Since commencing their campaign with an unexpected 1-0 victory over Rennes, Lorient has been extremely good. They’ve won seven more games afterwards and have only lost once. However, their most recent two contests ended in draws, so they will want to turn things around.
Despite signing some well-known players during the summer, Nice’s performances have often fallen short of expectations. Just three of their 12 games have they won. Nice hasn’t suffered a league loss since October 1, and they’re expected to go to the UEFA Europa Conference League knockout rounds.
Undoubtedly, Nice has more well-known players than Lorient, but this season, Lucien Favre’s team has had trouble getting going.
While Lorient has played well overall, especially in attack, they will be without their leading scorer Terem Moffi for this match due to injury.
However, the hosts will be quite confident going into the game, although Nice could be worn out by their midweek European efforts. A home victory therefore seems plausible.
Prediction: Nice 2-1 Lorient
Lorient has won twice, Nice has won twice, and there have been two ties in their most recent meetings. But since 2014, Nice has only triumphed once at the Stade du Moustoir.
Lorient’s impressive rise to the top of Ligue 1 has been made possible in great part by their offensive. Only three teams have scored more goals than them: Paris St. Germain (32), Rennes (25), and Lille (25). They have scored 23 goals.
Only Ajaccio (8) has scored fewer goals than Nice’s 11 so far this season. Top scorer Andy Delort has contributed five of their goals, but alarmingly, he is questionable for this match.
Terem Moffi of Lorient has (8) more goals this year than just three other players combined.
Four Ligue 1 players this year have got two red cards, including Jean-Clair Todibo of Nice. He has also been sent for duty in Europe.