It has been a disastrous start to the new season for Lyon, and the pressure will already be rising on Laurent Blanc. They will continue their search for a first league win of the season this weekend when Nice have home advantage.
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A lot was expected of Lyon before a ball was kicked this season after huge changes both at the highest level and in the dugout. However, the French giants have struggled in each of their opening two matches, and they are already languishing in the relegation places. Lyon have scored just two goals in their first two matches, but they have already conceded six.
Lyon were extremely underwhelming in their second match of the season, as they were brushed aside by Montpellier. Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal for the hosts, but he was later sent off, meaning that he will miss this trip to Nice. Lyon have started the season with successive defeats for the first time since 1966-67. However, they have never previously lost each of their opening three matches of a top-flight campaign.
Nice come into this home match with an unbeaten record, as they have been held to draws in each of their opening two matches. The most recent of those was picked up against Lorient, as Evann Guessand netted the opener for Nice before their rivals equalised with 13 minutes remaining.
Their home record is a factor to consider this weekend, as they have suffered just two home defeats from their last 16. Nice have also lost just once in their last eight matches in Ligue 1, which is an excellent turnaround in their form after suffering three successive defeats.
Nice vs Lyon Head to Head
Lyon have recorded just three wins from their previous ten Ligue 1 matches against Nice. Over the same period, Nice have recorded six victories, which includes a 3-1 win in this exact fixture at the end of last season. But, Lyon have still won 25 of the previous 40 league encounters between the sides.
Nice vs Lyon Prediction
It has been a dreadful start to the new season for Lyon, and there will be intense pressure on the players this weekend. Therefore, we will be siding with Nice to continue their excellent record in this fixture on Sunday. We could see one goal being the difference between the rivals.
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