Nice – Paris SG Prediction & Picks (18.03.2018)


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Nice and PSG meet at Allianz Riviera, in a match for the 30 th round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 27-10-2017, PSG won at home by (3-0) ). The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 4 matches won 3 and lost 1. But the last time they met in this stadium was on 04-30-2017, for League 1, which ended with Nice’s victory by (3-1). M. Balotelli (26 ‘), Ricardo Pereira (48’) and A. Donis (90 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Nice, and Marquinhos (64’), for PSG. Attention to the house factor, since the Nice usually conquer different results at home and abroad.


After 12 wins, 6 draws and 11 losses, the home team is currently in the 7 th position, with 42 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Guingamp by (2-5), after in the previous match they have won (2-1) at home, against Lille. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 7 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches for the championship Nice won 6, tied 1 and lost 3, so they have won 19 points out of 30 possible. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 29 matches in this competition, he only managed 3 comebacks in the 15 games in which he suffered the first goal.

The Nice is going through a good time in the season and currently records two consecutive victories, both in the French championship, being the last against Guingamp, by 2-5. In this home game coach Lucien Favre must keep the team in the usual 4-3-3, benefiting the organization of his block and the successive counterattacks: in this type of transition forward Alassane Pléa is an expert, as he is very fast and I exempt in the transport of the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, Mario Balotelli is the best score of Nice, with 16 goals scored. Everything indicates that there are no important absences for this game.


The visiting team plays against the Nice a game of the 30 day that had been postponed, after 26 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses in their matches for the league until now. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins and 4 losses in away matches, with 36 goals scored and 18 conceded; against 14 wins and 1 loss at their stadium, with 59 goals scored and 11 conceded. For the championship, PSG won 22 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (5 out of 16 matches). Their defense has been very strong, having only scored goals in 3 of the last 10 matches, and their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 10 of the last 14 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 24 of its last 30 games for League 1, of these 24 came to the break in advantage in 17 and always managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘. In 30 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 5 times, but have turned the score at 2. In the last 14 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 4 of their 10 goals between minutes. (76’- 90 ‘).

PSG comes into this game with a home win over Angers, 2-1, adding the eighth successive win in the French championship. The only defeats in the last ten matches were in the Champions League, when he lost both games against Real Madrid. In this game against Nice, coach Unai Emery must play in the usual tactical system, that is, in 4-3-3, benefiting possession of the ball and organized attacks. Nevertheless, in some moments of the game the visitors must lower the block and they will privilege the counterattacks. On an individual level we highlight the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, with 24 goals scored in the championship. For this game the foreign trainer can not count on Thiago Motta, punished, besides Neymar and Ben Arfa, both injured.

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