Nice vs Lens prediction, odds & betting tips 20/12/2023

Nice
20/12/23 - 20:00

Finished

2

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0

Lens

Nice - Lens

France Ligue 1 - Allianz Rivera

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

The most interesting matchup in this round of Ligue 1 is the duel between Nice and Lens, scheduled for Wednesday, 20 December.

Will Nice get back to their good form after losing twice in the last three games or will Lens manage to continue their unbeaten run? Find out by reading our Nice vs Lens prediction and preview, but also make sure to check our other Ligue 1 predictions too.

Nice vs Lens prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both teams to score – no

  • Nice have kept a clean sheet in 62% of their matches this season in Ligue 1, as well as 75% of their home games.
  • Lens didn't concede in 50% of their games in the league so far.

Furthermore, we only saw both teams score in 1 of the previous 5 meetings between these two teams and that's another reason why this is one of our hottest Nice vs Lens betting tips.

Latest odds

Head to Head

20/12/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Lens

Lens

0

0

01/02/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Nice

Nice

0

1

29/12/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Lens

Lens

0

0

29/12/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nice

Nice

Lens

Lens

0

0

10/04/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Nice

Nice

3

0

Last Five - Nice

16/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lyon

Lyon

Nice

Nice

1

0

L

11/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Nice

Nice

3

2

L

07/02/24

France Cup France

Montpellier

Montpellier

Nice

Nice

1

4

W

04/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Nice

Nice

0

0

D

27/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Nice

Nice

0

1

W

Last Five - Lens

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Lens

Lens

1

1

D

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

Lens

Lens

0

0

D

10/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Lens

Lens

1

3

W

03/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Nantes

Nantes

Lens

Lens

0

1

W

28/01/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Toulouse

Toulouse

Lens

Lens

0

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 27/20 (2.35) – 42.60%
  • DRAW: 9/4 (3.25) – 30.80%
  • AWAY: 49/20 (3.45) – 29.00%

On top of these Nice vs Lens odds, we'll take a look at some other markets and football betting tips that you might want to check out. For example, half time draw has odds of 11/10 (2.10), which is the same as a 47.60% probability. Another interesting bet is for Lens to score first at 7/5 (2.40) odds and 41.70% probability.

Nice vs Lens prediction – Other tips

Correct score: 0-1

  • Nice have struggled a bit recently, while Lens are on a streak of 11 games without a loss.
  • We saw the away team win 1-0 twice in the last five H2H duels between Nice and Lens.

Under 2.5 total goals

  • Both teams are averaging fewer than 2.50 total goals per game this season in Ligue 1, with Nice having the lowest average of all teams – 1.38 total goals per game.
  • We saw just one goal in the last two duels between Nice and Lens.

Nice vs Lens prediction

Nice vs Lens team news

Nice

After staying undefeated longer than any other team in the league, Nice have now lost twice in their last three games. The losses came at the hands of Le Havre and Nantes, two mid-table teams, which is a worrying signng for Nice and their title hopes.

Sofiane Diop and Khephren Thuram are on Nice's injury list, while Jean-Clair Todibo has to serve a suspension.

Predicted LineupBulka – Lotomba, Dante, Rosario, Bard – Thuram, Sanson, Perraud – Moffi, Laborde, Claude-Maurice

Lens

Right now, Lens are one of the hottest teams in Ligue 1 since they've been undefeated in the last 11 rounds, during which they've notched 7 wins. However, due to their poor start of the season, Lens are still only in 7th place in the standings, but they've closed the gap between them and some of the teams near the top, including their next opponent Nice.

Meanwhile, Deiver Machado, Jimmy Cabot, Nampalys Mendy, Jonathan Gradit, and Wuilker Farinez are out with injuries.

Predicted LineupSamba – Aguilar, Medina, Gradit – Frankowski, Abdul Samed, Mendy, Machado – Thomasson – Said, Wahi

Confirmed Nice vs Lens lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Nice

Nice
4-3-3
4
Dante
br
28
Hicham Boudaoui
dz
29
Evann Guessand
fr
26
Melvin Bard
fr
1
Marcin Bulka
pl
8
Pablo Rosario
nl
23
Jordan Lotomba
ch
24
Gaetan Laborde
fr
33
Antoine Mendy
fr
7
Jeremie Boga
ci
11
Morgan Sanson
fr
Substitutes
38
Ayoub Amraoui
ma
39
Daouda Traore
fr
37
Reda Belahyane
fr
77
Teddy Boulhendi
fr
31
Salvatore Sirigu
it
15
Romain Perraud
fr
9
Terem Moffi
ng
18
Alexis Claude-Maurice
fr
32
Raoul Louche
fr

Lens

Lens
3-4-3
6
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
25
Abdukodir Khusanov
uz
23
Neil El Aynaoui
fr
10
David Pereira Da Costa
pt
14
Facundo Medina
ar
21
Massadio Haidara
ml
30
Brice Samba
fr
22
Wesley Said
fr
29
Przemyslaw Frankowski
pl
2
Ruben Aguilar
fr
7
Florian Sotoca
fr
Substitutes
18
Andy Diouf
fr
16
Jean-Louis Leca
fr
9
Sepe Elye Wahi
fr
27
Morgan Guilavogui
gn
20
Faitout Maouassa
fr
28
Adrien Thomasson
fr
15
Oscar Cortes
co
11
Angelo Fulgini
fr
31
Kenny M'Bala
fr

Player to watch: Wesley Said

While Said only scored 4 goals so far in Ligue 1, he also only started 5 games and appeared in 10 overall. Furthermore, Said has scored in 3 of the last 4 Lens' matches in Ligue 1, so he's clearly in good form right now.


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