Both teams are ready to usher us into the ninth round of the Ligue 1 schedule as the international break is over. These teams aim to earn another three points to make them level up with their season’s goals.
Paris Saint-Germain is always one of the contenders to win the France Ligue 1 trophy, and they remain unbeaten, making them one of the teams that others would want to avoid in the league.
Ligue 1 Standings
The team has shown how good they can get since the start of the season. Marseille also remains unbeaten as they put the pressure on PSG in the Ligue 1 standings.
And with the number of matches increasing and PSG is set to host Nice, we expect an exciting matchup and increasing competitiveness.
Before we give you our PSG vs. Nice prediction, we would like to preview the game and give a breakdown of the odds as we prepare for the match.
PSG vs. Nice
On the 1st of October 2022, we will witness the ninth round of the 2022/2023 Ligue 1 season as Paris Saint-Germain hosts OGC Nice at the Paris Venue, Parc des Princes.
It will be an exciting game as Paris Saint-Germain would want to maintain their impressive start to the season.
Paris Saint-Germain is first, and Nice is below them in thirteen positions with a difference of about fourteen points. We expect a strong lineup from both teams.
The kickoff is at 02:00 PM EDT, and the referee is Jerome Brisard. Picks for this game will be tricky as both teams want all three points from this tie.
Teams’ Previous Scoreboards
Every team in the league had played eight matches before the international break started. Out of the eight games played, PSG won seven and drew one, giving them 22 points from the possible 24.
Their last three games were against:
- Olympique Lyonnais
- Stade Brestois 29
- FC Nantes
Lionel Messi Scored
The match against Lyon ended in a 1-0 victory. The home team held down Paris Saint-Germain after one of their best players, Lionel Messi, scored. The same happened when they faced Stade Brestois at home.
PSG played well but could not score more than one goal. They had about 61% of the possession over Stade Brest, who had 39%. PSG recorded 13 shots, and Brest had just six.
For the game they played against FC Nantes, they scored more than 2.5 goals. In that game, Mbappe scored twice, and Nuno Mendes scored one to make it three goals to nil.
Nice Eight Games During this Season
On the other hand, Nice have also played their eight games of the season, and their last three matches are not good enough. They won just one out of the three, and they lost two.
Their last match was against Anger, ending in a 0-1 victory to favor the away team. It was a challenging and demanding game for both teams, and they both received red cards.
Anger scored in the 43rd minute to lead at halftime, ending that way in the second half. Before they played against Anger, they faced Ac Ajaccio, and they won; it was their second win of the season.
It was challenging too, but they managed to score a goal in the 65th minute; Andy Delort was the goalscorer of the match.
They received over 4.5 cards which shows how tough they were with players like:
- Jean-Clair Todibo
- Jordan Lotomba
- Melvin Bard
Were given the cards for the fouls.
PSG vs. Nice Analysis
Looking at both teams’ head-to-head games, getting the whole three points might be difficult for PSG. OGC Nice hosted PSG in their last meeting, and they earned three points after Andy Delort scored the only goal of the match.
They also met at the Coupe de France competition, but both teams could not score a single goal in the match, ending the game in a goalless draw.
It shows how difficult it is for PSG to play against Nice, but the current form and stats of the PSG team show that they are the better side now and can outperform the Nice team and win this tie.
Therefore, it might not be too difficult to give a PSG vs. Nice prediction, going by the home team’s impressive start to the season.
The odds for this tie have been set, and looking at the breakdowns; we can see that PSG has the favorite Ligue 1 odds to win this match, even though their past meetings show how PSG could not beat them in the last three meetings.
PSG odds are -588 for this match. Their expected chance of winning is 85%, and they have also won their previous matches with these odds by 85%. In this tie, it will be easier to go with Ligue 1 predictions that favor the home team over the away team.
Nice, on the other hand, still have a chance in this tie if we are to look at their performance whenever they face PSG, but their +1400 odds are too high to beat, and we look forward to the team turning up for this game.
- Paris Saint-Germain’s current squad is strong enough to face the Nice team and earn the three points. Messi
Are the best three duos in the world now, and they showed why as they all scored in their international duties to help their national teams win the matches they played.
So, we expect them to score or assist each other in their next match for PSG on Saturday.
OGC Nice also has a solid and well-coordinated squad to face the PSG. Players like Andy Delort, who scored in their last meeting against Paris Saint-Germain, playing on Saturday, have a chance for the team.
Even though they’ve not started the season well, we expect them to challenge PSG and try to earn a point or three in the match.
PSG vs. Nice Betting Pick and Prediction
Providing a PSG vs. Nice prediction will be challenging as both teams are looking forward to earning another three points, making this tie tricky, especially looking back to their last five meetings.
Nice is looking forward to their third win, while PSG wants to continue their winning streak to defend their Champion perfectly. Based on their season stats, PSG is the better side, and we think the trend will continue.
In that case, our Ligue 1 predictions will favor the home team as they are charged to defend their title. Below is our final PSG vs. Nice prediction and bet pick.
Final Score Prediction: PSG (3) vs. Nice (0).
Pick: Paris Saint-Germain to win (-588)