Total over 2.5

After the humiliating defeat in the 1/32 finals of the French Cup against the team of the third league – “Le Puy” (0: 1), the management of “Nice” dismissed Lucien Favre, who was the head coach.

The team’s new manager was Didier Digard, under whose capable leadership the team went undefeated for 11 consecutive matches in all competitions. The team started to act much more aggressively in the last period, applying strong pressure.

The outcome of the confrontation with the Sheriff goes far beyond the personal ambitions of the Eaglets. They remain the only ones to represent France’s top tier in European competitions and compete for UEFA coefficients with the Netherlands and Portugal.

“Szeryf” clearly did not deserve to lose in the first match, because in the expected goals he overtook his rival (1.3: 0.3). But the events that took place in the previous phase of the tournament inspire confidence. At that time, the “wasps” lost at home to “Partizan” (0:1), and on the road they managed to win with a score of 3:1.

On the eve of this meeting, the “yellow-blacks” after 4 months of inactivity opened the new season in the national championship with a match against Balti (1:0). Such a long break could not but affect the physical form. The current level of training was enough to retaliate against the Serbian team, but it is unlikely to be enough against the “Nice” summit.

Nice is very motivated and can easily take advantage of the sheriff’s mistakes, which are forced to play more openly. I’m hoping for a good match.