Nice vs Lyon Prediction & Match Preview

Nice vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 19th December 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Allianz Riveria.

Nice have done it, they have their first win since Patrick Vieira was sacked and it was achieved in midweek when they beat Nimes away from home 2-0.

As a result Nice have ended a poor spell and moved to 11th place a win at the weekend could move them up another 2-3 places depending on other results.

Overall Nice have struggled at home with just 2 wins so far this season and they come into this encounter having lost their last 3 in a row.

Lyon’s four game winning run recently came to an end as they drew 2-2 at home to Brest. Given how poor Brest have been on the road this was seen as a surprise result and certainly 2 points dropped for Lyon who are trying to win the league title this season.

Still Lyon have 30 points and are only 2 behind the league leaders and everything once again could change this weekend at the top. Lyon’s overall form is very good and at home they are yet to be beaten and from seven games they have won four and lost three.

Nice vs Lyon: Head to Head

  • Last season Nice won this match 2-1.
  • From the last 4 meetings Lyon have only beaten Nice once.
  • There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.

Nice vs Lyon: Prediction

Because Nice are being looked after only by a caretaker coach there is actually very little pressure on the club, and so all of it is more on Lyon.

Lille and PSG are meeting each other at the weekend and Lyon would go top of the league with a win here at least for a few hours so there is a lot of motivation for the club to win.

With Lille and PSG meeting points can be dropped and Lyon can really take advantage of this weekend. Lyon have looked really focused this season and we don’t believe they will drop points here and expect them to have a professional win and ease to victory.

Nice vs Lyon Bet Tips:

  • Lyon to beat Nice at 1.57 (4/7)
  • Anytime goalscorer: Memphis Depay of Lyon at 2.25 (5/4).