Nice vs Lorient Prediction & Match Preview

Nice vs Lorient French Ligue 1 Predictions and Match Preview by LeagueLane

Nice vs Lorient
French Ligue 1
Date: 19 March 2023, Sunday
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).

Nice and Lorient share the seventh position in the Ligue 1 standings going into their head to head encounter in the 28th round of the competition on Sunday afternoon at Allianz Riveira.

Both teams have been in good shape lately and we are in for an exciting afternoon of football in south of the country.

Nice are undefeated in eleven consecutive outings across competitions. Caretaker manager Didier Digard has been doing an excellent job since taking over Lucien Favre on the bench.

His team were unfortunate to drop two points in the last weekend’s away game against Nantes, conceding the 88th-minute equalizer at Stade de la Beaujoire – Louis Fonteneau.

Nice were by far the more dangerous team on the pitch, registering as many as 10 attempts on target on the occasion.

It is also worth noting that Nice boats the league’s best defensive record with just 24 goals conceded in 27 games so far in the season.

Speaking of this segment, we must praise Lorient for their defensive prowess. The visitors shipped just two goals in the previous six Ligue 1 affairs despite facing the likes of Lyon in the process.

Lorient easily clinched a 2-0 victory over Troyes seven days ago, controlling the happenings on the pitch from the first to the last minute.

Nice vs Lorient Head-to-head

  • Nice have a great home record against Lorient, beating them 10 times in the previous 16 head to head clashes at Allianz Riviera.
  • Nice will also go into this on the back of two straight wins in this matchup, including this season’s 1-2 victory at Stade Yves Allainmat – Le Moustoir.
  • Both teams were on target in four of the last five H2H meetings.

Nice vs Lorient Prediction

Nice are indeed undefeated in eleven straight matches across competitions but we still struggle to recognize the value in backing their win at the 1.61 odds here. The Under 2.5 goals FT seems a much better option at the odds of 1.90 knowing how tough Lorient have been to break down of late.

We do expect Nice to struggle to break the deadlock on Sunday which makes the draw at the half time a great betting option at the 2.20 odds.

Nice vs Lorient Betting Tips

  • Under 2.5 goals FT @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Draw at the half time @ 2.20 (7/5) odd.