Nice who are the league leaders in France, come into this contest with a good 3 point lead and a game in hand against their rivals Monaco and PSG; and will be aiming to continue on their merry way in this game. Nice have been in superb form not losing a single game this season (8 Wins, 2 draws). Their goal scoring exploits have been exciting for all to see as they have netted 20 goals in the 10 games played so far. Their offensive efforts are led by Plea (6 goals), Balotelli (5 goals), Baysee & Cyprien (2 goals each). Balotelli has been in cracking form in front of the home fans netting 5 goals in 4 games started so far this campaign. Despite the strong offensive showing, they have focussed well on the defensive end as well only lets in 7 goals so far to be the best defensive team in the division. With that kind of form behind them, its hard to see how to not back them especially at home in front of their own fans.
Nantes travel away to Nice and are in a difficult situation form wise with just 11 points from 10 games; with their biggest issue is putting the ball in the back of the net. They have only managed 7 goals in their 10 games so far; and that is a struggle for any side if they want to put up points on the table. Nantes in their recent away games have won just 1 of their last 4; that coming against bottom side Lorient. Nantes have been decent as a defensive unit and might keep this game tight for a while, but with the pressure expect from Nice and their fans; its hard to see how long they would be able to hold it out for.