Nice vs Lazio
Competition: UEFA Europa League
Date: 19 October 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
“Nice and over 2.5 combined goals”, at 2.10, was the suggestion here three weeks ago, when Nice hosted Vitesse, and the hosts won that game 3-0. Nice had already thrashed Zulte-Waregem 5-1 away from home, and regardless of what happens in the two games against Lazio, it feels that they will be one of the two teams from this group that will still be active in the Europa League come February. What’s alarming for them is their domestic form. They lost their last two games, including the one last weekend, at Montpellier (2-0), and are sitting no higher than 14th in the table of France’s Ligue 1, on just 10 points from nine matches.
Three weeks ago I wrote that we tend to focus on Napoli when we think of this season’s Serie A and who has impressed the most, but Lazio as well have been doing great-great since the start of the season. They did lose to Napoli at home (1-4!), so it’s not like I’m claiming that they are at Napoli’s level, but, do keep in mind that they are the ones who beat Juventus in Turin last weekend, no matter if they needed their goalkeeper to deny Dybala in a 97th-minute penalty. They are on six points from two matches in the group, their 3-2 victory at Vitesse was followed by a 2-0 at home over Zulte-Waregem, and generally they look perfectly capable of beating practically anyone, even Nice away from home.
Previous five matches:
Montpellier vs Nice 2-0
Nice vs Marseille 2-4
Nice vs Vitesse 3-0
Nice vs Angers 2-2
Rennes vs Nice 0-1
Juventus vs Lazio 1-2
Lazio vs Sassuolo 6-1
Lazio vs Zulte-Waregem 2-0
Hellas Verona vs Lazio 0-3
Lazio vs Napoli 1-4
Nice’s next game is on Sunday, again at home, versus Strasbourg (France Ligue 1). same day, Lazio will be hosting Cagliari (Italy Serie A).
Nice vs Lazio: Head to head Stats
This is the first game ever between these two.
Nice vs Lazio: Prediction
I don’t see a favourite, but I do see Lazio leave Nice undefeated.
Nice vs Lazio: Betting Tips
Lazio’s double chance at 1.48 is good enough only if you’re looking for something around 1.50 to combine with a bet on another game. My main tip is “over 2.5 combined goals”, at 1.95.
More UEFA Europa League betting tips and match previews:
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