Nice vs Auxerre Prediction & Match Preview

Nice vs Auxerre
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018
Kick-off at 17.45 UK/ 18.45 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera, Nice.

The Round of 16 of the French League Cup has some exciting fixtures to offer. Both OGC Nice and Auxerre FC take a break from their league schedule to take part in this domestic competition.

Nice comes into this match after a confidence-boosting victory against Bordeaux, that too on the road. The goalkeeper Walter Benitez was really on another level that day with a man-of-the-match performance.

Talent-wise Bordeaux was the better team, but it was smartly countered by Patrick Vieira and the boys’ teamwork. Despite being outclassed in almost all of the stats, they didn’t let go of their planned tactics and went back home with the three points.

The apparent contrast between the teams, Nice and Auxerre, is readily visible, considering that Nice ply their trade in Ligue 1 while Auxerre does so in the Ligue 2. OGC Nice is a mid-table team in the top tier of French Football and Auxerre is currently in the relegation battle of Ligue 2.

Auxerre FC comes into the game after a disheartening loss at home at the hands of Paris FC.

Nice vs Auxerre Head-to-head (h2h)

Home team has considerably fared better whenever these two teams met. Last four victories in a row have been for the hosts. Six out of last seven wins and eleven of last fourteen wins too have been for the home side.

Auxerre is currently on a streak of three losses on the road. They have lost eight of their last twelve matches on the road, too.

Auxerre FC has not scored a single goal on the road for their last three matches.

Nice vs Auxerre Prediction

The home team is expected to comfortably win this match. They arrive for this match after the morale-boosting away win against Bordeaux. Playing in front of the home crowd will only drive them even more for the win.

The fans will passionately cheer their players knowing that a win in this match would take them to the quarter final stage of the League Cup. Any chance for an extra trophy is always welcomed with open arms by the teams in Ligue 1, considering they participate in a league that has Paris St. Germain.

Auxerre has other problems to worry about before thinking of the extra trophy. They are currently seated in the relegation zone of Ligue 2. Their pace needs to be picked up fast if they are to ensure participation in next year’s second-tier competition.

Expect an easy win for OGC Nice. Expect them to completely dominate their guests from the first minute itself.

Nice vs Auxerre Betting Tips

  • Nice to win @ 1.75 (3/4)
  • Half Time/ Full Time – Nice/ Nice @ 2.60 (8/5).