Nice vs Lens
French Ligue 1
Date: 29 December 2022, Thursday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
Lens took French football by a storm in the first half of the season. They hold the sky-high second position in the Ligue 1 table with 11 wins in the inaugural 15 games.
Franck Haise is doing an incredible job with this group of players. His men have suffered only a single defeat so far in the season.
They are five points above third-placed Rennes who are also having an extraordinary campaign.
Lens have gone on the World Cup break with five successive wins. They have scored seven goals in the previous three matches in the league.
Haise and his troops will be hoping to prolong this outstanding run on Thursday evening when they travel to Allianz Riviera to battle Nice in one of the most exciting games of Matchday No 16.
Nice hold the 9th place in the league standings but they will also enter this match in high spirits.
Lucien Favre’s men are undefeated in six straight league matches, three of which they have won.
On another note, three of the last five games they played finished with the identical 1-1 scoreline. Could we see this trend continuing on Thursday night?
Nice vs Lens Head-to-head
- On top of Lens’ fabulous form this season, Nice will play against tradition as they have managed to win only 6 of the last 30 head to head clashes against them.
- Lens celebrated a demolishing 3-0 victory when they last faced Nice in April this year.
- Four of the previous five H2H outings between these counterparts produced at least three goals.
Nice vs Lens Prediction
Lens have been truly incredible so far in the season but we can’t quite see them as the favorites on the road against Nice who are undefeated in six successive league affairs. Favre’s men did lose 0-3 to Atalanta recently, but they have earned the confidence back by holding Tottenham Hotspur to a 1-1 draw in the most recent exhibition.
Taking everything into consideration, the 1-1 stalemate is the most realistic outcome. You can back it at the 5.50 odds. Alternatively, Draw & Under 2.5 goals FT bet is paid at the 3.60 odds.
Nice vs Lens Betting Tips
Draw & Under 2.5 goals FT @ 3.60 (13/5)
Correct Score: 1-1 Draw @ 5.50 (11/2) odd.