Nice Vs Lyon Betting Tip: Nice Win – 24 October 2021

Three points to remain in south of France?

Rayan Cherki / Lyon ©IMAGO / PanoramiC 09/25/2021

France Nice Vs Lyon France

Sunday, 24 October 2021 – 12:00 (BST)
French Ligue 1
Odds: 8/5
Bookmaker: WilliamHill
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 22 October 2021)

Preview: Overshadowed slightly by the hotly-anticipated encounter taking place at the Stade Velodrome late that evening, Nice and Lyon will aim to reward those determined enough to catch their lunch-time kick-off at the Allianz Riviera with another humdinger. Similar to last season’s corresponding fixture hopefully, a game Lyon prevailed 4-1 in.

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Nice – Les Aiglons tend to take some stopping at home?

Christophe Galtier has said he expects a response from his team following last week’s 1-0 loss away to newly promoted Troyes. Catastrophic was how Galtier – a Ligue 1 title winning coach last season with Lille – described the performance in round ten as Nice struggled to create a scoring chance of note. This despite spending most of the contest chasing a goal, after falling behind inside the opening five minutes.

That was their worst attacking display of the season, creating a measly 0.57 xGF. It was also a second Ligue 1 defeat in four (W2). A far cry from their form earlier in the season, when going unbeaten through the first five rounds (W3 D2). Nevertheless it has been a strong showing thus far, Les Aiglons sitting fourth ahead of a meeting with Lyon at Allianz Riviera, losing once here in ten prior Ligue 1 outings (W6 D3).

Key Stat: Across their last ten Ligue 1 home matches, Nice accrued six wins while losing only once (0-2 Strasbourg, 16 May), scoring at least twice on seven occasions.


Nice Win To Nil



Lyon – Bosz struggling for consistency on the road?

Les Gones made it four unbeaten in Ligue 1 with an eye-catching win, and a dominant performance to boot, when beating Monaco 2-0 at the Groupama Stadium. It was Lyon’s third win in four league outings in front of their own supporters, where they are yet to incur a single defeat all season. This is in sharp contrast to their exploits on the road, however, having won once in four attempts (D1 L2) when asked to travel.

This is a huge concern ahead of Sunday’s trip to Nice, whose record at home of late is among the very best in the country. Even more alarming is that Lyon have been second best, at least in line with Expected Goals, in all but one away league game this term – the 1-0 win at Nantes, 18th last season, the exception. Then there is Thursday’s Europa League exertions in the Czech Republic to take into consideration.

Key Stat: Last week’s 2-0 home win over Monaco represented just a second clean sheet of the season in Ligue 1 for Lyon, whilst ending a sequence of five successive league games seeing both teams score.

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Nice Vs Lyon Betting Advice

Last season’s meetings between the sides certainly didn’t disappoint, with both encounters featuring exactly five goals as the away side that day prevailed each time. Lyon actually scored four on their last visit here, but a repeat of that 4-1 scoreline seems highly unlikely on the evidence of what we have seen so far this season. Nice boasting by far and away the meanest defence in the league (5 conceded in 10 games).


Nice Vs Lyon – Key Facts:

  • Having amassed identical point tallies thus far, it is Nice who reside two positions better off on account of their vastly superior goal difference (+9 compared to Lyon).
  • Here at Allianz Riviera, Nice remain unbeaten in 2021-22 (W2 D2) having lost one of their past ten Ligue 1 home games (W6 D3) – scoring 2+ on seven occasions over this period.
  • Conversely, Lyon have toiled on their travels so far, beating only Nantes in four away league games this term (D1 L2). They’ve netted just three away goals in total.


That miserly rearguard of the hosts could be crucial on Sunday. Another strong defensive showing could see Nice, who are unbeaten at the Allianz Riviera this season (W2 D2), knick a vital win over one of their main rivals for European football next season without overly exerting themselves. Lyon scoring just three times in four away outings thus far, and never more than once, losing two of these fixtures.

Best Betting Odds – Nice Vs Lyon

Nice – 8/5 (WilliamHill)
Draw – 13/5 (BetVictor)
Lyon – 17/10 (Betfair)