Nice predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 28
- Winning Bets: 11
- Average Odds: 2.8
- Overall Stake : 204
- Profit: 158.15
- Yield: -22.48 %
Nice ended the previous season with a solid fifth spot in the standings, earning themselves a Europa League qualification. Although this marks them as one of the leading names in French football for the season, the stiff competition they’ll face in Ligue 1 doesn’t leave them a lot of options for more notable successes. The top online bookmakers price their odds for a Top 3 finish at around 7.00, though.
It’s worth noting that Nice have seen a marked improvement in their results since their current head coach Patrick Vieira took over. Recent statistics are also implying that the focus is shifting towards offence at the cost of defence – last season they conceded a total of 38 goals against 41 goals scored. All in all, their matches tended to be action-packed and are often good options for Over 2.5 Goals and similar markets. This might change due to some of the transfers made, though.
Nice Key Players
The Eagles’ most valued player is Danish centre-forward Kasper Dolberg, who recorded 11 goals over 23 appearances in the previous season. However, a quick look at their roster tells us that Vieira isn’t too focused on just single aspect of play. For instance, their defensive line was shored up with the addition of Everton’s Morgan Schneiderlin. Other notable defensive players include Youcef Atal and Stanley Nsoki.
On the flip side, centre-back Malang Sarr left for Chelsea, along with a number of midfielders. It seems the team is shifting towards a more defensive approach with special attention given to the flanks.
Nice’s main rival in French football is AS Monaco. The two clubs contest what’s universally referred to as the Derby de la Cote d’Azur. The name is derived from the fact both clubs are located on the French Riviera.
As two cities separated by 20 kilometres, Nice and Monaco developed a geographical rivalry which has been fuelled during the early 200s when both clubs enjoyed successful years in the top flight. The rivalry between these two clubs is fiercely supported and would often result in off-field drama and violence.
OGC Nice is one of the founding clubs of the French football’s first division. The club itself was founded in 1904 under the name of Gymnaste Club de Nice. Later on in 1924, the club adopted the new name and changed it into Olympique Gymnaste Club de Nice.
Nice went back and forth between the first two divisions of the French football for most of its existence. The club won the total of four Ligue 1 titles, last of which came during the 1958/59 season. Coincidently, the club boasts the same number of Ligue 2 trophies.
As three-time Coupe de France winners, OGC Nice got back to prominence in 2016 when a Chinese-American consortium purchased 80% of the club. Heavy investments resulted in Nice finishing the 2016/17 season in third place and got in the Champions League. However, the consortium sold the club in 2019 and Nice are once again in a transition period which may bring certain instabilities and affect the results in the new season.