Nice vs Lyon 11/20/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Predictions
Lyon vs Nice
Friday 20th November 2015 14:30 (ET)
The Line: Nice 23/10 Draw 23/10 Lyon 6/5 See the Latest Odds
TV: Setanta Sports; ESPN
Friday night action from the Allianz Rivera Stadium will see Nice host second placed Lyon. Lyon come into this game having won four in a row in the league, led by french striker Lacazette Lyon have a strong side that with a good mix of youth and experience. Valbuena, Lacazette, Tolisso and Beauvue are the key men for Lyon and they will look to take the game to a Nice side that are putting together a nice season thus far. Lyon though have struggled away from home winning just one of their last four away Ligue 1 games.
Nice have had a strange season thus far but have been impressive at times, putting together a four game winning streak they climbed into the top four only to level out over the last four games. Impressive in an away win at rivals Marselle, Nice have shown that they can play against the bigger boys in the league and will need to play to a high level here against a good Lyon team. Hatem Ben Arfa has had a terrific start to the season and his seven goals in fifteen games are a career best for the former Lyon, Marseille and Newcastle winger. He has played his way back onto the French squad and the inegmatic winger could well prove to be one of the signings of the year for Nice. Along with Mendy, Germain they form a dangerous threat going forward and while Nice are missing a few players on Friday I think they look to be a good bet as home underdogs.
I'm going to take Nice +1 on the handicap. Nice are a solid, compact side and they have some attacking talent as already mentioned. I think they give Lyon a really good game on Friday night and end up taking something from this game. At worst I think we finish with a push here but I do think Nice will deliver a friday winner for us.