Nice and Lazio are in action at Allianz Riviera, in a game for this phase of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). There is no record of direct clashes between these two teams in the last 3 years. The last match was played on 07-07-2013 and ended with the score: Nice (0-1) Lazio.
After 2 victories, the home team reaches this 3rd day in the 1st position of Group K, with 6 points won. On the previous day, they won by (3-0) at home against Vitesse, after in the first match of this group stage to have won by (1-5) out against Zulte-Waregem. The team arrives in this match after a defeat away with Montpellier by (2-0). In the last 10 home games for all competitions, Nice won 4, tied 2 and lost 4. Their attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 7 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 21 of their last 23 games have ended with over 1.5 goals and 15 in 23 have finished with over 2.5 goals. In 15 games, he never got the comeback in all 7 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Nice come to this unmotivated game after a 2-0 defeat at the expense of Montpellier. The home team usually play in a 4-4-2, favoring a faster style of play, with the two most advanced players being Pléa and Balotelli. One of the main gaps of the home team is the way it tackles the aerial game, being that it usually shows great weaknesses in this aspect. The foreign coach should not be able to count on Cyprien and Le Bihan, injured.
After 2 victories, 0 draws and 0 losses, the visiting team reaches this third day in the 2nd position of Group K, with 6 points conquered. On the previous day, he won at home against Zulte-Waregem by (2-0), after in the first game of this group stage to have won by (2-3) out against Vitesse. The team arrives at this match after a victory away with Juventus by (1-2). In the last 10 games played as a visitor for all competitions, Lazio won 8 and lost 2. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 games, but his attack has marked regularly, and who scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In his games as a visitor there is a tendency to have goals, since in 23 of his last 26 games there were more than 1.5 goals and in 19 of the last 26 there were more than 2.5 goals.
Lazio reach this motivated game after a 2-0 away win at the Juventus ground: Immobile scored in the match, allowing his side to score three points. The visiting club usually acts in a tactical system in 3-5-2, favoring a more offensive style of play, attacking through the flanks. La Lazio is a team that likes to play in their midfield, with the aim of trying to surprise their opponent through the counterattack. When it invests in the offensive process, it usually does it through the right flank, in order to take advantage of the depth offered by the Marusic side. The outgoing coach will not be able to count Wallace, Lukaku, Basta, Anderson and Palombi, injured. Perea, Djordjevic, Oikonomidis and Marchetti are also off the list of available, as they are suspended.
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