After losing their last two games in the French league, Bastia will be looking to get any positive result to escape the relegation zone when they host Nice at the Stade Armand Cesari in the 21st round of Ligue 1.
The home side have been in a really terrible form since the start of the season. Bastia have been sitting in and around the relegation zone for the most part of the campaign. The team have struggled in the last few games in Ligue 1. They have collected 6 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games. Their last game was against AS Nancy away from home where they lost 1-0.
Bastia are sitting in the 17th place in the league table with 20 points from 5 wins, 5 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 17 goals and conceded 24 since the start of the campaign.
Allan Saint-Maximin will miss the match after being sent off at Nancy. With Thievy Bifouma sold in the week, Bastia will sport an unfamiliar look in attack, with Axel Ngando potentially in line for a rare start on the left. New signings Prince Oniangué and Lindsay Rose give the Corsicans needed depth, but it’s unlikely either will start from the off.
The visitors have been having their best season in years. Nice have been fighting PSG at the top of the table for the most part of the campaign. Despite their good form, they haven’t been at their best in the few recent games. They haven’t lost any of their last 5 games but they failed to win in three of them. The team have collected 9 points from a possible 15 in the same period. Their last game was against Metz away from home where they drew 0-0.
Nice are currently sitting second in the league table with 45 points from 13 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss. They have scored 43 since the start of the season and conceded 13.
Yoan Cardinale is close to making a return from a hamstring injury, but Lucien Favre will continue with Walter Benitez for this match. Nice’s long list of injuries got worse this week after Paul Baysse and Ricardo Pereira were ruled out, the latter for six weeks.
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