Nice vs Lorient – After being held to a 2-2 draw by Nantes in Ligue 1, Nice is preparing for this match.
Nice had a 55% possession advantage and eight of its 16 attempts on goal were successful. Terem Moffi (5′) and Youssouf Ndayishimiye (71′) scored the goals for Nice.
On the other hand, Nantes had 10 shots on goal, with 3 of them finding the back of the net. For Nantes, goals were made by Moussa Sissoko (31′) and Mostafa Mohamed (88′).
The Nice backline has proven to be very resilient, as evidenced by their more recent scorelines. Nice has been frugal; in their last six games, they have only allowed three goals to be scored on their end.
FC Lorient had lost to Nice in each of their previous two league encounters prior to this matchup. In their last nine league home games, they have gone undefeated. It’s been remarkable, but they have lost both of their most recent league games at home.
FC Lorient will enter the match off of a 2-0 Ligue 1 victory over ESTAC in their most recent match. FC Lorient had a 52% control advantage and made 16 attempts on goal, scoring on six of them.
The goals were made by Bamba Dieng (8′) and Stéphane Diarra (92′) for FC Lorient. Troyes made 9 efforts at goal for their rivals, and only two of them were successful.
Few goals have been tallied between FC Lorient and their opponents in five of the last six meetings between the two teams.
The overall average of goals tallied per game during that time is a pitiful 1.5, with Les Merlus scoring an average of 1. Putting aside past outcomes, we’ll just have to wait to see if this pattern will continue in the upcoming game.
According to the stats prior to the encounter, FC Lorient has lost to Nice on the road for the previous five league games. Not one of the better road records. In the previous four league games, they have failed to win on the road.
Nice vs Lorient – Betting Analysis
When comparing their most recent head-to-head matches, which date back to February 18, 2017, Nice has won three of them, FC Lorient has won one, and there have been two ties.
In total, 14 goals were scored between them in these contests, with Les Aiglons scoring 8 and Les Merlus scoring 6. That equals 2.33 goals per game on average.
The latest league matchup between these clubs took place on Ligue 1 Match Day 13 on October 30, 2022, with FC Lorient defeating Nice 1-2.
FC Lorient had a 44% control advantage and eight of their 14 shots on goal were on goal in that contest. Dango Ouattara (18′) was the only member of their team to register a goal.
Five of Nice’s 16 attempts on goal were on target. Gatan Laborde (69′) and Youcef Atal (61′) both tallied. Clément Turpin was the umpire.
Didier Digard, the manager of Nice, will be appreciative that his team is totally injury-free going into this game and that he doesn’t have to worry about their fitness at all.
With Kasper Schmeichel, Jordan Lotomba, Dante, Jean-Clair Todibo, Melvin Bard, K. Thuram-Ulien, Alexis Beka Beka, Hichem Boudaoui, Bilal Brahimi, Gatan Laborde, and Ross Barkley, we anticipate Les Aiglons to line up in a 4-3-3 configuration for this match.
Régis Le Bris, the manager of FC Lorient, must make a selection from a group that has some health issues. The names Yvon Mvogo and Julien Laporte won’t be on the squad sheet because of their patella problems and respective knee surgeries.
According to our estimates, Les Merlus might opt to start Vito Mannone, Igor Silva, Bamo Meté, Montassar Talbi, Vincent Le Goff, Laurent Abergel, Jean-Victor Makengo, Romain Faivre, Enzo Le Fée, Théo Le Bris, and Ahmadou Bamba Dieng in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
All things considered, FC Lorient will probably have enough opportunities to score against this Nice team, though perhaps not quite as many as they’ll give up.
What are the top odds for the game?
Looking at the bookies’ prices on the WDW market, victory for Nice is best priced at 1.68, betting on the game finishing all-square is 3.95 and taking a punt on a victory for FC Lorient can get you 5.3. They’re the most competitive bets available at present.