Lineups

Nice

( 3-5-2 )

  • 40. W. Benítez

  • 4. Dante Yellow Card

  • 23. J. Lotomba

    90'
  • 3. Robson Bambu

    33'
  • 8. P. Lees Melou

  • 6. M. Schneiderlin

  • 13. H. Kamara Yellow Card

  • 19. K. Thuram-Ulien

    68'
  • 10. A. Claude Maurice

    90'
  • 11. A. Gouiri Goal Goal

  • 9. K. Dolberg

    90'

Substitutes

  • 30. Y. Cardinale

  • 15. P. Burner

    90'
  • 24. A. Pelmard

    33'
  • 5. F. Daniliuc

  • 12. E. Sylvestre

    90'
  • 27. A. Trouillet

  • 14. D. Ndoye

    68'
  • 35. E. Guessand

    90'

France - Ligue 1

10' Dante 10' Yellow Card 10'  Dante 41' F. Medina 41' Yellow Card 41'  F. Medina 45' H. Kamara 45' Yellow Card 45'  H. Kamara 51' Y. Cahuzac 51' Yellow Card 51'  Y. Cahuzac 71' I. Boura 71' Yellow Card 71'  I. Boura 11' G. Kakuta 11' Penalty 11'   Kakuta G. Kakuta 23' A. Gouiri 23' Goal 23'   Gouiri A. Gouiri 75' A. Gouiri 75' Goal 75'   Gouiri A. Gouiri
Nice

Nice

2 - 1

Lens

Lens

  • 11'
    0 - 1
  • 23
    1 - 1
  • HT
    1 - 1
  • 75
    2 - 1
  • Date: 23/08/2020
  • Time: 16:00
  • Venue: Allianz Riviera
  • Referee: Jerome Miguelgorry
Nice vs Lens Betting Tips

Date published: 8/20/2020 5:12:03 PM

Nice vs Lens Betting Tips

After a five-year absence from the top tier, Lens are back and they’ll be hoping to make a good first impression when they take on Nice.

Making a good start certainly won’t be an easy task, especially if Nice pick up where they left off last season. An impressive fifth-placed finish plus a place in the Europa League has improved the club’s stock in the eye of the casual Ligue Un follower.

The bookmakers are sticking with the hosts ahead of Sunday’s game having priced Nice at even money and Lens at around the 29/10 mark.

Looking at those odds, one of the main questions asked is whether it’s worth taking the bookies on and backing the visitors.

One of the things certainly going for the underdogs is their head to head record with Nice. Franck Haise’s men have won two of their last four encounters with the Eagles, while enduring one defeat.

However, of the main problems with looking at the head to heads is the fact the most recent game took place five years ago and as a result, it no longer seems relevant.

What’s more, Lens haven’t exactly set the world alight with their away performances last season. While the Sang et Or impressed at home and ended the season with the joint-most home wins, Haise’s men could only post the sixth best away record in Ligue 2.

Nice endured a slow start in their pre-season campaign however, recent results have shown that they’re starting to find momentum. A 3-2 win over Rennes, a 6-0 away win over Dunajska Streda and a 2-1 victory over Standard Liege, stand Nice in good stead for this upcoming clash with Lens.

Our recommendation is to back the home side to win 2-1 at the current price of 7/1. Lens don’t often lose to nil and the excitement of once again playing in the top tier could make this closer than most expect. Nevertheless, Nice should be too hot to handle, especially at the Allianz Riviera.

Best Bet

Nice to win 2-1 – 7/1 betfair*

*prices correct at time of writing and are subject to change

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Match Information

  • Ligue 1
  • Round 1
  • Allianz Riviera
  • Jerome Miguelgorry
  • 23 Aug, 16:00

Betting Tips

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Lineups

Nice
(3-5-2)
Lens
(3-4-1-2)
  • 40. W. Benítez

  • 4. Dante Yellow Card

  • 23. J. Lotomba

    90'
  • 3. Robson Bambu

    33'
  • 8. P. Lees Melou

  • 6. M. Schneiderlin

  • 13. H. Kamara Yellow Card

  • 19. K. Thuram-Ulien

    68'
  • 10. A. Claude Maurice

    90'
  • 11. A. Gouiri Goal Goal

  • 9. K. Dolberg

    90'

Substitutes

  • 30. Y. Cardinale

  • 15. P. Burner

    90'
  • 24. A. Pelmard

    33'
  • 5. F. Daniliuc

  • 12. E. Sylvestre

    90'
  • 27. A. Trouillet

  • 14. D. Ndoye

    68'
  • 35. E. Guessand

    90'
  • 16. J. Leca

  • 13. C. Michelin

  • 14. F. Medina Yellow Card

  • 4. L. Badé

  • 24. J. Gradit

  • 28. C. Doucouré

  • 10. G. Kakuta Penalty

    69'
  • 18. Y. Cahuzac Yellow Card

  • 7. F. Sotoca

    61'
  • 27. I. Ganago

    60'
  • 33. I. Boura Yellow Card

    78'

Substitutes

  • 30. W. Fariñez

  • 15. Steven Fortès

  • 3. I. Sylla

    78'
  • 5. Z. Diallo

  • 6. M. Perez

  • 22. T. Mauricio

    69'
  • 23. S. Banza

    60'
  • 25. C. Jean

    61'
  • 9. G. Robail

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Lens vs Nice

There is a 20.8% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Nice, at 66.8%, are heavy favorites to beat Lens who have a 12.4% chance.
In simulation wins, Lens upsets Nice by averaging 11.8 shots and 3.5 shots on goal.
They average 1.8 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.4 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Nice 2.0 to Lens 0.7.

Nice v Lens

    Lineups

    Lens

    ( 3-4-1-2 )

    • 16. J. Leca

    • 13. C. Michelin

    • 14. F. Medina Yellow Card

    • 4. L. Badé

    • 24. J. Gradit

    • 28. C. Doucouré

    • 10. G. Kakuta Penalty

      69'
    • 18. Y. Cahuzac Yellow Card

    • 7. F. Sotoca

      61'
    • 27. I. Ganago

      60'
    • 33. I. Boura Yellow Card

      78'

    Substitutes

    • 30. W. Fariñez

    • 15. Steven Fortès

    • 3. I. Sylla

      78'
    • 5. Z. Diallo

    • 6. M. Perez

    • 22. T. Mauricio

      69'
    • 23. S. Banza

      60'
    • 25. C. Jean

      61'
    • 9. G. Robail