Nice vs Nantes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
It hasn’t been a good week for Nice who lost 3-2 against Dijon and followed that up by losing their Europa League round of 32 match 1st leg against Lokomotiv Moscow by the same score-line. The problem with the latter result is that they were at home and conceding 3 away goals in Europe is usually fatal.
Nice come into this match against Nantes having lost their last 3 league games. The club have fallen to 9th place as a result and seemed to have given up the ghost.
Nantes are 5th and 4 points clear of Nice they are 10 points adrift of 4th and a European place but 5th position will be up for grabs if one of the top 4 sides as expected win the Coupe de France so Nantes will have a lot of motivation in this game. The problem for them is form is poor with just 1 win in their last 4 games and they are experiencing their worst form since the beginning of the season.
Nantes away form is decent gaining 18 points from a possible 39 but the club remains difficult to predict if they will go all out attacking or pack the midfield. For this game they may opt for the latter option.
Nice vs Nantes: Head to Head
- From the last 8 matches played at this stadium Nice has won 2, Nantes have won 1 and there has been 5 draws
- The most common result here is 0-0 which has occurred in 40% of the games this century
- The last time Nice played Nantes here they won 4-1
Nice vs Nantes: Prediction
Both teams come into this match with questionable form. However we will take the risk and side with Nice. Their thoughts are not with Europa League anymore as a comeback in the 2nd leg does not look feasible. It’s back to concentrating on 5th place now.
Nice vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Nice to beat Nantes at 2.20.