On Friday night, Nice host PSG at the Allianz Riviera, as the visitors look to strengthen their lead at the top of Ligue One.
Nice (Odds of 2/5 for victory)
The home side has enjoyed a mixed start to their campaign in the French top-flight and currently sit eighth place in the table. After a bright start to their league campaign, things have taken a turn for the worse in recent matches, as they have won just once in five league outings.
The fact that they have lost three of their last five Ligue One outings has not helped their chances of moving up the table either. Last time out in the French top-flight, Nice suffered a 1-0 defeat at Nantes. The home side has struggled to keep clean sheets, as they have yet to keep a clean sheet in their nine Ligue One matches so far this season.
Nice have a mixed recent record on home soil in Ligue One. However, they have been difficult to beat at the Allianz Riviera, losing just one of their last seven home outings. Although the home side has not always been prolific of late in the French top-flight, they have failed to score in just one of their last 15 home league matches.
Like most teams in Ligue One, Nice do not have a great recent record against PSG in the French top-flight, winning just one of the last six meetings with the Parisians.
PSG (Odds of 2/5 for victory)
The reigning French champions have not made a perfect start to their Ligue One campaign this season. However, they have still won seven of their last nine league games, including six of their last seven matches.
A 4-0 home win over Angers last time out means that Thomas Tuchel’s team has kept in six of their last seven Ligue One matches. The win also maintained the Parisians lead over second-place Nantes, which is just two points.
PSG have won their last three away games in the French top-flight, without conceding a goal. However, they have lost five of their last nine matches on their travels in Ligue One. Their recent away games in the French top-flight have been relatively high-scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in six of their last nine matches on their travels.
The visitors have a potentially massive injury list, as the likes of Keylor Navas, Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe, Thilo Kehler and Neymar all set to miss out due to injury.
PSG are favourites to record a victory, as they now look like they are close to their best. However, the lengthy injury list will not help their cause at the Allianz Riviera. Nice are in poor form and it could be the wrong time to face the visitors.
We are backing a narrow home win, in what could be a tight game. It could also be a high-scoring encounter, with the home side struggling for clean sheets.
Verdict: Back the home win and/or over 2.5 goals (All odds taken from Bet365).
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