OGC Nice 2-1-2, FC Nantes 1-2-2
10/3/20 3 pm
Over 2.5 (+120), Under 2.5 (-150) Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
OGC Nice is hosting FC Nates at Allianz Rivera in round 6 in the French Ligue 1.
Nice has started the season well, but they have been in bad form as of late, and they haven’t won any of their last 3 games. During this negative stretch, Nice has conceded 6 goals while scoring only 1 goal. With 6 points, 5 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals, Nice is now in 10th place in the Ligue 1 standings. In their most recent Ligue 1 game against Bordeaux on the road, Nice was solid with 54% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. We haven’t seen a lot of good chances on either side in this match, and the final score was 0-0. Boudaoui, Danila, N’Soki, and Atal are all injured for Nice as of right now. Dolberg and Gouiri have each scored 2 goals for Nice so far this season, while Dante added 1 goal. Kamara, Lees-Melou, and Gouiri each added 1 assist for Nice. Nice is a solid team that can be easily in the top 5 in Ligue 1, but for that to happen, Nice first has to get their defense going, and after that their offense that has stopped producing chances and goals. Nice will also be playing in the Europa League this season.
Nantes has been struggling since the beginning of the season, and they have only 1 win in their 5 Ligue 1 games. Nantes is in 15th place in the standings with 5 points, 5 scored goals, and 7 conceded goals so far this season. Louza, Emond, Simon, Blas, and Andrei have each scored 1 goal for Nantes this season. Appiah has added 2 assists, while Coco added 1 assist. Jan and Mendy are both injured, while Limbombe and Coulibaly are still questionable. Nantes was playing against Lille on the road in their last Ligue 1 game, and they have had 46% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 0 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. Nantes has scored an own goal in the 43rd minute, and it seems they lost focus completely because of that. In the second half, Nantes has conceded another goal, and Nantes has lost this match 2-0. Nantes has had a solid last season, and the defense was their strongest part of the team, but that defense is nonexistent so far this season, and I see Nantes closer to the bottom of the Ligue 1 table than the Europa League.
Neither Nice nor Nantes are playing in good form, but Nice is the better team here, with better players, a better soccer style, and more depth. I see Nice getting back on the winning track here because they are playing at home, and Nantes' defense is a disaster. We are getting Nice at a fantastic price, and I’m taking it.