Nice vs Cologne Betting Tips And Predictions

Cologne could upset the odds against low-scoring Nice

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France Nice vs Cologne Germany
8th September 2022
Kick Off: 20:00 hrs
Football – France – Europa Conference League
Pick Away Win
Bookmaker William Hill
Odds: 17/10 odds recorded 19:12 GMT on 7th September 2022 at William Hill

Ligue 1 side Nice begin their Europa Conference League journey on Thursday night on home soil.

They are one of the front-runners to take the title this year, but get a tricky opener to deal with.

It’s Cologne that they face first up, with the German side arriving in decent enough form to make a challenge.

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Nice Preview – Nice To Start Positively?

Nice were in last season’s Europa League and had a terrible time of things there.

It was five losses in their six matches played there (W1).

To reach the group stage of this season’s Europa Conference League, Nice had to come through the play off round.

They did so with a narrow 2-1 aggregate win over Maccabi Tel Aviv after extra time.

In the match outright for this fixture, Nice are 7/5 to pick up the victory*

It is not a great record in European action that they have produced recently.

Nice have lost 13 of their last 18 European fixtures including qualifiers.

In last season’s Europa League group stage, they conceded at least three goals in four of their six games.

They haven’t been trending in particularly hot form this season either.

Our betting prediction:
Cologne to win to nil

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* (odds recorded at 19:12 GMT on 7th September 2022 at William Hill)


Nice have struggled to a W1 D2 L3 record in their first six domestic league games of the season.

They have gone winless at home with two drawn matches and a defeat.

It’s been only four goals that Nice have tallied across their six league games.

So putting everything together, there is a hint that they could be vulnerable on Thursday.

Nice have hosted Cologne once before, but way back in the 1973 UEFA Cup.

The two traded home wins to nil on those meetings.


Cologne Preview – Bundesliga Side In Good Form

Cologne have made a good start to the new Bundesliga season remaining undefeated.

It has been a W2 D3 record in five fixtures so far by them.

On the weekend, Cologne banked a good away win at Wolfsburg.

Cologne have scored at least two goals in three of their five Bundesliga fixtures this season.

They started their European campaign in the playoff round of the Europe Conference League.

Cologne posted a 4-2 aggregate win over MOL Vidi to get to the group stage.

This participation ends a long absence by them in the main draw of European competition.

Cologne were last in action in the 2017/18 Europa League.


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Cologne’s record away from home in Europe isn’t great looking back at things.

It is a five-match losing streak on the road that Cologne are on in Europe.

Granted only the 2017/18 Europa League is relevant there because the rest of that sequence goes back to the early 1990s.

Cologne were definitely an improved side last season, finishing seventh in the Bundesliga.

They are 17/10 underdogs in the match outright for Thursday’s trip to Nice*


Nice vs Cologne Betting Tips

Cologne don’t appear to have too much to fear on this visit to France on Thursday night.

The German side have made a good start to their domestic campaign and should be right in this.

The away win does pique interest at 17/10 for Nice vs Cologne betting tips*.


Key Facts – Nice vs Cologne Selected Stats

  • Nice have failed to score in four of their last six in all tournaments
  • Cologne have lost only one of seven matches in all competitions this season
  • Cologne have lost their last five away games in Europe


To take things a little further we are going to pull Nice’s lack of goalscoring into the picture.

It’s been a poor return of 4 goals in 6 league games by them in this campaign.

So the Cologne to win to nil play at 17/4 is the second of our selections with William Hill*

* all odds recorded 19:12 GMT on 7th September 2022 2022 at William Hill

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The Best Betting Odds For Nice vs Cologne

Nice to win: 7/5 at William Hill
Draw: 17/10 at William Hill
Cologne to win: 11/5 at William Hill