Lyon vs Nice
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 31st August 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon will be the big favourites to beat Nice at home on Friday night as they are lucky to play their 3rd home game in just 4 matches. Lyon have already proved themselves at home after beating Amiens and Strasbourg by the same score line of 2-0. The only blip on their season so far has been the 1-0 shock away loss against Reims.
Star player Nabil Fekir is making his way back into the Lyon first team and will be a great addition to the club. Talking about additions Lyon look close to signing Moussa Dembele from Celtic and so the club are heading in the right direction.
Nice have picked up 1 point from their opening 9 and it has been a very poor start for the club. There is already mounting pressure on coach Patrick Vieira who saw his team lose 4-0 against Dijon last weekend. They have also lost to Reims by 1-0 and the only point they have picked up this season was away to Caen which ended 1-1.
Lyon vs Nice: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 3-2 to Lyon.
- Since 2012 Nice have only won 1 game at this stadium.
- Lyon have scored 11 goals against Nice in the last 3 fixtures.
Lyon vs Nice: Prediction
Backing Lyon for the home win is just too short at 1/3 (1.30) but they should have little problems in winning this game. Nice need something from this and there has already been talk that Vieira could lose his job soon if things do not pick up.
We will back Lyon to be winning at half time and will also look into the goal scorers market for value. Lyon should be able to dominate this game in long spells and we don’t expect Nice to pose much of a threat.
Lyon vs Nice: Bet Tips
Half time: Lyon to win at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goal-scorer: Bertrand Traore (Lyon) at 2.50 (6/4).