Caen vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 6th November 2016,
Kick Off at 14:00 UK.
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano, Caen.
Stade Malherbe Caen will welcome the surprise league leaders of Ligue 1 as they hope to win their first game in five weeks. Caen have been on a miserable run that has seen the club fall to 18th place and concede 7 goals in their last three matches.
They have been unpredictable at home, losing two of their last three at Michel-d’Ornano. But in between, they earned an impressive result by beating the then in-form Toulouse.
Nice have been utterly brilliant this season and lead Ligue 1 standings in style by six points over Monaco and PSG. Nice are the only team still unbeaten after 11 games. They have conceded just 3 goals away from home which is the best record in the league.
Their fortunes are different in the Europa League though where they lost again. This time at home to Red Bull Salzburg 2-0 which was seen as a surprise. They will get 3 days rest time and have to travel up to Caen whilst the home team would have had a week’s rest this is the only disadvantage they may have coming into this match. But at least their European game was at home.
Caen v Nice: Head to Head Stats
This is a fixture which has seen 4 draws from 7 games. Caen won this fixture last season 2-0 and Nice has only beaten Caen away from home once this century. From the seven games played here in the last 16 years, only one has seen more than 2 goals.
Caen vs Nice: Prediction
Caen may have more to say that pundits give them credit for but it’s hard not to think that Nice can continue their winning run. But it is a game that will be very physical and tight in midfield with a lot of the ball being played there. Don’t expect fireworks.
Caen vs Nice: Betting Tips
Draw at half time at 5/4 (2.25)
Nice to beat Caen 1-0 at 7/1 (8.00).