Great moment for Nice who are producing convincing performances and are also getting positive results.
Last week away at Reims (won 1-0) the defense has been surprisingly stable with confident interventions and no personal errors. It’s been a long time since we saw central defenders Genevois and Bodmer having such confident performances.
Upfront they didn’t create that many opportunities but only because midfielders were also highly active in the defensive phase.
The creativity level will increase this week as Nice will welcome back play-maker Eduardo after he was suspended in the last 2 rounds. His place on the sidelines will be taken by suspended winger Bautheac.
PSG are coming after a humiliating defeat in Champions League (lost 3-1 to Barcelona) after a game in which they were constantly dominated by opponents. Their confidence was undoubtedly shaken especially after own fans started booing them.
If losing the game was not bad enough PSG also lost defender Silva to injury. Midfielder Verratti and striker Ibrahimovic will also sit out as they are suspended.
PSG have been winning games mostly thanks to individual talent that was fully exploited thanks to maximum levels of confidence. It won’t be the case anymore since they are back on Earth now and will also miss 3 important players.
Nice don’t exactly play for anything nowadays but a game against PSG is always a reason for extra mobilization. This is the perfect moment for an in-form and confident Nice to take advantage of a disillusioned PSG side. Nice +0.75 at 2.09
UPDATE: No surprises in the squads
Nice: Hassen, Pouplin – Amavi, Bodmer, Genevois, Palun, K.Gomis, G.Puel – Albert, Carlos Eduardo, Digard, Eysseric, Hult, N.Mendy, Vercauteren – Pléa, Benrahma, Bosetti, Maupay
PSG: Sirigu, Douchez – Aurier, Z.Camara, David Luiz, Digne, Marquinhos, Maxwell, van der Wiel – Rabiot, R.Lacazette, Pastore, Matuidi, Lucas, Cabaye – Bahebeck, Cavani, Lavezzi, Augustin