Lille vs Nice Match Info
Date: Friday February 1 2019
Kick-off time: 7.45pm GMT
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy
Lille vs Nice Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
November 25 2018: Nice 2-0 Lille
March 2 2018: Nice 2-1 Lille
December 20 2017: Lille 1-1 Nice
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1994-95: 45
Lille wins: 12
Nice wins: 17
Lille vs Nice Stats
- Nice are unbeaten in their last 14 matches against Lille (seven wins, seven draws)
- Under 2.5 goals were scored in 11 of those 14 games
- Only Paris Saint-Germain have conceded fewer away goals in Ligue 1 this season than Nice
Lille vs Nice Match Preview
Nice, with excellent records both against Lille and defensively away from home this season, are worth keeping on side for Friday’s Ligue 1 match.
As the stats above outline, Patrick Vieira’s side have not lost to Lille since May 2012, nor away from home to these opponents since 2006.
And in terms of conceding goals on their travels this term, Les Aiglons have let in just eight in 11 Ligue 1 matches – only runaway leaders Paris Saint-Germain have fared better and then by just a solitary goal.
So the portents look favourable here for Nice, who have lost only one of their last 12 league games and are certainly not missing striker Mario Balotelli, now transferred to Marseille.
The reason for such an attractive price here about Nice to avoid defeat is how well Lille are performing this season, three points clear in second position in the table.
Christophe Galtier, who shone as St Etienne manager a few years ago, is now doing an even better job with Les Dogues having transformed their fortunes from being a club that only just avoided relegation last season when he arrived halfway through that campaign.
On a five-match winning run in league and cup, Lille are in terrific form but they now face their bogey team who are also proving difficult to beat and we will side with Nice at odds-against to keep that undefeated head-to-head sequence going.
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