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Date: 11th August 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera
TV: TNT Sports 1
Nice to Win
Over 2.5 Goals
2-1 to Nice
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Nice vs Lille: Top Free Betting Tips
On the back of a winless sequence in club friendlies, Nice are set to play their first game of Ligue 1 against Lille on Friday, 11 August. The Northmen have also lacked winning momentum in the preseason, recording a defeat and a draw previously against Empoli and Fiorentina.
Match Result Prediction: Nice to Win
Nice is undefeated in the last three league games at Allianz Riviera while winning two of them. Lille had a better campaign last season than Nice at fifth place, four positions ahead of the Gym. But the Northmen have not been prolific away from Stade Pierre Mauroy. Lille have gone without a victory in the previous five road fixtures in Ligue 1 while losing two games. Adding more, Nice has also won three of the last four H2Hs against the upcoming rivals. Therefore, we predict the Eaglets to come in front and take three points in the first round of Ligue 1.
Total Goals Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Three of the previous four H2H meetings between these two sides have finished with Over 2.5 Goals. Nice have found the back of the net eight times in the last five fixtures in Ligue 1. On the other hand, Lille scored five goals in the previous three league outings. Defensively, both teams have allowed goals at the back in four of the recent five matches in the French first division. Based on these numbers, we predict the teams to share a total of at least three goals in this game.
Correct Score Prediction: 2-1 to Nice
Nice has succeeded in scoring more than one goal in three of the previous five games in Ligue 1. However, Lille have been unable to feature that record in any of the last five road fixtures in the league. Furthermore, the Eaglets have leaked just one goal in two of the previous three league matches at Allianz Riviera. Given these numbers, we believe to see a 2-1 lead for Nice before the referee blows the full-time whistle in this encounter.
Nice vs Lille: Form, Recent Games, and News
The Eaglets faced Italian Serie A side Fiorentina in the previous friendly game and suffered a 2-1 defeat. In preparation for Ligue 1 campaign, Nice tasted three defeats in five pre-season matches, winning only one against Montpellier. The team’s training regimen is slightly hindered by an injury-related absence of Youssouf Ndayishimiye.
The Northmen travelled to Brentford for the most recent friendly game and were limited to a goalless draw. Lille claimed three consecutive victories at the start of pre-season matches before losing the only friendly match against Empoli. Centre-back Tiago Djalo is the only fitness concern for Lille ahead of the start of the Ligue 1 campaign.
FAQs regarding Nice vs Lille
Who is the referee for this match? Benoit Bastien.
What was Lille's last result? 0-0 Draw with Brentford.
Who won the last Head to Head fixture? 1-0 to Nice.