Lyon vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 23rd November 2019
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stade Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Rudi Garcia has been charged with saving Lyon’s season and the coach who came in just a few weeks ago had rejuvenated Lyon winning 2 games in a row. That was all well and good, but this Lyon side showed last time out that they still have limitations which was highlighted in their 2-1 loss at Marseille to leave the club in 14th place.
Whilst there is no shame at losing to Marseille, the club had become 3 points for Lyon over the years and so this was a body blow. Returning home Lyon will be the favourites to beat Nice.
Nice are in 13th place and just one point above Lyon so this just adds spice to what should be an already good fixture. Nice have blown hot and cold this season but a recent win over Reims stopped a 3-game losing streak and in their last match they drew against Bordeaux.
So, the club have gone 2 games without defeat and away from home their record this season is not good, losing 4 from 6 games and those four defeats have all come in a row- could it be a 5th loss?
Lyon vs Nice: Head to Head
Nice have won the last 2 meetings between the clubs.
Last season this fixture ended 1-0 to Nice.
Since 2013 Lyon have only beaten Nice on one occasion at home.
Lyon vs Nice: Prediction
Lyon are still in transition, but they have one advantage here apart from being at home and that was the international break. It just gave the players something else to do and then regroup and Garcia has been working hard with them.
They can lose against big teams but the club’s objective under Garcia must start building points at home and continue that. Lyon’s ground needs to be a fortress once more. So, it is a risk, but we will back Lyon to win this game.
Lyon vs Nice: Bet Tips
Lyon to beat Nice at 1.44 (4/9)
Anytime goalscorer: Moussa Dembele (Lyon) at 1.80 (4/5).