Nice vs Lyon
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 10th February 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
Nice found their limit last weekend when they were destroyed 4-0 at 2nd place Lille, but overall, they have been solid this season and there is still a lot of work to be done if they want to be a top 4 side.
We must remember that Nice had just come from a 4-game unbeaten streak before that loss. The club have slipped down to 9th place but what is interesting is that they are just 3 points from 4th place but of course there are a lot of teams in front of them battling for that position.
Recent home form is very good for Nice who have gone 5 games without defeat and have picked up 11 points from the last 15. They are certainly a different team at this stadium and that could make life difficult for Lyon.
Lyon are coming from their best game of the season where they beat PSG 2-1 and became the first team to defeat the current French champions this season. What was so impressive with Lyon’s victory is that they were losing the game 1-0 and fought back so well, showing courage and passion which has been sometimes missing from the team this season.
They are in 3rd place and are just 3 points behind Lille so this is another big game for them as they try to finish 2nd which would be good for an automatic Champions League place.
Lyon are in great form having won 3 games in a row and they have the 2nd best away record in the league with 19 points won from a possible 33.
Nice vs Lyon: Head to Head
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture Nice won 1-0.
The last time Lyon visited Nice they came away with a 5-0 win.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Nice vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon have been good away from home and have also looked a shadow of the side that have dominated so well at home. But they come into this game in good spirits after beating PSG.
Nice are good at home but suffered a big loss to Lille, how will that play on the players’ minds?
We think we are in for an interesting match where we see lots of end to end stuff and plenty of goals. Nice can really go for this game, they have little to lose at this point. Perhaps Lyon have more especially if Lille win this weekend.
Nice vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Over 3.5 goals at 2.80 (9/5)
Highest Scoring Half: 1st Half at 2.10 (11/10).