in for a very interesting match because while Nice are the better side they have an appalling away record.
Angers can move within 4 points of Nice with a win and this looks set to be a very close encounter with many attacks on goal.
Our bet here will be to see a draw at half time plus we think both sides can score a goal, this game will be end to end stuff, but it is difficult to go with Nice who are the favourites to win this match when their away form has been so poor.
Angers vs Nice: Bet Tips
Half Time: A draw at 1.91 (10/11)
Both teams to score at 2.10 (11/10).