Nice vs Dijon
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 25th August 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riveria (Nice).
Nice coach Patrick Vieira is still looking for his first win after his side had a shock loss at home against Reims on the opening day of the season going down 1-0. They were heading for another defeat to Caen by the same scoreline but scored with 8 minutes remaining to claim a draw.
Dijon have had an excellent start to the season and will be wanting to continue that but this could be a tough ask. They won their first game when they defeated Montpellier 2-1 and followed that up with a home victory over Nantes winning 2-0. They have played impressive football, but then again Dijon have had some great spells in Ligue 1 over the past few seasons and everyone is waiting for the bubble to burst.
Nice’s main player Mario Balotelli is set to miss this game because of suspension.
Nice vs Dijon: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 1-0 to Nice.
Nice are unbeaten in the last 4 competitive fixtures when they have been the home side.
Two of the last three games has seen the correct score at half time 0-0.
Nice vs Dijon: Prediction
Nice have a problem and that is Mario Balotelli will again be unavailable for this game. The second problem is that they sold a very good striker Alessane Plea in the summer. This has hit the team as they haven’t properly replaced them. They are just waiting for the return of Balotelli so they can be more of a threat in front of goal.
Dijon could be a handful in this game and we are going to take the away win here. It is a risky bet but Dijon have been very good up until now and are a great place so we can have smaller stakes on this outcome.
Nice vs Dijon: Bet Tips
Dijon to beat Nice at 4.00 (3/1).