Nimes vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 16th December 2020
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres (Nimes).
Nimes are in 18th and in poor form but time is on their side for now and the club’s hopes for survival will probably rest on their home form.
However Nimes come into this match having lost their last 3 games in a row and last weekend they were defeated by Lorient in a game they lost 3-0.
At home Nimes has the worst record in Ligue 1 where they have managed to earn just 4 points from a possible 21 and they have lost their last four games in a row earning just 1 point from their last five home matches.
Nimes have 11 points though and so a win here would take them out of the bottom three. They haven’t scored a goal in their last three matches and in those have conceded 8 goals, so it is a worry.
Nice have not won a game since sacking Patrick Vieira and last weekend they recorded their fifth loss of the season with defeat at the hands of Rennes.
New coach Adrian Ursea who was Vieira’s assistant has an uphill task and really Nice need to be looking for a proper replacement for the Frenchman.
The good news for Nice is that they have gone their last 4 away games unbeaten with their last trip ending in a 0-0 draw against Reims which ended up being Vieira’s last match in charge.
Nimes vs Nice: Head to Head
- The last time the clubs played here Nice won 2-1.
- The clubs have only played each other 4 times recently and Nice have won 3 of those games.
- Nimes beat Nice 3-1 away from home in their last meeting which took place at the beginning of the year.
Nimes vs Nice: Prediction
Both teams come into this match with poor form and that is why one of our choices will be to back the under goal market, under 3 goals has a 50% chance rate in this fixture.
Nice have been solid away from home despite their troubles and probably for smaller stakes we should take the risk and back a Nice victory, but be cautious because at the same time this could be a very close result.
Victory for Nice could move them up 1 or 2 places depending on other results as Ursea looks for the first victory for the away side.
Nimes vs Nice Bet Tips:
Nice to beat Nimes at 2.25 (5/4)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5).