Nantes vs Nice Prediction & Match Preview

Nantes vs Nice French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Nantes vs Nice
France Ligue 1,
Date: Sunday, 12 September 2021
Kick-off 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.

Nice are hoping to keep their stellar spell of form going after the international break as they travel to Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau to battle Nantes in the fifth round of Ligue 1.

Christopher Galtier did a marvelous job taking Lille to the Ligue 1 silverware last season.

He got off to an equally impressive start of the reign at the new club, leading Nice to a brilliant start with two wins and a draw in their opening three matches.

Galtier’s Lille had by far the best defensive record in the division last season. The stern back line is obviously his trademark as Nice are currently the only team without a goal conceded after four rounds.

Nice did have their match against Marseille abandoned through fans riots, but their back line still looks super impressive with three clean sheets in three outings.

Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri have done the job at the opposite end. Each striker has three goals to their names so far in the season.

For the sake of comparison, the entire Nantes team have scored three goals, and they’ve played one game more.

Nantes vs Nice Head-to-head

  • Nice earned the domestic double over Nantes in the previous term of Ligue 1, courtesy f two separate 2-1 victories.
  • However, Nice have a poor overall record at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau where they won only 5 and lost 11 of 19 matches against Nantes.
  • Interestingly, both teams scored in eight of the last nine head to head affairs.

Nantes vs Nice Prediction

We feel the time has come for the high-scoring trend to be terminated in this matchup. Nice are the only team without a conceded goal so far in the season, while Nantes will come into this off the back of two straight 0-1 defeats.

A narrow clean-sheet away win is the way to go in this game. You can back this scenario by taking Nice’s victory at the 2.20 odds or by going for the visitors to keep another clean sheet at the 2.75 odds.

Nantes vs Nice Betting Tips

  • Nice to win @ 2.20 odd
  • Nice to keep a clean sheet @ 2.75 odd.