Nice will host Toulouse for their Ligue 1 Matchday 16 clash in need of home points to keep the league’s top spot.
Nice have been one of the best Ligue 1 sides throughout the season but Lucien Favre’s side have been in an unpredictable form in November with a shock loss at struggling Caen and a home draw to Bastia, also dropping out of Europa League with two losses.
Les Aiglons now host Toulouse in need of a home win to stay at the top of the table ahead of the PSG clash next week and we’ll back the home side to win at 11/10 with BetVictor
. Favre’s men have been confident in front of the home crowd and they are yet to lose a match at Allianz Riviera this season.
Toulouse, on the other hand, have struggled for consistency since early October. The last week’s narrow win over Montpellier ended their winless streak and finally got the side back within three points to the 4th placed Lyon. Pascal Dupraz’s side have made just one win away from home (2-1 at Lille in September), failing to find the net in five of their eight away days. The inability to score goals on the road is one Dupraz’s main concerns and it doesn’t seem that much will change against one of the league’s best defence lines this season.
For all the above-mentioned reasons, we’ll go for a NO on both teams to score at an attractive 4/5 with bet365
, with a belief Nice’s Yoan Cardinale can keep a fourth clean sheet this season. Looking at goalscorer markets, Dupraz still can’t count on Balotelli and Alassane Plea will have to lead the attacking line. The 23-year-old has been great this season with eight goals in 15 appearances, but he’ll need to forget his November form as soon as possible. We’ll thus back Plea to return to his best form by scoring anytime at an eye-catching 7/4 with Ladbrokes
, boosting Nice to an all-important win on Sunday.
Both teams to score NO at 4/5 with bet365