Nice vs Vitesse Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Venue: Allianz Riviera

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Nice vs Vitesse Match Prediction

By Marius Hrebenciuc

Nice will be looking for their second victory of their Europa League group K campaign when they welcome Vitesse at the Allianz Riviera on Thursday afternoon. Nice kicked off their Europa League campaign with a comfortable 1-5 victory on the road at the Belgian side Waregem thanks to a brace from Alassane Plea and three other goals from Dante, Allan Saint-Maximin and Mario Balotelli. On the other hand, Vitesse threw away a one-goal lead twice to succumb to a 2-3 home loss at the hands of Lazio last time out in the Europa League. Tim Matavz gave them the lead at halftime, while Brian Linssen made it 2-1 with just three minutes before the hour mark. Below we have our betting tips, predictions, team news, match stats and odds all in our SBAT preview.

Betting Predictions and Tips

Both teams have been vulnerable at the back over the past month, so I’m fancying goals in this one. Nice have scored at least two goals in three of their last four competitive games, while Vitesse have conceded at least one goal in each of their last four games across all competitions. In terms of predicting the winner, Nice should be able to grab all three points here, but Vitesse looked strong on the road over the past few weeks and I’m also backing them to get on the scoresheet.

Nice to win and Over 2.5 goals at 6/5

Both teams to score - Yes at 19/20

Nice have conceeded only 1 goals in their last 2 games against Vitesse

Vitesse saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Vitesse have conceeded only 3 goals in their last 2 games against Nice

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Nice Form Guide

Nice Team Logo

Nice

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L H

11-08-2018

Ligue 1

Reims Team Logo Reims

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

18-08-2018

Ligue 1

Caen Team Logo Caen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

25-08-2018

Ligue 1

Dijon Team Logo Dijon

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

31-08-2018

Ligue 1

Lyon Team Logo Lyon

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

14-09-2018

Ligue 1

Rennes Team Logo Rennes

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

22-09-2018

Ligue 1

Montpellier Team Logo Montpellier

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

25-09-2018

Ligue 1

Nantes Team Logo Nantes

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

29-09-2018

Ligue 1

Paris Saint Germain Team Logo Paris Saint Germain

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

05-10-2018

Ligue 1

Toulouse Team Logo Toulouse

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

21-10-2018

Ligue 1

Marseille Team Logo Marseille

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Vitesse Form Guide

Vitesse Team Logo

Vitesse

Won

3

Draw

3

Lost

4
L A

16-08-2018

Europa League Qualification

Basel Team Logo Basel

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

19-08-2018

Eredivisie

SC Heerenveen Team Logo SC Heerenveen

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

26-08-2018

Eredivisie

AZ Alkmaar Team Logo AZ Alkmaar

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-09-2018

Eredivisie

Ajax Team Logo Ajax

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W A

16-09-2018

Eredivisie

PEC Zwolle Team Logo PEC Zwolle

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

D H

22-09-2018

Eredivisie

ADO Den Haag Team Logo ADO Den Haag

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

26-09-2018

KNVB Cup

RKAV Volendam Team Logo RKAV Volendam

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

30-09-2018

Eredivisie

Feyenoord Team Logo Feyenoord

FT 2 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

07-10-2018

Eredivisie

Heracles Team Logo Heracles

FT 4 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

20-10-2018

Eredivisie

Excelsior Team Logo Excelsior

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Nice Preview

Nice had a terrible start to this 2017/18 competitive season, having lost five of their opening six official fixtures. However, they revived themselves with a 4-0 home win over Monaco in Ligue 1 three weeks ago and followed this up with a comfortable 1-5 away win at Waregem in their Europa League group opener. Nice are currently on a four-game unbeaten streak across all competitions, including a 2-2 home draw against Angers in Ligue 1 last weekend. The worrying fact is that Nice have struggled for fluency on home soil in this early part of the season, registering two defeats, two wins and one draw in their last five home fixtures across all competitions. In addition, the French side have only won one of their last five European home games. Nice made their Europa League group stage debut last season, but they finished bottom of the table with just six points to their name after six group fixtures. Les Aiglons currently sit in 9th position in the Ligue 1 table with ten points under their belts after seven rounds, three points behind the top five. Mario Balotelli and Alassane Plea have both been in fine shape throughout this early part of the season, as the pair bagged seven goals and one assist between them.

Nice Team News

Marlon Santos da Silva Barbosa, Mickael Le Bihan, Mounir Obbadi and Jean Michael Seri are all doubts, but Wylan Cyprien is out through injury.

Vitesse Preview

Vitesse, on the flip side, have endured a mixed run of form in this early part of their 2017/18 competitive season, registering four defeats, four wins and one draw in their nine official outings. The Arnheim side are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak in the Eredivisie, including an impressive 1-2 victory on the road at Ajax at the weekend. Sandwiched in-between their recent Eredivisie results, Vitesse suffered a disappointing elimination from the KNVB Beker Cup following an extra-time defeat at the hands of the amateur side Swift. Vitesse qualified for the Europa League group stage after winning the Dutch Cup last term, but they kicked off their campaign with a disappointing 2-3 home loss at the hands of Lazio, despite the fact they had the lead twice. Vitesse are currently on a seven-game winless streak in the Europa League, having conceded at least two goals in six of these. Away from home, Vitesse are winless in their last six European games since a 0-1 victory at Rapid Bucharest back in 2002. Tim Matavz is definitely a player to watch here as he got on the scoresheet last time out against Lazio and he has already scored five goals in six Eredivisie appearances.

Vitesse Team News

Arnold Kruiswijk is the only doubtful player for Vitesse ahead of this trip.

Nice Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Vitesse Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Nice vs Vitesse Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
30 GK Yoan Cardinale 181 84
31 CD Dante 187 82
20 CD Maxime Le Marchand 185 72
2 LB Arnaud Souquet 174 70
24 RB Christophe Jallet 178 70
8 CM Pierre Lees-Melou 185 67
6 CM Jean Michael Seri 168 67
26 CM Vincent Koziello 168 61
14 RF Alassane Plea 180 65
9 CF Mario Balotelli 189 88
7 LF Allan Saint-Maximin 173 67
No. Pos Player M kg
22 GK Remko Pasveer 188 88
28 RB Alexander Buettner 174 75
5 CD Matt Miazga 195 89
37 CD Guram Kashia 186 78
2 LB Fankaty Dabo 181 77
25 CM Navarone Foor 170 61
17 CM Thulani Serero 175 68
10 CM Thomas Bruns 177 67
9 CF Tim Matavz 188 74
7 LF Milot Rashica 178 70
11 RF Bryan Linssen 170 64