Nice vs Toulouse
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 15th March 2019
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Allianz Riveria (Nice).
It’s all been stop/start for Patrick Vieira’s Nice side lately. They had stopped their losing run with a hard-fought win at home to Strasbourg which ended 1-0 but that has been followed up with a defeat against Marseille last weekend.
And the biggest disappointment was how inevitable it all was. A 1-0 loss away to Marseille and it was Mario Balotelli who scored the winning goal- a player who Nice let go in January.
Still Nice are within 3 points of a possible Europa League place but are 10 points behind 3rd and a Champions League one and that dream looks distant now. Nice have won just 46% of their points from the last 10 games and it is this bad run of form which has hampered their season.
Toulouse are down in 15th and 9 points behind Nice and they are in limbo to be fair as they can’t go down but won’t have enough to make it for European football.
There isn’t a huge amount of motivation within the squad if they come up against a team that really want to play. They did win their last game which was their first victory in their last 5 matches, but it was against the bottom club Guingamp and they were at home.
Away Toulouse have lost 50% of their games and come into this match having lost 3 matches in a row on the road.
Nice vs Toulouse: Head to Head
The teams met earlier this year in the Coupe de France it was one way traffic as Toulouse beat Nice 4-1.
Last season Toulouse won this fixture 1-0.
There is a 60% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Nice vs Toulouse: Prediction
Nice have struggled to beat Toulouse in recent games but we think this match on Friday will be all about motivation. Nice have stacks of it despite recent poor form and could easily break into the top six with a couple of good results.
Toulouse though don’t have any thing to play for except for passion. That could make them dangerous perhaps at home but away to a side like Nice we can only see one winner and we will be taking on the home side in this game.
Nice vs Toulouse: Betting Tips
Nice to beat Toulouse at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Allan Saint-Maximin (Nice) at 2.70 (17/10).