Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head meetings dating back to 15/10/2017 shows that Nice have won 2 of these & Montpellier 4, with the tally of draws being 0. In all, 12 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 4 for Les Aiglons and 8 being from La Paillade.
The average number of goals per game works out to 2. The previous league game between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 3 on 12/09/2020 when it ended Montpellier 3-1 Nice. On that day, Montpellier managed 37% possession and 21 attempts on goal with 13 on target. On the other side, Nice got 9 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Nice Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Myziane Maolida (Surgery) and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) aren’t available for Nice manager Adrian Ursea.
Montpellier Due to a mostly full-strength group of players, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Montpellier manager Michel Der Zakarian to be concerned with. Ambroise Oyongo (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
Montpellier and Nice could find scoring goals difficult here. Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. I therefore think that it’s going to be a very even match with a 0-0 draw at the end of the match.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 15/08/2016 shows us that RC Lens have won 2 of these and Nîmes 3, with the number of draws standing at 1. A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 from Les Artésiens and 9 for Les Crocodiles. The previous league match between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 5 on 27/09/2020 when the final score was Nîmes 1-1 RC Lens. That time, Nîmes had 50% possession and 13 attempts on goal with 4 on target. RC Lens got 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
RC Lens Adam Oudjani (Surgery), Florian Sotoca (Calf Injury), Clément Michelin (Muscle Injury) and Gaël Kakuta (Corona virus) aren’t available for Lens gaffer Franck Haise. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Steven Fortes and Simon Banza.
Nîmes With a completely injury-free group available to select from, Nîmes manager Pascal Plancque does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this match.
Nîmes should be able to put one past this RC Lens lineup, however that isn’t expected to be as many as they’ll concede. I am anticipating a narrow 2-1 winning score for RC Lens by the conclusion of the game. Expecting it to be very competitive.
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