Nice (@2.5) vs Lille (@2.9)
28-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Nice will win

Nice – Lille Match Prediction | 28-09-2019 14:00

OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white. OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost 250 million. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997.

What Patrick Vieiras side have lacked in attacking creativity and nouse they have made up for in defensive solidity.

He played for Belgian sides Charleroi and Standard from 2006 to 2009 and on 27 December, 2008 he signed a contract with Borussia Mgladbach for an undisclosed fee. After impressing with the Fohlen in the 2011/2012 Bundesliga campaign he moved to Bayern Munich at the end of the season and it has to be noted that he scored three goals in 83 league appearances for FCB.

Seeing that he has a dual citizenship, Anwar El Ghazi is eligible to represent both Netherlands and Morocco at senior level, but he made his debut for the Orange in a 2-1 win over Kazakhstan, with the Lille winger starting the match in a 4-3-3 formation alongside Klaas-Jan Huntelaar and Memphis Depay. The pacey winger scored one goal in 12 appearances for les Dogues in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign, but, no doubt, there is a bright future ahead of the former Ajax starlet.

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Nice are winless in their last five away matches and as a result were backing Lille to get the victory in this one. We think it could be a different story this time though as Lilles fantastic home record should be a major factor; they have the third best record in the league with just one loss at the Pierre-Mauroy. Lille are also on a great run of five consecutive wins while Nice have only won twice since November, both at home. Nice havent lost any of their last five matches against Lille with them winning three and draws two. Both teams have scored in each of Lilles last six league games so were expecting Nice to get on the scoresheet, especially with Maolida back in the team, but ultimately Lille should win this match 2-1.

A similar scoreline was also produced in 4 of the previous 5 home matches of Nice. But we can expect a score of over 2.5 goals like in the last h2h in this venue and bet on the same with 2.00 odd. Lille is good at scoring and the hosts have problems in that department. In 3 of the 5 recent away matches of Lille, the score had over 2.5 goals.

Nice and Lille face each other at Allianz Riviera in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Sundays program. Les Aiglons did well to keep a clean sheet in each of their previous three league fixtures, therefore, we predict that they are going to rely on their rock-solid defence in Sundays clash. Les Dogues, on the other hand, are enjoying a season to remember, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to book their place in European competitions. Lille have been producing thrilling displays in the French top flight, but given Nices splendid form, we believe that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Allianz Riviera. Nice are eyeing their fifth consecutive win in all competitions, but the game against the second-placed side will be anything but a walk in the park for the hosts.

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El Ghazi played for the likes of BVV Barendrecht, Feyenoord, Spartaan 20 and Sparta Rotterdam during his youth career as well and, speaking of the first-team football, he moved to Ligue 1 side Lille in January 2017 for a fee of 8 million. Anwar El Ghazi is a product of famous Ajax football academy and it has to be noted that he scored 20 goals in 70 matches for the first team from 2014 to 2017.

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They are joint-second lowest scorers in the league but have managed to net in their last five games which is a stark improvement. He is on six league goals for the season after a screamer against Nmes at the weekend and he will be pleased to see the return of Myziane Maolida to the squad following injury. They are still without a clinical striker as Mario Balotelli has left for Marseille but Allan Saint-Maximin is doing a great job cutting in from the left wing. Nice have improved in attack recently but this has been a struggle for them for most of the campaign. Maolida is definitely the most talented out-and-out striker at Nice but has been missing through injury.

This was significant because their recent home form has not been good and even though they have lost just one game here all season they have only gained 6 points at home from their last 15 available and have been drawing too many games. Lille are in very good form as they have won their last 3 games in a row and at home, they won their last game 2-1 over Amiens.