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Lille will visit Stade Allianz Riviera on Sunday for the Ligue 1 meeting with home team Nice.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Nice v Lille, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Nice go into this match coming off the back of a 0-0 Ligue 1 tied result vs Reims.
In that match, Nice had 49% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. At the other end, Reims got 13 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target.
Didier Digard's Nice have found the net 8 times over their preceding half-dozen outings. At the other end, the tally of goals that they have conceded in those games stands at 5.
Ahead of this meeting, Nice haven't been defeated in their previous 5 home league matches.
Lille will go into the encounter following on from a 2-0 Coupe De France win against Pau FC in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Lille had 72% possession and 24 attempts on goal with 8 on target. The scorer for Lille was Angel Gomes (79'). Pau FC had 1 shots at goal with 1 on target. Xavier Kouassi (37' Own goal) was the scorer for Pau FC.
A run of accomplished performances from the Lille defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 2 from their past 6 fixtures in total. Over that same time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12.
Pre-game facts show that Lille:
- remain unbeaten by Nice in away games against them for the last 3 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 28/09/2019, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Nice winning 2 of those games, Lille 2 and 2 being drawn in normal time.
In all, 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 9 of them from Les Aiglons and 8 coming from LOSC. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.83.
The last league game featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 5 on 31/08/2022 when it finished Lille 1-2 Nice.
That day, Lille had 63% possession and 18 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The scorer was Jonathan Bamba (20').
Nice had 3 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Andy Delort (22') and Nicolas Pépé (29') scored.
The match was refereed by Jérémy Stinat.
Team News: Nice
There aren’t many selection issues, with just the lone fitness concern for the Nice boss Didier Digard to be concerned with from an otherwise complete group of players. Marcin Bulka (Shoulder Injury) is sidelined.
Team News: Lille
Due to a mostly available group, there’s just the one fitness issue for the Lille boss Paulo Fonseca to be concerned with. Adam Ounas (Dead Leg) won’t be in action.
In our view, Nice will have to play well to breach the defence of this Lille lineup who should manage to score & go ahead.
We’re therefore seeing a good tussle with a 0-1 victory for Lille at the end of this one.
It should be a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Allianz Riviera (36,178)
Captain: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Rivère
Manager: Didier Digard
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 10, Conference League Qualifiers (Play Off Round), Conference League (Round of 16)
⭐ Key Man: Nicolas Pépé
Usually taking up the Right Wing position, Nicolas Pépé was born in Mantes-la-Jolie, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Angers SCO in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored a sum of 6 league goals in this Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.