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Nice will face off against visiting rivals Reims at Stade Allianz Riviera in the Ligue 1 meeting on Sunday.
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Nice, buoyed by their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 1-2 Ligue 1 success vs Nantes.
In that match, Nice had 51% possession and 17 shots on goal with 8 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nice was Kasper Dolberg (11', 29'). At the other end, FC Nantes got 18 attempts on goal with 6 on target. Abdoulaye Touré (32') scored for Nantes.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Nice have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Les Aiglons have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 5 of their previous 6 games, leaking 6 goals along the way.
Their previous form shows that Nice:
- have not been beaten in the league by Reims in their last 4 games.
- haven't beaten Reims in their previous 2 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, Reims drew 2-2 in the Ligue 1 tie with Rennes.
In that match, Reims managed 42% possession and 9 attempts at goal with 4 on target. For Reims, the goalscorers were Boulaye Dia (60') and Ghislain Konan (81'). On the other side, Stade Rennais FC got 19 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Serhou Guirassy (75', 83') scored for Rennes.
In the course of their 6 previous matches, David Guion's Reims have fired home 7 times, yielding them the goals per game average of 1.17.
Coming into this clash, Reims haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 22/04/2016 tells us that Nice have won 2 of these and Reims 1, with the number of drawn games being 3.
9 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 6 for Les Aiglons and 3 belonging to Les rouges et blancs. That’s an average goals per game figure of 1.5.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 13 on 06/12/2020 when the final score was Reims 0-0 Nice.
That time, Reims managed 35% possession and 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target.
For their opponents, Nice had 12 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: Nice
Youcef Atal (Adductor problems), Hicham Boudaoui (Mensical Laceration), Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Nice manager Adrian Ursea.
Team News: Reims
With a completely injury-free squad to choose from, Reims boss David Guion has no fitness concerns at all coming into this match.
We’re thinking that Reims will have to play well to break down this Nice outfit who we think will likely manage to score & go ahead.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a good battle with a 1-0 victory for Nice at the end of this one.
Let’s see how it plays out.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Allianz Riviera (36,178)
Captain: Dante Bonfim Costa Santos
Chairman: Jean-Pierre Rivère
Manager: Adrian Ursea
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 10
🔑 Key Man: Kasper Dolberg
Typically deployed in the Striker position, Kasper Dolberg was born in Silkeborg, Denmark. Having made his senior debut playing for Silkeborg IF in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has accumulated 5 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 18 appearances.