Toulouse vs Nice: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
Toulouse and Nice will face each other in the first round of Ligue 1. Hosts have just earned a promotion from Ligue 2. Visitors earned a spot in European competitions, will they start the new season with a victory? The answer is in our prediction.
Toulouse played the previous season in Ligue 2 and managed to win that competition, earning a promotion to the top-tier division of French football. The Violets finished four points ahead of their nearest competitor, suffering a few defeats in the final part of the season.
Philippe Montanier's team played many friendly games during the summer, winning the most of them. Toulouse had a few pre-season matches against teams from other leagues, such as Osasuna (3:3) and Real Sociedad (1:0).
Nice also had a great previous season. Club finished 5th in Ligue 1 and earned a spot in European competitions. After that success club's head coach, Christophe Galtier, was signed by PSG. Nice replaced him with Lucien Favre.
The Eaglets played not too many games during the pre-season. Club recorded only one victory in the summer, beating Torino (1:0). Nice were unable to beat Roma (1:1), Benfica (0:3) and Fulham (0:2).
Two of four latest matches of Toulouse finished with a 1:0 score
In three of five latest matches of Toulouse only one side scored
Nice failed to win the first half in two of four latest games
We are expecting many goals to be scored in this match. Opponents are ready for the new season, so players will show all their offensive skills in an effort to get three points.
Our prediction - total over 2,5 goals
We think that Nice are slight favourites in this game. Toulouse will surely try to get the victory in their first match back to Ligue 1, but Nice is a strong opponent. The Eaglets are unlikely to lose points today.
Our second bet is on Nice to win the match