Nice vs Lens Soccer Betting Tips
Lucky bag Nice wants to beat the newcomer from Lens
Betting Tips: 1
The new season in Ligue 1 starts and although PSG and Olympique Lyon are not yet part of the game on matchday one due to their participation in the Champions League, there are exciting duels. One of them takes place in Nice. Before the game Nice vs. Lens, the odds show that the host will be the favorite in this game.
Nice can be described as a surprise bag before the season, while Lens can be clearly classified as a climber. For the guests, it’s about getting the points they need to keep the class.
Betting Tips: Both teams to score
Nice – Statistics & current form
Last season, Nice finished fifth. The team had good phases, but also some weaker games. A lack of balance was evident again and again over the course of the season. With 41 goals they were the fourth best offensive row in Ligue 1, but they also conceded 38 goals. That was the worst of the top 8.
This is particularly astonishing because Patrick Vieira is actually a coach on the sidelines who was considered a ruthless and robust midfielder in his own career who took on many defensive tasks. For him it will now be important to ensure a more stable defense for the new season.
On the one hand, the previously mentioned lack of balance in the game of the southern French, on the other hand, of course, the fact that both teams have not played a competitive game for a long time.
Nice problem is also evident in preparation
The lack of consistency and balance showed up again and again in the preparation games. Nice was beaten 4-1 by RB Salzburg, other games were won very confidently. If the good performance is consistently achieved, the preseason can be repeated.
A lot happened on the transfer market. Morgan Schneiderlin, a seasoned midfielder, has been brought back from the Premier League. The loan of Rony Lopes from Sevilla FC is also exciting, as is the transfer of Amine Gouiri, a very talented attacker from Olympique Lyon.
But back to the game against Lens. Nice is in the favorite role and is better cast individually. This is not a guarantee, but before the game Nice vs. Lens is our tip that the host will win the game.
The large squad is fully available to coach Vieira. The first line-up of the season could be very exciting.
Probable formation of Nice:
Benitez – Bambu, Pelmard, Dante – Atal, Cyprien, Schneiderlin, Nsoki – Claude-Maurice, Rony Lopes, Dolberg
Last matches from Nice:
Club friendship games
08/15 2020 Nice 3 – 2 Rennes
08/08 2020 Salzburg 4 – 1 Nice
08/01 2020 DAC 1904 Dunajska Streda 0 – 6 Nice
07/25 2020 Standard Liege 1 – 2 Nice
07/18 2020 Nice 0 – 2 Rangers
Lens – Statistics & current form
For Lens, of course, it’s primarily about staying up in Ligue 1. Before the Nice vs. Lens, the odds show that the guest should naturally first be classified as an outsider.
The northern French with head coach Franck Haise played a good season in Ligue 2. Up front they rarely acted spectacularly, 39 goals in 28 games were not excellent odds. Still, it was enough to earn a deserved promotion in the end.
Lens has spent a lot of money on a newcomer – especially in the current time – with a good 20 million euros. The top transfers are striker Ganago, who came from Nice, and midfielder Fofana, who moved from Udinese Calcio to Lens for a double-digit million sum. Ganago in particular will be very motivated in the first game against his ex-club.
Lens initially wants to generate compactness
The role of outsider has already been mentioned. Before the start of the season, Lens doesn’t really know where you stand. It’s not unusual as a newcomer if you haven’t played a competitive game in months, even more logical.
And so the guests will probably go into this duel very carefully and first of all be concerned about compactness. That could play into Nice’s cards, however, because this team is vulnerable if it is permanently employed. That’s why before the game Nice vs. Lens our prediction that Nice will win the game.
In the promotion season, Lens often played with a back three, and the current squad is very suitable for this system. There are no failures to complain about, new signing Fofana, who was recently signed, should already start in midfield. With his presence and dynamism he can become a decisive player.
Probable line-up of Lens:
Farinez – Fortes, Gradit, Michelin – Traore, Cahuzac, Fofana, Medina – Kakuta – Jean, Ganago
Last matches from Lens:
Club friendship games
08/15 2020 Lens 1 – 0 Dijon
08/05 2020 Lens 1 – 2 Paris FC
08/05 2020 Lens 1 – 3 Royale Union Saint-Gilloise
08/01 2020 KRC Genk 2 – 3 Lens
08/01 2020 KRC Genk 1 – 1 Lens
Nice vs Lens Direct comparison
The duel between Nice and Lens is a traditional one in French football. Due to the absence of Lens in Ligue 1, this game took place for the last time in the 2014/15 season. Back then there were two home wins, Nice won 2-1, Lens 2-0. The balance of the last duels is balanced, the same applies to the overall balance.
With a total of 33 wins, Lens is just ahead of the game. Nice stands in direct comparison with 29 successes, the goal difference with 115: 113 speaks very narrowly for Lens.
Nice vs Lens – Betting odds comparison – Ligue 1
Betting Tips: Nice
Betting Tips: Draw
Betting Tips: Lens
Nice vs Lens Soccer Betting Tips
European Cup ambitions against promotion euphoria. Nice versus Lens is an exciting game to kick off the new season. The hosts are the favorites, but the guests have a good mix in the squad and can cause problems for any opponent on a good day.
Key facts – Nice vs Lens tips
Nice had the fourth best offensive row in the league last season
Promoted Lens with only five defeats this season – no one had less in Ligue 2!
Mixed preparation: Lens won only two of the last five test matches
Overall, the circumstances should ensure that Nice goes into this game with an advantage. Therefore, before the game, Nice vs. Lens our tip that the hosts will leave the field as winners.