Thursday, April 25, 2024

Bitesize Prediction: Lyon vs Nice – 16/02/24

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 14 Feb 2024


Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Over 1.5 goals

Odds: 2/5 @ BetUS

Looking to extend on their charge away from the drop zone, Lyon will welcome Nice to the Groupama Stadium on Friday night.

Starting with the hosts, while Lyon might have opened the 2023/24 campaign in the midst of a public Ligue 1 crisis, Les Gones have turned a crucial corner of late. Skyrocketing their way out of the drop zone and enjoying their brightest run of the campaign, Pierre Sage’s men have won eight of their previous 10 domestic appearances across all competitions. With their recent purple patch stemming all the way back to a 3-0 drumming against Marseille back on December 6th, the Whites will be desperate to make another statement here. Last seen putting in an eye-catching performance as they secured a 2-1 victory away at Montpellier, Lyon have certainly found a recent clinical edge in the final third. Extending on their Coupe de France adventure earlier in the month as they landed a 2-1 win against Lille, Friday’s hosts have bagged at least a pair of goals in four of their previous five showdowns.

As for the visitors, eventually falling to an action-packed 3-2 defeat at home against Monaco last week, Nice will certainly be seeking an immediate response here. However, still sat in the driving seat to punch a famous Champions League ticket in 2024, Francesco Farioli’s side should still find the mood in their camp at a real high. Extending on their own Coupe de France adventure on February 7th as they landed a lively 4-1 romp away at Montpellier, the Eaglets should also be excited by a stellar record against Friday’s hosts. In fact, Nice have lost just one of their previous six showdowns against Lyon – a run that stems back to a 4-1 loss in December 2020. With their sights set on clinching a silver medal finish this season, the former Alanyaspor boss has seen his squad gain plenty of plaudits. However, it should be noted, with Nice seeing their previous five away fixtures produce 16 goals, we are expecting an enjoyable affair this weekend.

Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Lyon vs Nice 2/5 for Friday’s Ligue 1 matchup @ BetUS


Tom Dunstan

Formerly of The Independent, Tom has spent the past six years as one of our senior writers and betting experts. Alongside working with numerous publications from across the globe, Tom also graduated from the University of Falmouth in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Digital Media.
Spending almost the past decade working in countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada, he has also spent time featuring in sports radio. Tom can be followed on Instagram - @iamtomdunstan



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