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Date: Thursday 3rd November 2022.
Time: 23:00 GMT
Venue: Rhein Energie Stadion, Cologne-Germany.
Cologne to score first
1-0 to Cologne
Cologne and Nice will battle for a playoff spot in the Europa Conference League. They have both scored 6 goals and leaked 6 and 5 respectively in 4 games. This is likely to be a hard-fought clash as a winner will automatically go through to the playoffs. Read on for details.
Cologne vs Nice Betting predictions and Free Tips by Football Ground Guide
Cologne hosts Nice in the last group-stage clash in Europa Conference League Group D. It is a do-or-die clash because the winner will have a chance in the next round of the competition. Below are our best free picks for the game.
First team to score prediction: Cologne
Cologne or Koln could have won the first leg but they didn’t do any better in the second half of that encounter despite opening the lead in the 19th minute. They had 3 shots on target in the first half and only one in the second. Nice improved massively in the second half to get 5 shots on target, up from two in the first half. We think with a home advantage in this second meeting, Cologne can score first yet again.
Half-time result prediction: Draw
The first leg was a game at par. Ball possession wasn’t far from being equal as Cologne had 52% while Nice had 48 per cent. With both teams having a chance to be in the playoffs, the second encounter will even be tighter. Bet on a draw in the first half.
Correct score prediction: 1-0 to Cologne
The last Cologne vs Nice prediction for a Cologne prediction is Koln to win 1-0. Nice equalized through a spot kick in the first leg. The French side has 6 goals in five games, one of which was the spot kick against Cologne. The hosts have also scored 6 in as many games and they have been lucky to convert 2 out of 3 penalties. With home support, Cologne should win narrowly by a goal to nil.
Cologne vs Nice Europa Conference League Fixture Preview
Cologne needs a win to secure either a second or first spot in Group D of the Europa Conference League. They have 2 wins and 1 draw in five games. Two losses have been huge setbacks but after managing to get a draw of 1-1 away in Nice, the German side can pose a real threat to Nice's chances of advancing to the next round in this last group-stage game at home.
Nice couldn’t bag all the points in the first leg at home. They settled for the spoils after a second-half equalizer in the 62nd minute through a spot kick via Andy Delort. Nice survived by a whisker after going down 1-0 early in the first half. This away game against the German opponents could be the last test on litmus paper for head coach, Lucien Favre who faces a threat of getting sacked after a series of poor results. Lucien took over Nice reigns in July 2022 but has since posted only 7 wins in 20 games. Six draws haven’t salvaged his dwindling popularity at the helm.
Cologne vs Nice Europa Conference Fixture Odds, Form and H2H
For the latest stats, form and the best Cologne vs Nice betting odds ahead of the last-group stage match in the Europa Conference League, see the tables below.
FAQs- Cologne vs Nice
What time will Cologne vs Nice match kick off?
Cologne vs Nice will start at 23:00 GMT on Thursday 3rd November 2022.
Which referee will be in charge of the game?
Cesar Soto Grado will be in charge of Cologne vs Nice Europa Conference league group stage matchup.
Which stadium will host Cologne vs Nice meeting?
Rhein Energie Stadion in Cologne, Germany will host the game.