Football

Lens v Nice

Date: December 19, 2014
Venue: Stade Bollart-Delelis, Lens, France
Kick-off time: 19:30 BST

The Ligue One game between RC Lens and OGC Nice should be one of those typical midtable team against a desperate relegation struggling team trying to grind out results. Lens are in the relegation zone and going by their recent form they are still trying to string together decent performances. Nice comfortably nestled in the midtable safety, for now. Their past few results have not been that great.

Lens form: L-W-L-D-D

RC Lens has struggled this season to find any kind of consistency in their performances. Still there is no hope lost for them, as they are just a few points and good results away from the safety zone. In an unequal league like French domestic league, there is always a chance for the lesser teams to achieve something good.

RC Lens needs to get consistency in their result and that is the only way they can be able to pull themselves out in the safe zone. In their previous match against Montpellier, they were able to get a point from the draw courtesy a late equalizer by Yoann Touzghar.

Nice form: D-L-L-W-D

Nice is 11th in the league table, but if you consider the points difference between them and Lens, both are just six points off each other. Nice’s form has been decent for a midtable side and have been playing as expected.

In their previous match against St. Etienne, Nice were lucky to stop the Etienne side to close in the gap between them and third placed Lyon.

Key Players

RC Lens: Yoann Touzghar

The French striker is a menace and is a threat in the open matches like this fixture.

Nice: Valentin Eysseric

The promising young midfielder had breakthrough season last year with Nice and is looking every part the player he was last season. His goal output is not good as last year, it never has been but he can create something.

Betting Advice

Nice (3.1 at bet365) have a much better and confidence-laden team; Lens will not be a walkover, but Nice can win it. Less than +2.5 goals in the game looks certain which is priced at 1.66 with BetVictor.

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