Before the first official international break in 2019, the 29th round of the French Ligue Une is on the schedule this weekend. After the table was always distorted in recent months, there are now only two catch-up games that have to be completed before all teams have played the same number of games again. The battle for the Europa League will be particularly exciting in the season finale, with just under half of the league still allowed to dream of Europe. The 29th round of the 2018/19 season will open on Friday evening with the duel between Nice and Toulouse!
Football Betting Tips Nice vs. Toulouse
The hosts from Nice are currently ranked only ninth on the table, but are only behind by three points in fifth place. With a good season finish, the return to Europe is absolutely probable. Just in recent weeks, the Vieira Elf acted bearish in the domestic Allianz Riviera and celebrated four home wins in a row. The balance sheet of Toulouse FC, who lost the last four away games, is completely contrary. Despite these different form curves, odds in excess of 2.00 are offered for the home win in the game between Nice and Toulouse. The highest odds of winning the Nice are 2.20! The game starts on Friday evening at 19 o’clock!
Nice – Statistics & Current Form
The style of the OGC Nice under former World Champion Patrick Vieira differs significantly from that of its predecessor Lucien Favre. Football spectacle is not offered at the club of the Cote d’Azur this season. No other team has lost fewer goals than Nice. On average, only 1.71 goals per game were scored in 28 matches, which is by far the lowest in the entire Ligue Une. Vieira, as a player of one of the best six of his time, has put the main focus on the defensive. This is clearly at the expense of the offensive. In 28 league games, Argentinian goalkeeper Walter Benitez suffered on average just one goal per game. However, Allan Saint-Maximin & Co. could only achieve 20 goals. Only bottom of the league EA Guingamp (18 goals) has been able to celebrate even fewer goals this season. Despite the lack of force on the offensive Nice is in the top half of the Ligue Une. Nizza won the season with seven matches, 1-0, two 2-1 and two goals against Lille and Nimes Olympique. The Vieira team celebrated a two-goal difference (2-0). Nice has scored more than two goals in a single match this season. Based on these figures, it is not surprising that between Nice and Toulouse for the tip to the under 2.5 only odds of just over 1.50 are offered.
Especially at home, the table ninth presented in the last months with great strength and has since 21 October no home game lost. The Vieira team has remained unbeaten at home for eleven games (Nice missed a penalties draw on penalties in the League Cup), conceding eight goals without conceding. In the last eight home games in Ligue 1, the Vieira Elf collected 20 out of 24 possible counters. Thanks to this home strength, the Europa League qualification is within reach and odds of well over 2.00 are absolutely interesting in the home game against Toulouse. Personally Vieira can draw on Friday from the full and does not have to complain injured / locked players.
Expected formation of Nice:
➔ Benitez – Sarr, Dante, Herelle, Jallet – Lees Melou, Cyprien, Tameze – Saint-Maximin, Makengo, Atal
Last matches of Nice:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Marseille vs. OGC Nice 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Strasbourg 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 23.02.2019 – Amiens vs. OGC Nice 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 16.02.2019 – Angers Vs. OGC Nice 3: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – OGC Nice vs. Lyon 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
Toulouse – Statistics & Current Form
The relegation was a gold medal for Toulouse, having finished only 18th place last season and celebrating relegation with two victories over AC Ajaccio through the play-offs. Thanks to the excellent youth work in the south of France, the Toulouse FC is definitely an asset to the Ligue Une. Despite the league remaining interim coach Mickael Debeve was not promoted to head coach, but for the new season Alain Casanova was re-appointed head coach. Already between 2008 and 2015, the 57-year-old worked at the “FCT” and reached in 290 games a points average of 1.34 points. Casanova can not show this value in the current season.
Nevertheless, the Toulouse FC season will come to an almost limitless end after the 38th game and the fear of relegation is not justified this season. With 31 points Toulouse is ranked 15th in Ligue 1 and already has a comfortable cushion of ten points to the relegation place. Ambitions are not really there anymore. The Casanova-Elf can already see the last games of the season as a kind of preparation for the new season.
In the last few weeks, Toulouse was by no means wanting. The 1-0 win against EA Guingamp last Sunday (gold goal scorer Yaya Sanogo) was the first competitive victory after seven games (three draws, four defeats). Even weaker is the away balance in recent weeks. After the 1-0 victory at Olympique Nimes Toulouse had to travel four times in series the journey home without counting. Home strength is in line with away weakness – between Nice and Toulouse, predicting the home win in light of these statistics is obvious.
Expected formation of Toulouse:
➔ Goicoechea – Sylla, Jullien, Shoji, Amian – Sidibe, Sangare, Cahuzac – Jean, Gradel, Dossevi
Last matches of Toulouse:
⚽ 10.03.2019 – Toulouse Vs. EA Guingamp 1: 0 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 03.03.2019 – Lyon vs. Toulouse 5: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 24.02.2019 – Toulouse Vs. SM Caen 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 17.02.2019 – Girondins vs. Bordeaux. Toulouse 2: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽ 10.02.2019 – Toulouse Vs. Stade Reims 1: 1 (Ligue 1)
Nice vs. Toulouse Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
The trip to the French Riviera was rarely crowned with success for Toulouse FC. On Friday evening, Toulouse will be making their 38th appearance in the Alliance Riviera of the OGC Nice and had to compete in the 37 matches so far no less than 22 times the nearly 560-kilometer journey home without counting. Toulouse managed an away win in just eight games, but the memories of the past season are positive, with Toulouse celebrating a 1-0 away win thanks to a goal from Max Gradel. The first duel in the current season ended in early October with a 1-1 draw at the Stade Municipal!
Nice vs Toulouse Betting Tips Analyzed
At the start of Matchday 29, OGC Nice would like to underpin the European League ambitions, taking home victory in the match against Toulouse FC. The omens before this duel speak for the success of the hosts of the Cote d’Azur. Nice recently celebrated four home wins in a row, while Toulouse suffered defeats four times in a row. Despite these completely contrary form curves, odds of 2.20 are offered in the game between Nice and Toulouse for the tip on the home win.
Key Facts – Nice vs Toulouse tips
➔ The last four home games have all won Nice without conceding!
➔ Toulouse won only eight of its 37 games in Nice – last year Toulouse celebrated a narrow victory thanks to Max Gradel!
➔ After seven games without a win Toulouse could stop the negative trend against the bottom Guingamp!
In view of the numbers as well as the existing squad-quality between Nice and Toulouse the tip on the home win is obvious and definitely has value. Accordingly, five units are set to the 2.20 odds. Other interesting betting opportunities, which are a bit risky, would be a tip to the under 2.5 (the last three Nice games ended 1-0) or to the home win to zero.
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