Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 game between Nice and Lyon who meet up this coming Sunday. The match preview includes the current team stats, and a recommended betting tip.
In an upcoming Ligue 1 showdown, Lyon are set to visit the Allianz Riviera to face the home side, OGC Nice, this Sunday.
The start of the new Ligue 1 season has seen both teams facing a series of draws and losses. Nice drew both their first and second matches, while Lyon faced defeat in both of their games. With both sides eager to secure their first victory, this match promises to be a pivotal encounter.
Form: Nice vs Lyon
Nice appears to be in good form ahead of their upcoming match, aiming to maintain their unbeaten streak. They began the season with an impressive 3-1 victory over Lyon and followed it with a hard-fought 1-1 draw against Lille. In their most recent outing, they battled to another 1-1 draw against Lorient. Looking at their recent Ligue 1 home matches, Nice secured two wins out of their last six, with two draws and two losses. During this period, they scored seven goals and conceded seven.
Lyon faced a tough spell in their last three matches, failing to secure a win. They suffered defeats of 3-1 against Nice, 2-1 against Strasbourg, and 1-4 against Montpellier. In their recent six Ligue 1 away matches, Lyon won half of them, lost three, and drew none. They scored eight goals but conceded nine, reflecting their attacking prowess but defensive vulnerabilities on the road.
Betting facts for Nice and Lyon
Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Nice and Lyon played across all tournaments.
- In 9 of the last 11 home matches Nice played, both teams scored
- In 12 of the last 14 Nice home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- In 6 of the last 8 matches Nice played, both teams scored
- Nice have conceded in 10 of the last 11 home matches
- In the last 5 Nice matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Lyon have lost the last 6 matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Lyon have conceded in the last 11 away matches in a row
- Lyon have lost 7 of the last 8 away matches while scoring less than 1.5 goals
- Lyon have lost 4 of the last 5 away matches without scoring a goal
- Lyon have conceded in 18 of the last 20 matches
Players under-the-radar: Nice vs Lyon
Gaetan Laborde seems like a promising choice in the goal-scoring market, having tallied four goals in six Ligue 1 matches. The visitors, on the other hand, are hoping Alexandre Lacazette can add to his four Ligue 1 goals in the upcoming Sunday fixture.
Popular markets: Nice vs Lyon
Nice have been in good form, remaining undefeated in their last five Ligue 1 matches. Looking at their recent 10 Ligue 1 matches at Allianz Riviera, Nice secured four wins, had four draws, and suffered three losses. On the other hand, Lyon managed five wins, one draw, and endured four defeats in their last 10 Ligue 1 away games.
Both teams to score
Nice consistently found the net in their last five home meetings with Lyon. They also managed to open the scoring in five out of their last ten matches. In contrast, Lyon have struggled to take the lead, scoring the first goal in just one of their last ten games. Furthermore, both teams have shown a tendency for conceding and scoring, with both teams finding the net in the last four games for Nice and the last five away games for Lyon.
Nice saw over 2.5 goals in four of their last ten matches, as they scored an average of 1.2 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten games for Lyon, who scored 1.1 times on average in those matches. Lyon are on a fine streak of scoring at least one goal in their last 14 Ligue 1 matches.
Betting suggestion: Nice vs Lyon
Here we present a free betting tip for this Ligue 1 match. The prediction is formed as a conclusion based on the abovementioned stats and facts for Nice and Lyon.