Ligue 1 – Match-day 19 Sees Nice take on RC Lens

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This Wednesday sees Nice go head to head with Lens at Allianz Rivera – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

Wednesday’s clash between Nice and Lens, sees fourth take on sixth in the League.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Nice achieve 30 points

Nice will be keen to retain their winning form, having beaten Rennes 1-2 in their last fixture.

Also, Nice keep finding ways to win, having secured nine victories in their last 17 meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 9 matches won, 5 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in fourth place, with a total of 30 points having won nine matches, drawn four fixtures, and lost five games.

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

Nice will have 33 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good atacking and defensive team

Nice have conceded 16 goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. They have a good scoring record of 27 goals (23 from open play and four penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Amine Gouiri (8), Andy Delort (5), and Kasper Dolberg (5).

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

RC Lens go into this meeting with 27 points secured

Lens will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Nantes, which itself followed a draw to Paris Saint-Germain, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, a draw statistic of three in four games is not all bad, but unfortunately will not bring the success Franck Haise’s men wishes for ultimately. With 27 points (7W, 5L and 6D), they are established in sixth position in the League having won seven meetings, drawn six meetings, and lost five games.

Lens’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Nice. In the 9 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn two fixtures, and lost four fixtures.

A victory for RC Lens would put them on 30 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Lens have a good scoring record this season, with 32 netted so far (29 from open play and three penalties). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Seko Fofana (5), Arnaud Kalimuendo (5), and Wesley Said (4). Lens have conceded 26 goals.

Lens’s squad will likely be depleted of five of their key players when they start on Wednesday, due to injury or illness.

Nice v RC Lens – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels these two teams have met on 27 occasions, in which Lens have enjoyed eight wins and 14 draws. In addition, the two sides have played out draws in twelve of their last 19 meetings encounters.

The probability of a Nice win is 46.95 percent.

Other players of note for Nice are Andy Delort and Kasper Dolberg with five goals and five goals respectively and for Lens are Seko Fofana and Arnaud Kalimuendo with five goals each.

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