Nice vs Lorient Prediction & Match Preview

Nice vs Lorient
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 23rd December 2020
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Allianz Riviera.

Nice came crashing back down to earth at the weekend after previously picking up their first win since Patrick Vieira was sacked as coach. They were crushed 4-1 by Lyon.

This midweek fixture before Christmas gives the club a chance to forget that result and get a good home win before the break. Though at home Nice have lost 5 from their 8 games played and that includes losing their last 4 in a row.

Lorient are finding playing in Ligue 1 very hard compared to how they performed in Ligue 2 and at the weekend they lost their 11th game of the season going down to Rennes at home by 3-0.

This latest defeat has left Lorient in 19th place and they are now 3 points from safety. Away from home Lorient has the worst record in Ligue 1 managing just 4 points so far from a possible 24. They have won just once and are conceding an average of 2 goals per game on the road.

Nice vs Lorient: Head to Head

  • The clubs have not played here since 2016 when Nice won 2-1.
  • Nice have won the last 3 league meetings in a row.
  • The last time Lorient beat Nice was in the Coupe de France in 2017, otherwise in the league they have not won since 2014.
  • There is a 60% chance to see both teams to score.

Nice vs Lorient: Prediction

Nice need a pick me up after the 4-1 defeat at Lyon and have to realise that they will be safe this season as long as they win points at home.

With all due respect to Lorient from Nice’s perspective they need to be beating newly promoted teams at home at this time where the future is uncertain for Nice who really need a permanent coach to take over.

This could be a close game and a physical one, but we will back Nice to get through this. Lorient’s defence has looked very shaky especially away from home and we expect Nice to be able score a few at home.

Nice vs Lorient Betting Tips:

  • Nice to beat Lorient at 1.80 (4/5)
  • A red card to be shown at 5.00 (4/1).