Lille vs Nice Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 19/05/2024

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Lille vs Nice prediction
Nice will be out to spoil Lille's chances of securing Champions League football by denying them all three points – Photo by Icon Sport

Had Nice managed to beat PSG earlier in the week, then this clash could well have been one to see who would potentially finish in the top three. However, Nice know they can't move up or down, so it will be Europa Conference League football for them next term, but Lille could get into Europe's elite if they match or better Brest's result.

Lille vs Nice prediction: Only a win will do for Les Dogues

Lille vs Nice predictions
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Lille 3-2 Nice

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Key stats

  • Lille have lost just two home Ligue 1 games this season
  • Nice have only lost to PSG in their previous six matches
  • Les Dogues have scored in every home league game

Pre-game odds and win probability: Lille tipped to secure Champions League football

  • Home: 4/6 (1.67) – 60%
  • Draw: 14/5 (3.8) – 26.3%
  • Away: 17/4 (5.25) – 19%

All of the pressure is on Lille this weekend as they need a win to secure a top-three finish and their fans will be sure to let them know how much they crave being in Europe's elite competition.

However, Nice certainly won't be rolling out the red carpet for their opponents after losing out on the race for the Champions League. So we believe avoiding the outright betting market altogether is best given how favoured Lille are.

Instead, a much safer option could be the BTTS, or perhaps a -1 handicap and Lille to win if you want a risk and think Nice will be on the beach, with more options available on our free betting tips page.

Last five H2Hs: A close encounter is on the cards

Nice have won three of the last five meetings between these two sides, although their last two wins have been by just the one goal and the reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw. So, there has been little to separate these teams and that won't be what Lille fans want to her heading into this must-win bout.

France Ligue 1 11/08/23

Nice

Nice

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Lille

Lille

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France Ligue 1 29/01/23

Nice

Nice

1
Lille

Lille

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France Ligue 1 31/08/22

Lille

Lille

1
Nice

Nice

2

France Ligue 1 14/05/22

Nice

Nice

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Lille

Lille

3

France Ligue 1 14/08/21

Lille

Lille

0
Nice

Nice

4

Lille preview: Les Dogues may feel the pressure

Two defeats in their last four matches has seen Lille make this final game of the season far more tense than it needed to be. Les Dogues last three wins have only been by a single goal, so they are certainly not blowing teams away and could set up a nervy atmosphere on Sunday.

Predicted lineup: Mannone (GK) – Ismaily, Yoro, Diakite, Santos – Andre, Bentaleb – Cabella, Gomes, Zhegrova – David

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Nice

Nice

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Lille

Lille

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France Ligue 1 12/05/24

W

Nantes

Nantes

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Lille

Lille

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France Ligue 1 06/05/24

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Lyon

Lyon

4

Lille

Lille

3

France Ligue 1 28/04/24

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Metz

Metz

1

Lille

Lille

2

France Ligue 1 24/04/24

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Monaco

Monaco

1

Lille

Lille

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Nice preview: The pressure is off

Defeat midweek sealed Nice's fate in the Europa Conference League which would have been welcomed at the beginning of the season. The players could well see this as a free hit with nothing to lose, so it's certainly the game to watch this weekend.

Predicted lineup: Bulka (GK) – Perraurd, Dante, Todibo, Lotomba – Rosario, Thuram, Sanson – Boga, Moffi, Cho

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Lille

Lille

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Nice

Nice

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France Ligue 1 15/05/24

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PSG

PSG

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Nice

Nice

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France Ligue 1 10/05/24

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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Nice

Nice

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France Ligue 1 28/04/24

W

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

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Nice

Nice

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France Ligue 1 24/04/24

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Marseille

Marseille

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Nice

Nice

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Lille's captain, Benjamin Andre
Lille captain Benjamin Andre made a winning return to the side last week – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Benjamin Andre

The Lille skipper, Benjamin Andre, returned to action last weekend after missing two games and he made an instant impact. Leading on the touch he helped Lille get back to winning ways against Nantes.

Experience will be key

Andre has missed four games in the league this season and Lille have certainly missed him, losing half of those matches. In what will be a high-pressure environment on Sunday, the composure and experience Andre will bring to his side could be invaluable.


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