Strasbourg vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 29th August 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau.
Strasbourg had a disappointing start to their Ligue 1 campaign as they lost 3-1 against newly promoted Lorient. It was an away game and that was always going to be difficult but it’s still an awkward start for the side who now have put a lot of pressure on trying to win their first home game of the season.
Strasbourg are in 19th place which at this time means nothing but if they were to lose this game, soon enough they could get bogged down.
Nice were superb in beating Lens 2-1 on the opening weekend of the season. One player really stood out for the club and that was Amine Gouiri who really has us excited. He was bought from Lyon in July and he scored both of Nice’s goals in the win and they were brilliant and taken well and the striker is only 20 years old so we will be keeping a watchful eye on him in the next few games.
Nice has the chance to go 6 points clear of their opponents and we are still in August, so this is an important game for both sides.
Strasbourg vs Nice: Head to Head
Last season Strasbourg won this fixture 1-0.
Nice have not beaten Strasbourg away from home since 2008.
The last 4 meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals.
Strasbourg vs Nice: Prediction
This will be an interesting game. It is too easy to look at Strasbourg’s game over Lorient and think they can cave in here. Maybe they will have a strong season at home and struggle on the road?
Nice were sluggish against Lens but those 2 goals from Gouiri gave them confidence to get the win. Nice do not travel well to Strasbourg and they have no wins here for 12 years.
However we are tempted to back Nice on the handicap and have them start with a 1 goal lead. Also it is worth backing Gouiri to score another goal, he just looks in very confident mood and is a very good price to score again.
Strasbourg v Nice: Bet Tips:
Handicap: Nice to beat Strasbourg with a +1 goal start at 1.62 (8/13)
Anytime goalscorer: Amine Gouiri (Nice) at 3.00 (2/1).