RC Lens vs OGC Nice Prediction 16.03.2024

RC Lens

RC Lens

1 : 3

OGC Nice

OGC Nice

1

2.11

X

3.54

2

3.85

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  • Competition: France - Ligue 1
  • Date: Saturday, 16th, March 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UTC / 21.00 CET
  • Venue: Stade Bollaert-Delelis (Lens)

Revived RC Lens is eager to continue its push towards Champions League spots as it hosts crisis-ridden OGC Nice at Stade Bollaert-Delelis in the 26th round of Ligue 1 on Saturday.

RC Lens vs OGC Nice Betting Tips: Lens to Win

Despite being unable to receive instructions from their head coach Franck Haise, who was banished to the "sin bin" due to suspension, RC Lens discovered a path to essential three points against this season's surprise package Brest on their home turf, as Ruben Aguilar's header separated the two sides in a slender 1-0 victory.

Having moved up to fifth position with their most recent success, overtaking Saturday's stumbling rivals and standing shoulder-to-shoulder with LOSC Lille in fourth, who hold the ticket to Champions League qualifiers, last season's Ligue 1 vice champions will strive to maintain a 100% record in March to continue their chase for automatic UCL berths.

Tightening their defensive discipline has been a noticeable trend for Les Sang et Or of late, best exemplified by the fact that four of their last five victories have involved shutouts, including both this month, as the northern French outfit aims to replicate the same against OGC Nice, a side they have held scoreless in six of their last eight meetings at home.

Furthermore, the question arises whether the team from the Azure Coast currently possesses the capacity to unsettle the rejuvenated RC Lens, as since they blew away Montpellier in the Coupe de France last-16 clash with a devastating 4-1 scoreline, Les Aiglons have failed to come out on top in any contest out of the last six, suffering loss on six occasions in the process.

While locking down a top-four finish in the domestic campaign still remains within reach, OGC Nice's road form appears alarmingly dismal, considering they've managed to pocket a meager two points out of the available 21 from their previous seven Ligue 1 trips, not to mention finding the back of the opponent's net only twice during that time.

The struggles in the final third of the pitch have become characteristic for Francesco Farioli's side this term, as they share the poorest goal-scoring record in the French top-flight alongside Nantes, entering the scoreboard a miserable nine times in 12 away fixtures so far. With RC Lens also lacking sparkle in attack, coupled with the fact that there have been fewer than two goals in each of their last three H2H face-offs, it appears that a solitary goal could make all the difference between the two Champions League contenders.

RC Lens vs OGC Nice Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. OGC Nice

    2 : 0

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  2. RC Lens

    0 : 1

    OGC Nice

    Ligue 1

  3. OGC Nice

    0 : 0

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  4. RC Lens

    3 : 0

    OGC Nice

    Ligue 1

  5. OGC Nice

    2 : 1

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

RC Lens

RC Lens team news

Alongside the touchline guidance of Franck Haise, RC Lens will also have the 24-year-old Facundo Medina back in defense after the Argentine defender served a one-match ban for accumulating bookings.

Unfortunately, Les Sang et Or will be guaranteed to be without the services of both left-backs Massadio Haidara and Jhoanner Chavez, including midfielder Jimmy Cabot, while Colombian international Deiver Machado remains doubtful.

Last matches of RC Lens

  1. RC Lens

    1 : 0

    Brest

    Ligue 1

  2. Lyon

    0 : 3

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

  3. RC Lens

    2 : 3

    Monaco

    Ligue 1

  4. SC Freiburg

    1 : 0

    RC Lens

    Europa League

  5. Reims

    1 : 1

    RC Lens

    Ligue 1

RC Lens lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 30

    Brice Samba

Defenders

  • 14

    Facundo Medina

  • 4

    Kevin Danso

  • 24

    Jonathan Gradit

Midfielders

  • 29

    Przemyslaw Frankowski

  • 23

    Neil El Aynaoui

  • 26

    Nampalys Mendy

  • 2

    Ruben Aguilar

Forwards

  • 10

    David Pereira da Costa

  • 9

    Elye Wahi

  • 7

    Florian Sotoca

OGC Nice

OGC Nice team news

When it comes to the visiting side, they will definitely step into Stade Bollaert-Delelis without Valentin Rosier, Alexis Beka Beka, and Sofiane Diop, while Youssouf Ndayishimiye is questionable for Saturday's trip due to a thigh issue.

Furthermore, Italian tactician Francesco Farioli will likely have to deploy Maxime Dupe between the posts against RC Lens, as Polish first-choice goalkeeper Marcin Bulka suffered a broken nose in the midweek 1-3 Coupe de France defeat to Paris Saint-Germain.

Last matches of OGC Nice

  1. PSG

    3 : 1

    OGC Nice

    Coupe de France

  2. OGC Nice

    1 : 2

    Montpellier

    Ligue 1

  3. Toulouse

    2 : 1

    OGC Nice

    Ligue 1

  4. OGC Nice

    0 : 0

    Clermont

    Ligue 1

  5. Lyon

    1 : 0

    OGC Nice

    Ligue 1

OGC Nice lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Maxime Dupe

Defenders

  • 6

    Jean-Clair Todibo

  • 4

    Dante

  • 8

    Pablo Rosario

Midfielders

  • 26

    Melvin Bard

  • 28

    Hicham Boudaoui

  • 19

    Khephren Thuram

  • 23

    Jordan Lotomba

Forwards

  • 7

    Jeremie Boga

  • 24

    Gaetan Laborde

  • 9

    Terem Moffi

4 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. RC Lens has kept a clean sheet in four of their last five Ligue 1 victories.
  2. OGC Nice has failed to find the net in five of their last six away matches.
  3. Each of the last three meetings between these sides has seen no more than two goals.
  4. RC Lens has kept a clean sheet in six of their last eight home H2H encounters against OGC Nice.

Main prediction RC Lens - OGC Nice

Under 2.5 goals

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56% winrate

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1 wins in a row

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Team 1 to Win

Best odds:2.11

AH1 (0)

Best odds:1.49

BTTS - NO

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RC Lens vs OGC Nice - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena 4 (Hun), Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Arena Sport (Ser), beIN Sports (Aus), Canal+ Foot (Fra), Canal+ Sport 360 (Fra), Canal+ Sport 5 (Pol), Diema Sport 2, Eleven Sports 1 (Pol), Eleven Sports 2 (Por), MEGOGO, Nova Sport 6 (Cze), Nova Sports (Cyp), Nova Sports (Hel), Sky Sport (Ita), TNT Sports, Voyo (Svk), Ziggo Sport Docu

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Who is RC Lens' player to watch?

With five goals and the same number of assists, Florian Sotoca has been RC Lens' most productive player this season in Ligue 1.

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Who is OGC Nice's player to watch?

Terem Moffi has netted nine goals and provided two assists, making him OGC Nice's top scorer this season.