Nice vs Lens
French Ligue 1
Sunday, 23 August 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Allianz Riviera.
Nice will be the favourites to beat newly promoted Lens and it may be worth backing their price which is around the evens (2.00) mark, that could well reduce nearer the game.
Nice have had a mixed pre-season but at least they have played plenty of games and they should be ready for this one. They have lost to the likes of Lyon, Saint Etienne and Red Bull Salzburg with some heavy 4 goal defeats.
However the club won their last preseason game beating Rennes at home 3-2, that would have been important for them and installed some confidence heading into this match.
Lens are back in Ligue 1 and will be excited this weekend to return to top flight football. They are sure to give a strong performance. Their pre-season saw the club lose 3 of their 7 games although their last match ended in a 1-0 win over Dijon.
Earlier they played the Belgian side Genk and got a win and a respectable draw from those two games, so there has been a lot of positives to take from their summer.
Nice vs Lens: Head to Head
The teams have not met each other since 2015 when Nice beat Lens 2-1.
In the last 15 years Lens have no wins at Nice.
There is an 80% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Nice vs Lens: Prediction
It’s the first game of the season and that means there can be an air of unpredictability about what can occur. But Nice are a really good price to win this game given that they did well in pre-season and are at home to a newly promoted side.
Lens will want to impress and they will have their chances and that is why we think both teams to score could be a factor here even if history says this game has a low number of goals.
For us Nice should have enough in the midfield to control this game and win it.
Nice vs Lens: Bet Tips
Nice to beat Lens at 2.00 (1/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Wylan Cyprien (Nice) at 3.00 (2/1)
Over 0.5 goals in the 1st half at 1.44 (4/9).