The Ligue 1 game at Stade Allianz Riviera on Sunday will see home team Nice take to the field against Bordeaux.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Nice v Bordeaux match are shown here (plus the best game odds).
Nice enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Ligue 1 drawn match against FC Metz.
In that match, Nice managed 57% possession and 11 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Nice was Amine Gouiri (18'). FC Metz got 16 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. John Boye (79') was the scorer for FC Metz.
It has not been often in recent times that Nice have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Les Aiglons have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 10 goals in the process. In any event, we will just have to wait and see if such a trend might be sustained in this upcoming game or not.
Analysis of their past results shows that Nice:
- haven't lost in the league to Girondins de Bordeaux in their previous 12 games. A long run without a loss.
- have not emerged victorious against Girondins de Bordeaux in their last 3 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 6 league games. That's never good.
Girondins de Bordeaux
Bordeaux head into the meeting following on from a 2-1 Ligue 1 win as they beat FC Lorient in their previous match.
In that game, Girondins de Bordeaux had 48% possession and 16 attempts on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Girondins de Bordeaux was Rémi Oudin (13', 43'). FC Lorient had 12 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. Terem Moffi (23') was the scorer for FC Lorient.
Throughout their 6 most recent matches, Jean-Louis Gasset's Girondins de Bordeaux have converted 7 times - yielding them a goals scored per game average of 1.17.
Analysis of their past results shows that Girondins de Bordeaux:
- haven't beaten Nice in games played away from home for the previous 5 league matches. Not good at all.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 25/02/2018 shows us that Nice have won 2 of these & Bordeaux 0, with the number of drawn matches standing at 4.
In all, 6 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 4 of them from Les Aiglons and 2 netted by Les Girondins. The average number of goals per game works out to 1.
The previous league clash featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 5 on 27/09/2020 which ended up with the score at Girondins de Bordeaux 0-0 Nice.
That time, Girondins de Bordeaux managed 46% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 5 on target.
On the other side, Nice got 13 shots at goal with 2 on target.
The match was refereed by François Letexier.
Team News: Nice
Racine Coly (Neck Injury) and Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Nice boss Adrian Ursea.
Team News: Bordeaux
Owing to a completely injury-free squad available to choose from, Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset has no fitness concerns to report ahead of this game.
We’ve got the feeling that Bordeaux may not find it easy to break down this Nice outfit who we think will just have the edge.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 winning score for Nice at the conclusion of the game.
It should be a good one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Allianz Riviera (36,178)
Captain: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Rivère
Manager: Adrian Ursea
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 13
⭐ Star Man: Kasper Dolberg
Regularly played in the Striker position, Kasper Dolberg was born in Silkeborg, Denmark. Having made a first senior appearance for Silkeborg IF in the 2014 - 2015 season, the talented Forward has scored a sum of 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in 10 appearances.