Ligue 1 Match Preview: Nice vs. Lorient

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Updated: April 8, 2014
OGC Nice and Lorient

Match Date: 12 April 2014 (local time)

Venue: Allianz Riviera

 

It is interesting to look at how Nice and Lorient stumbled from Ligue 1’s elite into mid-table this season. These 2 clubs have been considered as the strongest forces on the pitch last year. But here they are, struggling to score and collect points.

 

OGC Nice, which happened to be the match’s online betting favorite is now on the 11th spot of France’s top-flight league. Its current status is a far-flung short from what it accomplished before. If one has to take a closer look, Nice was in the top 5, to be more specific, it occupied the 4th spot of the table. But right now, it is barely a contender in the Europa league. So far, it seems that Ligue 1 is the only competitive match where the club has made an impression.

 

OGC Nice has already accumulated 39 points and eyes for more. The result of its last 6 matches is a bit satisfactory, but barely enough to penetrate the top 10. So far, it has managed to snatch 2 wins, draws and losses in its last 6 matches.

 

As mentioned, Nice is not the only club which has suffered a tremendous drop this season. It is quite surprising to see Lorient engage in a survival battle knowing that it was the 8th best club last season. Yes, Lorient is battling for dear life.

 

It has not been successful in 10 of its last 11 matches and with the draw against Evian Thonon Gaillard, the club dropped to the 14th spot of the table and therefore, makes them a vulnerable target of OGC Nice.

 

Prediction: OGC Nice

 

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