Ligue 1 Predictions: Nice Secure Crucial Win For Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Manager of Nice, Patrick Vieria during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and OGC Nice at Turf Moor on July 30, 2019 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Rich Sellers/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

Another pulsating round of Ligue 1 matches has come to an end, with plenty of talking points and exciting action. Paris Saint-Germain’s game fell to the weather, while the basement battle between Nimes and Metz finished all square. While Rennes, Nantes, Nice and Lille collected much-needed wins, easing the pressure on Nice boss Patrick Vieria.

Ligue 1 Predictions: Pressure Eases on Patrick Vieira

Arnaud Lusamba and Myziane Maolida on Point

Nice collected a much-needed win as they saw off Angers on the Riviera. Goals from Arnaud Lusamba, Myziane Maolida and Kasper Dolberg secured victory. It was a crucial win for Patrick Vieira and his team whose season has flattered to deceive thus far.

The visitors started well when Angelo Fulgini gave them the lead. However, Nice responded well and deservedly levelled through Lusamba, who scored his first Ligue 1 goal. Maolida set up the first and soon got Nice’s second goal. Dolberg wrapped up three points just before stoppage time. The Danish international fired his third league goal past Ludovic Butelle.

Nice climb to 12th, just three points off the Champions League places, while stay third despite their loss.

Saint Etienne Suffer First League Defeat Under Claude Puel

Claude Puel suffered his first league defeat as Saint Etienne boss courtesy of a stoppage-time Rennes winner. It was disappointing first loss for the Saint Etienne manager who saw his team concede the lead, while on the contrary, it was a crucial win for Julian Stephan and his team.

Lois Diony gave Saint Etienne the lead but goals from Raphinha and Damien Da Silva completed Rennes’ tremendous comeback. Saint Etienne suffer a first league loss since mid-September, while Rennes secure a second win in three games.

How Did We Do?

Each week at Last Word on Football, we attempt to predict the results of each match offering stats and viewpoints on each game. Our predictions are in bold on the left with the actual results in italics.

Marseille 2-0 BrestMarseille 2-1 Brest

Lille 1-0 DijonLille 1-0 Dijon

Montpellier 2-0 AmiensMontpellier 4-2 Amiens

Nice 1-0 AngersNice 3-1 Angers

Nimes 2-2 MetzNimes 1-1 Metz

Reims 1-2 BordeauxReims 1-1 Bordeaux

Strasbourg 3-2 LyonStrasbourg 1-2 Lyon

Monaco P-P Paris Saint Germain – Game postponed

Nantes 2-1 ToulouseNantes 2-1 Toulouse

Rennes 2-2 Saint EtienneRennes 2-1 Saint Etienne

Up Next

Matchweek 16 begins on Tuesday 3rd December. All matches kick off Wednesday 4th December at 18:00pm unless stated.

Angers v Marseille – Tuesday 3rd December, 18:00pm

Bordeaux v Nimes – Tuesday 3rd December, 18:00pm

Brest v Strasbourg – Tuesday 3rd December, 18:00pm

Lyon v Lille – Tuesday 3rd December, 20:05pm

Amiens v Reims

Dijon v Montpellier

Metz v Rennes

Saint Etienne v Nice

Toulouse v Monaco

Paris Saint-Germain v Nantes – Wednesday 4th December, 20:05pm


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