Lorient vs Nice Preview(Week 15) : Nice Weak Form Might Trigger A Downward Slip

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Updated: November 26, 2013
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Lorient has only won once against Nice during their last 6 encounters. However, their better and stronger form makes them a heavy favorite of those who place their sports bet online.

 

Match Date: 30 November 2013 (local time)

Venue: Stade du Moustoir

 

Team Form

Lorient

Lorient’s thrashing of Evian Thonon Gaillard marked their 2nd win in their last 6 matches and most importantly, it ended their losing streak.

 

Lorient’s most recent win was perhaps a major achievement for the struggling club. Their lackluster performance, to be more specific, during their away matches, cost them their rank in the Ligue 1 table. Though they are still safe from the relegation zone, holding on to the 17th spot will not suffice. Prior to their encounter against Evian, the club has already lost 5 of their last 6 away matches, They could have easily stumbled, but they remained strong.

 

Yet, as mentioned, they cannot be contented with their current rank. They need victories to ensure their survival.  Loic Fery and his men cannot be too complacent as their performance at home also needs an improvement. To note, they have only won thrice in their last 6 home matches. This is a little bit too short of the expectations as home matches proved to be more beneficial to the host.

 

Nice

Jean-Pierre Rivère has a major headache to address. Nice just suffered its 4th consecutive defeat—a performance, which places them at the center of doubt and criticisms.

 

Lately, Nice has been having problems in securing a victory. The club has only won once during their last 6 matches. The rest of them were defeats, which, if they have only succeeded could have catapulted them in the Ligue 1 table.

 

Pitted against Lorient, their winning possibility remains slim as 4 of their last away matches ended in  their defeat. Lorient can utilize this opportunity to their advantage despite the fact that Nice has won three of their last 6 encounters.

 

Football betting tip: Lorient 2-1 Nice

Lorient may be have a lower rank. However, they have a better form compared to Nice. Playing at home gives them an early lead and exploit the difficulties that Nice experience during their away matches.

 

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