Nice vs PSG
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday 18th October 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Allianz Riviera.
This match has been brought forward to Friday evening because PSG will play in the Champions League next week and so this is the game that kicks off week 10 in Ligue 1.
PSG have not always had it their own way so far in the league as they have lost 2 games already, but they are still in 1st place with 21 points and come into this game 2 points clear of Nantes.
The big news for the club is that Brazilian star Neymar picked up an injury with Brazil on international duty and he has been ruled out for at least a month. The likes of Kylian Mbappe will have to step up because it has been Neymar’s recent goals that have won 3 matches for the French champions.
PSG are in good form where they have won 4 from their last 5 matches and away from home, they have won their last 3 in a row and have the best joint record of conceding goals on the road with just 2 shipped so far.
Nice are in 8th place and are 8 points behind PSG. They started the season well but have since struggled to gain consistency which in turn has seen them drop down the table. They come into this match with no wins in their last 3 games.
Nice’s last game at home finished 1-1 and from their 4 games here they have lost just once picking up 7 from a possible 12 points. With victory here they have the chance to make it into the top five depending on other results.
Nice vs PSG: Head to Head
PSG have won the last 2 games played at Nice.
The last time the teams played was in Paris at the end of last season where the match finished 1-1.
Nice have just 1 win over PSG in the last 13 meetings.
There is an 80% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Nice vs PSG: Prediction
We need to be cautious here because PSG’s dangerous front three attackers could miss this game. Neymar is definitely out; and Mbappe isn’t due back until next week, it’s the same situation with Edinson Cavani. Though the club do have Mauro Icardi to score goals.
But we think it might be worth backing Nice to win on the handicap, because even if PSG can power through to a win, we don’t think for this game that they will have many goals in them. They have only scored 5 goals from 4 away games and 2 goals from their last two. So, our main bet here is to see the home side win on the handicap.
Nice vs PSG: Betting Tips
Nice +2 European Handicap at 1.62 (8/13)
Under 10.5 corners at 1.66 (4/6).