Lorient vs Nice
Coupe de France – Round of 32
Date: Sunday, 8th January, 2016
Kick off at 13:15 UK Time
Venue: Stade du Moustoir, Lorient.
Bottom and top of Ligue 1 will come face to face in the Coupe de France and even though Nice will of course start off as firm favourites Lorient will give everything in this game.
Nice have been superb in Ligue 1 this season and taken everyone by surprise but they haven’t been able to replicate this form in cup competitions. First there was the disappointment of their short lived Europa League campaign, and then they got knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue. Whilst Nice possess better quality players than Lorient, the fact that they will be playing away will not play into their hands.
Nice’s form has not been the best either where they have drawn two of their last three games leading some to suggest that the brakes are finally on at the club. Lorient did go down 5-0 away to PSG in their last league game but take that away and recent form had been improving. In the league they have won their last two home matches and have lost just 1 game in their previous four.
Lorient vs Nice: Head to Head Stats
The last game played here which was in 2015 ended 0-0. Lorient have a great record over Nice at the Stade du Moustoir where Nice have not recorded a victory since 2010. Nice have only scored 1 goal at this stadium also since 2010.
Lorient vs Nice: Prediction
Do Nice need this game or want it when they are trying to chase their first league title in almost 60 years? Lorient have a relegation battle on their hands but it’s 2017 the new year and they will want to start with a positive step in front of their home fans.
Lorient vs Nice: Betting Tips
Lorient to be winning at half time at 29/11 (3.95)
Under 2.5 goals at 5/6 (1.83).