Last season’s relegation survivors Lorient visit Nice to Allianz Riviera this coming Sunday for a round 28 match in the Ligue 1.
Nice took down Lorient in their most recent meeting, and bookmakers deem another win for the home side a likely scenario on Sunday.
Nice scored two goals on average in their past ten matches, hitting the target 20 times. They conceded five goals, an average of 0.5 and pulled off six clean sheets.
Lorient are currently decent goalscorers, as they managed a bearable 12 goals in the past ten outings for an average of 1.2 goals a game. Their opponents scored a total of 12 goals, and while Lorient claimed four clean sheets, they conceded an average of 1.2 goals per match.
Nice beat Lorient in their last two meetings, as they followed up a 2-1 win with a 2-1 victory.
Nice vs Lorient Prediction
Nice are unbeaten in their last three matches, first beating FC Sheriff 0-1, and then drawing 2-2 with Nantes. They were back as winners when they defeated FC Sheriff 3-1. Nice claimed three wins in their last six matches at home in the Ligue 1, while also drawing three but lost none. They scored 11 and conceded two goals.
Lorient gained four points in their past three matches. First, they went down 0-1 against Auxerre, before picking up a 0-0 draw against Lyon. Their latest match brought a 2-0 win in their encounter with Troyes. Lorient managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Ligue 1. On top of winning once they also drew two as well as losing three, while scoring ten time and letting in six.
We fully expect Nice to claim a win against Lorient, but we believe the visitors have enough resistance in them to minimize the expected defeat.
Nice have taken 22 points from their last 14 games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. They won six of these matches with a scoreline of 15 goals to 12. Lorient took four wins from their last 12 games against teams from the top half of the Ligue 1 table. They collected 15 points, scored 17 goals and conceded 21. Nice enjoy a record of 11 wins, ten draws and six defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Lorient have a record of 12 wins, seven draws and eight defeats in the Ligue 1.
Nice vs Lorient Stats
- In 19 of the last 21 Nice home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Nice have not lost the last 11 matches in a row
- Nice have not lost 9 of the last 10 home matches
- In 8 of the last 10 Nice matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Nice have scored in 8 of the last 9 matches
- Lorient have scored in 14 of the last 16 away matches
- In the last 5 Lorient matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
- Lorient have conceded in 10 of the last 12 away matches
- In the last 3 Lorient matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
- In 5 of the last 7 Lorient away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
Nice vs Lorient Squads
Didier Digard will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Lorient from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season):
Kasper Schmeichel (0/25), Marcin Bulka (0/2), Teddy Boulhendi (0/0), Antoine Mendy (0/6), Ayoub Amraoui (0/3), Dante (1/26), Jean-Clair Todibo (0/25), Joe Bryan (0/5), Jordan Lotomba (0/26), Mattia Viti (1/8), Aaron Ramsey (1/21), Alexis Beka (0/9), Hichem Boudaoui (0/17), Justin Smith (0/0), Khephren Thuram-Ulien (2/27), Pablo Rosario (0/21), Reda Belahyane (0/0), Ross Barkley (3/19), Youcef Atal (1/13), Youssouf Ndayishimiye (1/7), Badredine Bouanani (0/8), Billal Brahimi (3/18), Gaetan Laborde (9/26), Melvin Bard (0/22), Nicolas Pepe (6/16), Sofiane Diop (2/19), Terem Moffi (15/24).
Listed below is the full squad of Lorient players that the manager Regis Le Bris will choose from for the upcoming game:
Julian Pollersbeck (0/0), Teddy Bartouche (0/0), Vito Mannone (0/14), Yvon Mvogo (0/14), Darline Yongwa (0/5), Gedeon Kalulu (0/22), Igor Carioca (0/4), Julien Laporte (0/18), Maxime Wackers (0/0), Montassar Talbi (1/27), Vincent Le Goff (0/26), Adil Aouchiche (0/7), Ayman Kari (0/0), Bamo Meite (0/8), Bonke Innocent (0/19), Enzo Le Fee (4/27), Jean-Victor Makengo (0/7), Julien Ponceau (1/24), Laurent Abergel (0/19), Paul Bellon (0/0), Theo Le Bris (2/20), Ahmadou Bamba Dieng (3/17), Ibrahima Kone (3/26), Romain Faivre (1/16), Sirine Doucoure (0/8), Stephane Diarra (2/24), Yoann Cathline (1/14).
Nice vs Lorient Team News
Nice might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Lorient.
Aaron Ramsey, Youcef Atal and Marcin Bulka are missing from the squad, Nice will field against Lorienton Sunday.
Lorient have four on the list of injured and absent players before their next match against Nice this coming Sunday.
Lorient need to do without Julien Laporte, Theo Le Bris, Yvon Mvogo and Julian Pollersbeck, who are not fit enough to travel to Allianz Riviera.
Nice vs Lorient Lineups
Nice vs Lorient H2H
The last time the pair played each other, Nice came out the other side as 1-2 winners and surely won't mind a repeat of that result. Nice seem to have a great read on Lorient, winning six times of the previous ten matches in the Ligue 1. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 8/13.
Nice vs Lorient Results
As both teams found their way to the goal seven times in their previous ten matches, betting on BTTS naturally would have been profitable. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 19/20 with the bookies.
Nice vs Lorient Betting Tips
It has been a superb season for Terem Moffi so far as he managed to score impressive 15 goals across all tournaments during the current campaign. He appears to be in great form currently, as he hit the target three times in his last six games, and Nice rely on his abilities against Lorient. Siding with him to find the back of the net on Sunday seems like a decent punt.
Nice won six of the previous 10 home matches across all tournaments, while drawing three and losing one as well. Lorient won three from a possible 10 away from home, as they also drew four and lost three in this run. Goals could at a premium at Allianz Riviera, as only three of the 10 most recent Ligue 1 matches here for Nice saw over 2.5 goals. In six of the previous 10 league games away for Lorient the match had over 2.5 goals.
Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in the ten encounters most recent outings between Nice and Lorient. More than two goals came out six times, as Nice scored 1.5 goals on average, with Lorient pulling off 0.9 goals on average. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet in five of Nice’s past ten matches across all tournaments. They scored 1.8 goals on average along the way. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Lorient's previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.7 goals in these matches.