Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Dijon Nice put an end to their six-game losing run in all competitions and they will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they face Caen at Stade Michel d’Ornano. Les Aiglons sit in the danger zone in the Ligue 1 standings, but given the quality of Lucien Favre’s team, the visitors should quickly climb to the top half of the table. Nice are not regarded as good travelers, but we predict that in-form attacker Mario Balotelli and his teammates are going to pick up all three points from Sunday’s football match against Caen. The hosts suffered an embarrassing 5-0 loss to Olympique Marseille at Stade Velodrome on Matchday 13 and, taking everything into account, they are unlikely to upset les Aiglons this weekend. In their last meeting in the Ligue 1 the two teams played out a 2-2 draw.
Highlighted Player (Stef Peeters):
Stef Peeters is a Belgian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Ligue 1 side Caen. After making only five appearances for Racing Genk (2011-2015) he was loaned to Sparta Rotterdam in 2013. At the end of the 2013/2014 season he signed a loan deal with fellow Dutch club MVV Maastricht and in 2015 he signed a permanent contract with the club. In 2016 Stef Peeters joined Sint-Truiden and it has to be noted that he scored five goals in 39 appearances for the Belgian club. The midfielder then (2017) moved to France to sign a four-year deal with Caen and he is going to wear No. 8 on his shirt in the 2017/2018 season. The Belgian player was born on February 9, 1992 in Meeuwen-Gruitrode, but he has yet to earn a cap for the Belgium national football team. Peeters’ main position is central midfielder, but he is capable of playing as an attacking midfielder as well. The left-footed footballer has a contract with Caen which expires on June 30, 2020.
Highlighted Team (OGC Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.