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Bitesize Prediction: Nice vs Angers – 20/02/22

Tom Dunstan in Betting Tips and News, Ligue 1 19 Feb 2022

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Competition: Ligue 1

Market: Nice win

Odds: 7/10 @ 888sport

Hoping to extend on their Champions League charge this weekend, Nice will welcome Angers to the Allianz Riviera on Sunday lunchtime.

Starting with the hosts, coming off the back of a sluggish 2-0 defeat away at Lyon last weekend, there is no doubt that Nice will be hoping for an immediate response here. Still gaining a host of plaudits from across France this season, Head Coach Allianz Riviera finds his side sat third in the table and in pole position to book a Champions League return. Laying down another marker earlier in the month as they stormed their way to a 4-1 romp against Marseille on home soil, Les Aiglons have won eight of their last 10 matchups across all formats. Smelling a golden chance on Sunday lunchtime when they return to the Allianz Riviera, Nice have also largely impressed in front of their own supporters this season. It should be noted, this weekend’s hosts have collected nine points from their last four Ligue 1 showdowns on home soil.

As for the visitors, putting on a toothless display last weekend and hit with a deserved 1-0 loss against Strasbourg on home soil, Angers find themselves in the midst of a recent rut. Dropping out of the top-half of the Ligue 1 standings, Gérald Baticle’s men have lost each of their last three matchups on the spin. With their recent issues highlighted by a 5-2 drumming away at Marseille on February 4th, Les Scoïstes have gained a reputation for their extended problems on the road. Including that hammering at the Orange Vélodrome earlier in the month, Angers have recorded just a single away victory since the opening weekend. Knowing that they face a stern test here, it should be noted that they hold a downbeat record against Sunday’s opponents. Collecting just a single point from their last five meetings against the Champions League contenders, we’re backing a similar home win for Nice here.

Bet: Nice 7/10 to beat Angers in Sunday’s Ligue 1 showdown @ 888sport

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Dunstan


Formerly of The Independent, Tom is a freelance football and boxing journalist from Essex, England. Currently working for three online publications, Tom is a graduate of the University of Falmouth and has spent the last two years writing across Australia, New Zealand and Asia. He can be followed at @IamTomDunstan

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