Nice vs Lens Prediction and Betting Preview 23 Aug 2020

The Match Is Over. Score: 2-1
Nice vs Lens PredictionIn their first game since making a return to Ligue 1, newcomers RC Lens, will travel to Stade Allianz Riveira to take on Nice, in what promises to be a strong test of character. 
Match status: 2020/21 Ligue 1 - Matchweek 1
Kick-off:
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice)
Nice ended the last Ligue 1 campaign placed sixth on the standings, which, ordinarily, would have meant that there would be no return to European football for Patrick Vieira’s side. However, PSG’s victory over AS Saint Etienne in the Coupe de France ensured Les Aiglons would be participating in this year’s edition of the UEFA Europa league. 

Nice certainly have the quality to compete for the Champions League spots, and it is hard to see past them having a go at it this season. And having had enough time in preseason to regain match fitness, Patrick Vieira’s side is raring to go. 

Following a series of near misses, and unfortunate results, RC Lens are making a return to the French Ligue 1 for the first time in five years. The Blood and Gold secured promotion to the top-flight by virtue of their second position on the standings before proceedings were halted in Ligue 2. 

Manager, Franck Hassie must now go about organizing his side to deal with the challenges of playing at a higher level, and surviving to play next season in the top flight. 

Nice vs Lens Team News

Nice were unlucky to end the league just when they were starting to pick up some form, but will certainly be grateful that they get to play in the Europa League this season, regardless of the position they ended the season. 

Les Aiglons finished the 2019/2020 Ligue 1 season placed sixth on the standings, having collected 41 points from 28 league matches. 

The Eagles are a decent attacking unit, with their 41 goals the fifth best record in Ligue 1 last season. It is in defence though, that Vieira’s side are lacking, and one can’t help but wonder what they might have achieved last season if they’d been tighter at the back – Nice let in 38 goals in 28 Ligue 1 matches. 

Nice has proven to be a tough nut to crack while playing at home, and Lens have to be at their very best if they are to get anything out of this fixture. Of the fifteen games played at Stade Allianz Riviera last season, Vieira’s side recorded eight victories, and lost on just three occasions. They did this in some style too, scoring 28 goals in the process, an average of nearly two goals per game. 

RC Lens didn’t enjoy the best of preseasons, but has been proven time, and over again, those results tend not to matter when the season fully kicks into gear. 

Franck Haise’s side lost three of their seven warm-up fixtures, but they also managed to record an impressive victory over respected Belgian side, Genk, and it’ll be interesting to see how they kick on now that the season’s fully started. 

Injured or Suspended Players

Nice: No injuries or suspensions.

Lens: No injuries or suspensions.

Pre-Match Odds

Nice: 2.06
Draw: 3.46
Lens: 4.14

All odds are with 1xBet and are subject to change.


Who will win the match?

Nice vs Lens Predictions

Nice have to be considered hot favorites to walk away with all three points in this particular fixture against newcomers, Lens. The Eagles are formidable while playing at home, and also have the advantage of having played in the top division longer than the visiting side. However, as we’ve often seen, matches like this tend to be unpredictable, hence we’re set for an exciting game of football.
Our Betting Tip:
Nice Win @ 2.05
Correct Score:
Nice 3-0 Lens @ 15.00

Predicted Score-Related Betting Tips

Both Teams To Score:
BTTS - No @ 1.84
Match Winner:
Nice Win @ 2.05
Over/Under:
Over 2.5 @ 2.19
Team Goals:
Home Over 1.5 @ 2.14
Handicap:
Home -1.5 AH @ 3.84
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