With just one loss in their last five league games, Nice will be looking to get all three points when they host Montpellier at the Allianz Riviera in the 27th round of the French Ligue 1.
Nice To Stay In The Title Race
In a season that has three front horses fighting for the title, the hosts cannot afford to drop any points from now on. Nice have collected a total of 10 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Ligue 1. Their last league match was against Lorient away from home where they won 1-0.
Nice are currently sitting in the 3rd place in the league table. They have 56 points from 16 wins, 8 draws and 2 losses. The team scored 42 goals and conceded 20 since the start of the season.
Anastasios Donis looks set to start as the lead striker in the absence of the suspended Mario Balotelli and the injured Alassane Pléa; the former Lyon player will miss the rest of the season. Malang Sarr hasn’t been seen in the first team or among the substitutes since being removed against Monaco, and rumors have swirled surrounding the young centre-back’s situation; he has failed to make the squad for this encounter as well.
Inconsistent Form for The Visitors
The visitors have won their last two games in Ligue 1 but their overall form hasn’t been so consistent. Montpellier have collected a total of 9 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Ligue 1. Their last league match was against Saint Etienne at home where they won 2-1.
Montpellier are currently sitting in the 11th place in the league table. They have 32 points from 8 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses. They have scored 38 goals and conceded 43 since the start of the season.
William Rémy has suffered a strain in training, but the return to fitness of Daniel Congré means Montpellier still have options on the bench in defence.
Head To Head
Nice have won 2 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in September 2016 when the final score was 1-1 in the reverse fixture.
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