Nice v RC Strasburg: Ligue 1 Action on Match-day 17

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This Sunday sees Nice go head to head with RCSA at Allianz Rivera – Kick-off 5:00pm GMT.

As it stands, RCSA will go to Allianz Rivera in sixth place, Nice are currently in fourth.

Nice have so far accrued 27 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Nice’s next opponents will smell blood if they begin the next match with all guns blazing. Whilst it’s understandable that they may want to do this, after their recent 0-0 draw at Paris Saint-Germain and previous loss to FC Metz, The Eagles must get a positive result and keep defensively solid.

Also, Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured eight victories in their last 15 meetings is astonishing this season. With 27 points, they currently sit fourth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 8 wins, 4 losses and 4 draws having won eight games, drawn four fixtures, and lost four games.

Playing at home, Nice have won three meetings, drawn three matches, and lost two fixtures.

A win in this fixture would take Nice’s points to 30 in the League.

Good atacking and defensive team

So far, Nice’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 12 goals. Nice have a good scoring record this season, with 25 netted so far (22 from open play and three penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Amine Gouiri (8), Andy Delort (5), and Kasper Dolberg (4).

Nice are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Christophe Galtier’s selection choices significantly.

RC Strasburg go into this fixture with 23 points secured

RCSA will hope to increase their wins in a row, having secured a 5-2 victory over Bordeaux in their last fixture.

Also, RCSA are quickly becoming the Ligue 1’s draw specialists, having recorded three in their last four matches. With 23 points (6W, 5L and 5D), they are established in sixth position in the League having won six meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost five matches.

RCSA’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Nice. In the 7 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won one game, drawn three meetings, and lost three fixtures.

A win in this fixture, would take RC Strasburg’s points from 23 to 26, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

RCSA will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (31). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Ludovic Ajorque (8), Habib Diallo (7), and Adrien Thomasson (5). RCSA have conceded 22 goals.

RCSA are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Julien Stephan is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without two of his key players

Nice v RC Strasburg – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the clubs have previously met each other 23 times with the result being eight victories and nine draws for Nice. Also, the two sides have played out draws in eight of their last 13 meetings encounters. May 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Racers took all three points winning 0-2 away- it’s a 57.8% likelihood that both sides will score once more on Sunday.

Nice have a 53.76 percent probability of winning.

Other standout players for Nice are Andy Delort and Kasper Dolberg with five goals and four goals respectively and for RCSA are Habib Diallo and Adrien Thomasson with seven goals and five goals respectively.

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