Caen and Nice will be facing each other at the Stade Michel d’Ornano on Saturday night, with both sides looking to put their opening round defeats behind them. Caen were thrashed 3-0 on the road at Paris Saint Germain last weekend, delivering just one shot on target for the entire duration of the game. Meanwhile, Nice have suffered an unexpected 0-1 home loss against Reims, in a game in which they had over 15 goal scoring attempts. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Caen were very lucky to survive in Ligue 1 last season and they managed that despite the fact they were on a ten-game winless streak towards the end of the campaign. Their home form over the past four months have also been poor, as they are currently on an eight-game winless run. The only good thing is that Caen are unbeaten in their last three home meetings with Nice in Ligue 1.
On the other hand, Nice haven’t had the best Ligue 1 campaign last season, and we expect them to struggle even more this season after the departure of their top scorer Alassane Plea during the summer. They had plenty of goalscoring opportunities against Reims on the opening round, but they only managed to deliver one shot on target.
Both sides looked poor in the first round, but Nice should still be able to grab at least one point from this trip. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Nice Draw No Bet at odds 1.90.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Nice Draw No Bet at odds 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
Caen’s form over the past five months have seen them win just once in their last 17 games across all competitions. That sole victory came against Angers in a friendly game during their pre-season campaign. Meanwhile, Nice are undefeated in their last three meetings with Caen in Ligue 1, including a 4-1 home win in their most recent game. Our preview fancies Nice Draw No Bet at odds 1.90.
Caen to win at odds 2.50
Caen vs Nice Draw at odds 3.10
Nice to win at odds 2.90
Correct Score odds
Caen have scored just twice in their last six home games across all competitions. Actually, they have failed to score in six of their last seven fixtures. Meanwhile, Nice have also struggled to find the back of the net of late, but they definitely have better-attacking options than Caen. Our correct score fancies Nice to win 1-0 at odds 7.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Nice to win 1-0 at odds 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Three of the last five meetings between these two teams have see few than three goals. Caen managed to score just two goals in their last seven fixtures, while Nice have failed to find the back of the net in their most recent three games. Our total goals prediction expect under 2.5 goals at odds 1.57.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]Under 2.5 goals at odds 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Mario Balotelli should be able to lead the attacking line here as his suspension is finally over. He has been Nice’s top scorer last season with 18 goals under his belt and he will be eager to kick off this campaign in a similar manner. Our first goalscorer prediction is Mario Balotelli at odds 5.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Mario Balotelli at odds 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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