Nice haven’t scored in the last two rounds and unfortunately there are no signs of improvement.
Forward Ben Arfa is still injured and Nice continue to play with central defender Bodmer in the playmaker position. Now there is a huge gap between departments and Nice are forced to build play mostly down the flanks.
The right side with fullback Pereira and winger Koziello was very active last round, but unfortunately Koziello suffered an injury and most likely will miss this game.
Nice are still fighting for a place in Europe, but at the moment they don’t seem to deserve it, judging by how they are performing.
Hosts will miss central defender Baysse who is suspended.
It was very hard for Troyes last round, as opponents scored an early goal and focused mostly on the defensive phase (lost 1-0 to Lorient).
Except building a team for next season and searching for contracts elsewhere in Ligue1, Troyes’ players have nothing to fight for. But those two reasons seem good enough for Troyes to be motivated and make continuous efforts for 90 minutes.
They won two away games in 2016 and also made huge problems for Monaco. The point is even if they are relegated, Troyes are really uncomfortable opponents and most Ligue1 sides have major problems because they underestimate them.
Guests will miss midfielder Camus who is suspended.
Nice are certainly eager to get back on the right track, but last round they were also very pushy and ended up losing 2-0… Nice bring many players upfront trying to push the game forward, especially now since Ben Arfa is injured and defender Bodmer took his place. Troyes will have many open spaces to exploit and hopefully will make the best of this situation. Troyes +1 at 1.94
UPDATE: Nice welcome back important forward Ben Arfa, but will miss midfielder Koziello and defender Baysse who are both suspended. Same bet
Nice: Hassen, Cardinale – K.Gomis, Le Marchand, Ricardo, Bodmer, Genevois, Pied, Boscagli – Seri, Mah.Traoré, Hult, Walter, Wallyson, N.Mendy – Ben Arfa, Plea, A.Mendy, Germain
Troyes: Dreyer, Grandel – M.Dabo, Mavinga, Ngcongca, Othon, Rincon – Azamoum, Ben Saada, Confais, Court, Darbion, Nivet, Pi, Thiago – B.Gueye, Hümmet, Jean