Nancy vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 25th September 2016
Kick Off: 16:00 BST
Venue: Stade Marcel Picot (Nancy).
Nancy continued their slow start to the Ligue 1 season with another draw this time to Bastia which ended 0-0. The club are in 17th place with just one win so far this season. The good news is that Nancy has actually gone the last three games unbeaten and are certainly responding to their first 3 matches of the season which they lost.
The form guide puts Nancy in a much more respectable 13th place. Whilst the team have only scored 3 goals this season it’s important to note that those goals have come in their last three games. In short Nancy is improving.
They will come up against the current league leaders in Nice and the team from the south are on a high after they destroyed one of the favourites for the title Monaco 4-0 in mid-week.
Nice are now the only team in Ligue 1 who are unbeaten. Away from home they have picked up 4 points from a possible six. Despite being top Toulouse have the same points (14) and PSG, Monaco and Bordeaux are within a whisker of taking that lead from them. Can Nice push on?
Nancy vs Nice: Head to Head Stats
The bookies have Nancy as the favourite to win this clash which is puzzling until you look at the history of these two sides. In short Nice have a horrific record at Nancy. The home team have beaten Nice for the last 4 matches here. Nice has not won in Nancy since 2009 when they recorded a 2-1 victory.
Nice have only won twice since 2009 in any games v Nancy however the sides have not met in 3 years.
Nancy vs Nice: Prediction
It’s tempting to go for Nice for the win because they are a better side than Nancy, but we have to respect that the home team have a great record at home to Nice and also and more importantly they are improving with every game. Mario Balotelli for Nice has found a new lease of footballing life.
Nancy vs Nice: Bet Tips
Anytime goal scorer Mario Balotelli (Nice) at 19/10 (1.95)
Both teams to score at 19/20 (1.95).
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