During the first part of the season, Nice was the biggest surprise maybe in the whole Europe, because they were on the top of Ligue 1. As the season progressed, they couldn't keep up the tempo with Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain, but they remained close behind them, and they are currently in the 3rd spot, which leads to the Champions League qualifications. Their opponent tonight, has to win, in order to keep on pursuing the title. Monaco defeated Toulouse yesterday after trailing at one point of the match, and we are sure that the Parisians were hoping that the team from Monte Carlo slips in that game.
The other team from French Riviera is going to be the host tonight, and they are one of the best in the league at their home ground, as they have no defeats at Allianz Riviera. In previous 17 matches at Nice has 13 victories and 4 draws.
When looking the recent form, they are excellent as they have no defeats in the last 11 events. Some were unlucky draws which pushed them away from the first two places, and we are sure that in some occasions the referees didn't treat them as they should. When looking home games, in the previous five encounters in the Ligue 1 Nice has 4 wins and only one draw. In the previous 4 games they scored at least two goals or more, and also in the last six games, they conceded each time.
Paris Saint-Germain has 9 straight wins. They defeated, we can say, the second team of Monaco during the mid week, 5-0 and no matter the fact that neither of the players from the first team, this victory increased already high morale at Parc des Princes. From the last 45 possible points, the Saints lost only 4 and if we look away record, they are the best team in the league. In 17 games they won on 13 and only lost 4 times. But all these fantastic achievements will be worthless if they don't reach the title at the end of the season.
When viewing head-to-head matches in the last five years, the home team hasn't won against Paris Saint-Germain. They have defeated the Saints just once in the past 7 years. Paris Saint-Germain has 4 wins in the previews five encounters. The only draw was seen in the last game played in Paris 2-2. The main characteristic of their meetings is a high number of goals, 16 scores in the last 4 games.
We expect the same thing to happen tonight. Both teams have fantastic strikers. On one side we have phenomenal Edinson Cavani who is probably the top striker in Europe this year, and on the other, we have the naughty boy of football Mario Balotelli, who tries to resurrect his career at French Riviera, and so far we have to admit that he is doing well. Over 3.5 goals is something that you just have to try in this game, and that should be combined with both teams to score. Also, a bet worth trying is over 1.5 goals in the first half time.
Do not hesitate to combine on any bet considering goals in this match.
The final outcome of this game is an intriguing question. Paris Saint-Germain is closer to win, but Nice will have a huge motive to help their neighbors from Monaco, especially since they have no success in head-to-head matches against the Parisians.