Toulouse and Nice meet at Stadium Municipal, in a match for the 15th round of League 1. The record of direct matches played in this stadium indicates total balance between these two teams, as there was 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 games. Indeed, the last time these teams met at this stadium was on 04-04-2017, in the League 1, they ended in a draw for (1-1). C. Jean (56 ‘) scored the goals of the game, for Toulouse, and V. Eysseric (59’), for Nice. Attention to the home factor, since the Toulouse usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
After 4 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses, the home team is currently in the 14 th position of the league, with 16 points won. In the last match, they have lost in an away match against Dijon FCO by (3-1), after in the previous match they have tied (0-0) at home, against Metz. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 2 wins, 5 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 5 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 home league matches Toulouse has a record of 3 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 11 points out of 18 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (3 out of 6 matches). In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 29 of the last 46 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals. In 14 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 6 matches they suffered the first goal. In the last 8 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 9 goals between minutes (31′-45 ‘).
Toulouse reach this day after a defeat in the field of Dijon, by 3-1, totaling the fourth game in a row without winning the French championship: the only goal of the team was scored by Delort. In this home game coach Pascal Dupraz should keep the team in a 4-4-2, benefiting the middle or low block and the successive attacks by the flanks. Jimmy Durmaz is the great highlight of the team, with 3 goals scored. For this game the home coach can not count on Fuertes and Jacques, both injured.
The away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 14 points won, after 4 wins, 2 draws and 8 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Caen, by (1-1). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Olympique Lyonnais, by (0-5). This is a team that usually shows similar results in home and away matches, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, as in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in away matches; against 6 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses at their stadium. In the last 6 away league matches Nice has a record of 1 win, 1 draw and 4 losses, so they have won 4 points out of 18 possible.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 7 games. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 14 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 8 times and never got the comeback.
The Nice comes to this game unmotivated, after the defeat at home against Lyon, by 0-5, adding the second straight game without winning the competition: the only goal of the team was marked by Edouard. Usually the coach Lucien Favre plays in 4-4-2, benefiting the possession of the ball and attacks by the flanks: Jean Seri is the great responsible for defining the rhythms of the game. However, Mario Balotelli is the best score, with 6 goals scored. For this game the visiting coach can not count on Marlon, suspended, in addition to Obbadi, Ganago and Le Bihan, players recovering from injury.
Insider TIP: Both teams to score / YES – 2.00