Lyon vs Nice Predictions and Betting Tips – Lyon to Pile More Misery on Nice
It’s been a poor start to life in Ligue 1 for Patrick Vieira. Can the return of Mario Balotelli inspire a rare away win? . See our Lyon vs Nice predictions for the match below.
Lyon vs Nice Predictions
Lyon vs Nice Betting Tips
Nice have made a stuttering start to the season and are without a win in their first three matches. This is their toughest assignment yet as they travel to face a Lyon side who are formidable on their own patch. Patrick Vieira is in trouble and his ailing side but in a horrific performance against Dijon last weekend. The game was level until 67 minutes but 23 minutes of suicidal defending ended in a 4-0 defeat with a dispirited crowd at the Allianz Riviera witnessing a horror show from their side. Some of the players looked like they’d given up in the final couple of minutes and that can’t be good for morale. Lyon have had a mixed start but they’ve won their opening two home matches and have continued where they left off from last season. They’ve won their last eight matches here and have kept clean sheets in seven of them. Nice have Mario Balotelli back and could get on the scoresheet but their back-line is likely to come under intense pressure. Lyon are extremely short in the market but a Lyon win and Over 2.5 Goals can be backed at 19/20 with Ladbrokes and that’s the first of our Lyon vs Nice predictions.
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Win Both Halves Prediction
Lyon played really well last week and looked impressive in attack. They will be relishing this game against a porous defence. In the MLS, Vieira’s New York City FC always defended well and were built from the back but he hasn’t been able to follow the same structure on the Cote D’azur. Lyon have been winning at both half time and full time in seven of their last eight home matches and I would be surprised if they aren’t in front by the break here. Nice held firm against Dijon for the first 68 minutes but Lyon have more attacking options and are likely to make a fast start. Lyon to Win Both Halves is a hugely tempting 15/8 with 888Sport and is the second of our Lyon vs Nice predictions.
Anytime Goalscorer Tip
Martin Terrier spent last season on loan at Strasbourg and he netted against them last Friday. The Lyon number seven was very impressive last week and is still 21-years old. Lyon paid €11m for his services and they obviously rate him highly. He looked very sharp against Strasbourg and linked up well with Bertrand Traore. He should enjoy playing against this Nice defence and can be backed at 2/1 with Bet365 to score anytime in this fixture. He is the second of our Lyon vs Nice predictions.
Lyon vs Nice Betting Preview
William Hill make Lyon 4/11 favourites for this game and they are likely to be included amongst many people’s football accumulator tips for Friday evening. Nice can backed at 7/1 to pick up a surprise win and end Lyon’s unbeaten home run. It’s 4/1 for the game to end all-square.
Goals are expected in this tie and it’s 4/7 for Over 2.5 Goals whilst it’s 13/10 for Under 2.5 Goals. Lyon could easily score three goals themselves and it looks a decent bet in this game.
Mario Balotelli is back in the side for Nice and could be included from the start. He is 9/4 to score anytime in this game. Nice have scored just a single goal this season and they could really benefit from his eye for goal. The Italian returns from suspension but the visitors will still be without Danilo and Youcef Attal.
Lyon can’t call upon Amine Gouiri but Nabil Fekir should be fit enough to slot straight back into the side. The captain is 23/20 with William Hill to make a goalscoring return.
Lyon vs Nice Betting Tips
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