After dropping many points in their last five league games, Nice will be looking to bounce back to winning ways when they host Saint-Etienne at the Allianz Riviera in the 24th round of the French Ligue 1.
Nice Need To Get Back To The Title Race
After a solid start to their season, the hosts have dropped many points in their last few games in Ligue 1. Nice have collected a total of 6 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Ligue 1. Their last league match was against AS Monaco away from home where they lost 3-0.
Nice are currently sitting in the 3rd place in the league table. They have 49 points from 14 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses. The team scored 38 goals and conceded 18 since the start of the season.
Malang Sarr and Vincent Koziello are both suspended, but Nice shouldn’t change much in terms of personnel otherwise. After reverting to a 4-3-3 in the loss to Monaco, Lucien Favre should persist with that formation, with fit-again Younes Belhanda potentially replacing Valentin Eysseric behind Mario Balotelli and Alassane Pléa.
The Visitors Are Ready
The visitors are unbeaten in five straight league games in Ligue 1. They have won all of their last three games and are ready for Nice. Saint-Étienne have collected a total of 11 points from a possible 15 in their last five league games in Ligue 1. Their last league match was against Olympique Lyonnais at home where they won 2-0.
Saint-Étienne are currently sitting in the 5th place in the league table. They have 36 points from 9 wins, 9 draws and 5 losses. They have scored 26 goals and conceded 18 since the start of the season.
After a morale-boosting win over Lyon, Christophe Galtier won’t want to make many changes. Kevin Malcuit misses out through suspension; Leo Lacroix or Florentin Pogba will partner Loic Perrin in central defense, allowing Kevin Théophile-Catherine to slot in at right back.
Head To Head
Nice have won 3 of the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The last clash between the two teams was in November 2016 when the final score was 1-0 to Nice away from home.
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