Nice vs Nimes
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 26th January 2018
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
Venue: Stade Allianz Riviera (Nice).
Patrick Vieira the Nice coach will not be happy at how his team have performed over the past month. Nice have not been poor, but they have taken small steps backwards as they keep dropping points but churning out draws and they have only won 1 game in their past five matches. He will be expecting better at the weekend when Nice taken on newly promoted Nimes.
Nice’s last game ended 1-1 at Reims and this is one of those draws that would have been welcomed given that they were losing 1-0 at the 90th minute before getting a penalty to save them. Nice come into this game in 8th place on 31 points and are just 5 points from 4th place and a European finish. Form is average but at home they have performed solid winning 11 points from their last available 15 and have remained unbeaten for almost 3 months.
Nimes could go above Nice by a point with a win here so this match should be very interesting. The club have really punched above their weight and surprised everyone this season.
Form has been erratic with 3 losses in their last five games for Nimes, but they have also won 2 of their last 3. The club lost their last away game going down heavy at Rennes by 4-0, but before that game they had won 3 away games in a row.
Nice vs Nimes: Head to Head
The teams have only met each other once in recent times which was earlier this season when Nimes were at home. Nice won 1-0.
Nice vs Nimes: Prediction
For us this looks like a certain home win. Nice are a strong side and will be motivated that Nimes could take them over.
Nice have been very good at home this season and while they have struggled a little in the past month it has been mostly on the road.
Thus, the hosts will have to be attacking from the beginning if they want any chance to have the 3 points and will draw on the fact that Rennes could put 4 goals past this Nimes side, who are very lively but a little naive in defence.
Nice vs Nimes: Bet Tips
FT – Nice to beat Nimes at 2.10 (11/10)
Total Team Goals: Nice Over 1.5 goals at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) at 2.50 (6/4).