Nice vs Red Star
France – Coupe de France
Date: Saturday 18th January 2020
Kick off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
France’s premier cup competition returns this weekend and Nice will be the massive favourites to beat Red Star.
Nice have the luck of playing this round of 32 game at home and if last year is anything to go for coach Patrick Vieira will make sure he plays a very strong side. Currently Nice are in good form in Ligue 1 where they have gone their last 4 matches unbeaten. Their last game ended in a draw against Angers.
At Allianz Riviera the club have won 60% of their games and they have won their last 3 of them in a row. Nice got to this stage after they beat national non league side Etoile Frejus Saint-Raphael 2-0.
Red Star play in the Championnat National which is the 3rd tier league and behind Ligue 2. They are doing well in the league and are in 2nd place with 35 points from 18 games. But the league is very close and anything could yet well happen. They have won 11 of their 18 games so far this season.
Red Star have already upset one team above them in the league when they knocked out Chambly 2-1 who are in Ligue 2, this though would be quite another level when it comes to shocks.
Nice vs Red Star: Head to Head
The teams have not played each other before.
Nice vs Red Star: Prediction
Nice coach Patrick Vieira should be able to rest some of his well known players but the club still possess enough quality to win this game. The added fact they are at home will play a big role in this match. Nice are around 1.30 to win and Red Star can be backed at 9.00.
We think Nice will win but Red Star have very little to lose here and one has to think of Nice’s last cup game here which only ended in a 2-0 win against a side who were not even full time professionals. That is why the value could lie in backing Red Star to win on the handicap and we will go with this.
For smaller stakes we will back for there to be few goals, as Nice may end up grinding this result out.
Nice vs Red Star: Bet Tips:
Handicap: Red Star to beat Nice with a +2 goal start at 1.62 (8/13)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.91 (10/11)