Lyon vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 19th May 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Monaco look good for 2nd place as they have a two point advantage over Lyon and will play Troyes. So Lyon need to win this game to have a hope of playing Champions League football. A win would at least guarantee that the club would qualify for the play off in August and would be favourites to qualify for the competition proper. But before we can talk about that Lyon must win what could be a tricky match against Nice.
Lyon’s form has been very good lately but then it was let down by a shock 3-2 loss at Strasbourg last weekend, so they have made things tougher for themselves.
Nice’s season is not over as they are now in 6th place which is good enough for a playoff position for the Europa League. However both Bordeaux and St Etienne could steal 6th from Nice if they do not win this game. With so much riding on this match this is arguably the game of the weekend in France.
Nice did beat Caen 4-1 last weekend but their form has not been good and away from home they have gone their last 3 matches without a win and have struggled against the better teams.
Lyon vs Nice: Head to Head
- Lyon beat Nice 5-0 in the reverse fixture earlier this season
- Lyon have scored 8 goals against Nice in the last 2 meetings
- The last 2 games played at Lyon have ended in draws
- The last 3 games played at Lyon have seen both teams score
Lyon vs Nice: Prediction
This should be a very entertaining game as Nice must come out and attack to keep their Europa League chances alive. Lyon cannot sit back and will attack too and we are expecting a game full of goals and incident.
Lyon vs Nice: Bet Tips
- Both teams to score at 1.53
- Over 3.5 goals at 2.00
- Anytime goal scorer: Memphis Depay (Lyon) at 2.10.