Another football tip for today as Nice will face Troyes for the matchday number 2 in the french Ligue 1. Nice is clearly the better side here and they will win easily this clash in my opinion.
Nice will have a big test next week against Napoli and they need this win trying to boost their confidence. In the last Champions League play-off round, they knocked out Ajax with two draws while their first match in Ligue 1 was not that good. In fact, Nice lost first game against St-Etienne away from home but that was only the first game and I'm expecting a better performance by them today. Last season, they were the second best team at home (even better than PSG) as they were able to win 14 matches out of 18 played losing only once (in the last home game of the season). Their defense is not working that good at the moment, but It's time for their first win of the season and the home advantage should help them. They will not have Balotelli and Sneijer will not start but this will be not a problem against a weak team. They will be fully motivated with the help of their fans.
Troyes, on the other hand, drew their first game in Ligue 1 against Rennes playing at home. Rennes was the better side but Troyes took even the lead. It's clear that they will fight to not relegated this season as they have not a strong team and they will suffer especially when playing away from home. I don't see them taking a positive result against the 2nd best home team in Ligue 1 last season. It's true that they have played good in the first game but I see them winning most of their points when playing at home...On the road, they are a poor team.
I will bet on Nice to win. I don't want to choose asian handicap because of Nice defense. Anyway, I still see value as odds should be around 1,35 in my opinion. If you want to risk, you can bet on asian handicap but I prefere to stay safe here.
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