Nice look a great bet to take maximum points from their live Friday night clash with Lyon.
Nice v Lyon - Friday 19:45, BT Sport ESPN
Nice have had an excellent start to the season as they’ve won six of eight unbeaten games to top Ligue 1 by a point from Monaco, while PSG are three points further back in third. Lyon, meanwhile, have had a mixed start as they have 13 points from their eight games to leave them in 5th, seven points off the pace.
Nice have now won nine of 10 unbeaten home games, keeping six clean sheets and with five of their wins by more than one goal. When hosting top-six sides they’re W3-D1-L2 since the start of last season, with those defeats coming against PSG and Monaco last term. They kept a clean sheet in the other four games, with all three of their wins by more than one goal and with Mario Balotelli in red-hot form, having netted five times in three appearances, we expect the Lyon defence to have plenty of problems.
Indeed, despite the fact that their four road games have been against sides currently in the bottom seven, Lyon have managed to pick up just four points and they struggled when travelling to top-six teams last term, with just one point from their five trips to these sides.
With that in mind, Nice look a massive price to win at 2.65 and since Lyon failed to score in three of these four defeats and also trailed at the break in four of these games, we’re also going to back Nice/Nice Half-Time/Full-Time.