Nice vs Lens Predictions, Betting Odds and Free Tips (22/12/2021)

Note: Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

The last game of the year pitting Nice against Lens is expected to be a tough duel as both sides look to end the year with a win. Both teams have lost twice in the last four matches. However, Nice hasn’t done so well at home so far despite being fourth on the table and two places ahead of Lens. Will the hosts end the unimpressive home run before the turn of a new year? Read on for more Ligue 1 betting predictions.

Free Predictions for Nice vs Lens by Football Whispers

Nice is ranked 12th on home record and 2nd on away record. On the flip-side, Lens is 9th on away record and 12th on home record. Four away losses have been costly for Lens and the fact that the visitors lost to Nice in the last three meetings is another big challenge for head coach, Franck Haise. We have a detailed analysis of our top predictions below.

Goals on one side @ 11/10 (2.10)

We are predicting a one-sided scoreline in this fixture between Nice and Lens. Before winning their last two matches, Nice went without a win in three games.  A poor scoring form is especially a big worry for the hosts as they prepare to welcome Lens for this last game of the year in French Ligue 1. On the flipside, the biggest challenge for Lens has been winning matches even though they have registered more consistency than Nice in finding the net. We think either side will score and win with a clean sheet in this game.

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Under 2.5 @ Evens (2.00)

Our second tip backs fewer than three goals at full-time. Based on previous meetings, this fixture does not always yield many goals. For example, in the last 11 meetings, only two matches had more than two goals. And with Nice struggling to score goals, we think the hosts will be more concerned with defending than scoring in this match.

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Nice vs Lens: Odds, Team Stats and H2H

We have sampled the best odds from across leading UK bookies in the tables below to further help our readers with scoring goals in this fixture.

Nice vs Lens Match Preview: Nice Hope to end the Year in Top Three

Ten draws between Nice and Lens in the last 20 meetings clearly shows that this fixture is never easy for either side. And with only three points separating fourth-placed Nice and sixth-placed Lens before this game, we expect an even tougher duel on Wednesday. Our team previews below have more details.

Nice

Nice has been plagued by inconsistencies in recent matches. The hosts have recorded two wins in the last Ligue 1 matches. However, lack of back to back victories is a spell that the hosts hope to break in this encounter with Lens. The last time Nice had back to back wins was in late September/early October. Nice will be without Bambu who is sidelined due to an ankle injury. We expect the hosts to field a near-similar squad to the one that won away from home against Rennes the last time out.

Predicted lineups: Benitez, Guirassy, Sulemana, Boudaoui, Atal, Todibo, Dante, Lotomba, Lemina, Kluivert, Lemina, Rosario, Gouriri and Dolberg.

Lens

Despite winning only once in the last six games, Lens has had some consistency in scoring goals. However, defensive challenges should worry the visitors in this game. Lens has leaked 26 goals in 18 games, which is way higher compared to Nice that has conceded ten less than that in as many fixtures. The visitors have a longer injury list that will see Machando, Said and Kakuta miss this game. Medina is suspended for this game. Goalkeeper, Jean-Louis Leca is also injured.

Predicted lineup: Farinez, Gradit, Danso, Frankowski, Cahuzac, Fofana, Haidara, Da Costa, Sotoca, and Clauss.

FAQs-Nice vs Lens

Nice vs Lens

How this the last meeting between Nice and Lens end?

Nice won 1-0 away from home in the last meeting.

Which side are we backing to win this game?

Nice should win this game, thanks to home advantage and a stronger defence.

What time will the game start?

Nice vs Lens will kick-off at 23:00 GMT +3