Can Nice Frustrate PSG Once Again?

PSG rarely end up winless in France, but they have failed to beat Nice twice already this season and will run into Les Aiglons again on Saturday.

10Bet LogoBookmaker 10bet has the odds at 2.00 for Nice to avoid defeat again while the odds for a PSG victory are at 1.86.

※ Current Odds Date & Time: March 4th, 9:30 A.M. (EST)

These two first met in December and Nice frustrated PSG at Parc des Princes with a goalless draw. In January, the two met up in Paris again for a French Cup clash and it finished without any scoring once more with Nice winning on penalties.

Nice are having a fine season but the two draws are likely a big surprise even for the team itself. They had managed to avoid defeat against the Parisians just once in the previous seven meetings across all competitions.

The two big results against PSG no doubt gave Nice the belief that they can compete with the very top teams in France and the club is on track to having a historic season.

If it wasn’t for a deducted point for fan trouble, Nice would be sitting second in Ligue 1 and holding an automatic Champions League qualifying berth. The club has never reached the Champions League before so getting there would be very special.

Nice’s form has been a bit inconsistent lately with the team managing to collect only four points in the last four rounds of action, but they should be able to keep fighting for the second spot if Amine Gouiri doesn’t cool off.

The 22-year-old forward had a breakthrough campaign in 2020-21, and he’s elevated his game even further this term with 10 goals and seven assists in 26 league outings. Gouiri is one of only four players in the league with 10-plus goals and five-plus assists for the season.

PSG have their own guy with at least 10 goals and five assists in Kylian Mbappe. So much focus has been on Lionel Messi’s Ligue 1 struggles that Mbappe’s spectacular form has gone a bit under the radar.

Mbappe is second in scoring in Ligue 1 with 14 goals and shares the top spot in assists with Messi having set up 10 goals. He has just tied Zlatan Ibrahimovic for the second-most goals in PSG history and will look to make the second spot on the all-time list his own on Saturday.

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