France: Ligue 1
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+1)
For last two decades the representatives of France in the Champions League were 12 different teams. These are Monaco, PSG, Lens, Metz, Bordeaux, Marseille, Lyonnais, Nantes, Lille, Auxerroise, Toulouse, Montpellier.
And this time together with famous two French usual participants at the Champions League Monaco and PSG its first qualification into the main UEFA tournament is able to gain Nice.
French season champions’ race
On the 7th of April, Friday the host country of the last continental championship will host the regular 32nd round. Let us revise the table position of the leaders:
Monaco – 71 (30), PSG – 68 (30), Nice – 67 (31), Lyonnais – 51 (30) …
It is quite natural that within the next few days all the matches with the participation of three best clubs will attract attention of fans:
Friday, the 7th of April. 20:45. - Lille-Nice ;
Saturday, the 8th of April. 17:00. Angers – Monaco;
Sunday, the 9th of April. 21:00. PSG – Gwengamp.
Three winnings out of seven matches
And now simple arithmetic! The main rival of Nice now is Lyonnais. Now the football team has 51 points and according to the results of the remained 8 matches with 100% success the seven time champion of the country is able to gain 75 points.
And Nice now has 67 points. And in order to pass the qualification round the team of Lucien Favre has to earn 9 points out of 7 matches that is to win 3 home matches. And it is so strange to hear how different popular football editions declare that Nice is still fighting for a champion’s title…
If the team wants to gain a success it has to have in its squad Bernardo e Silva, Radamel Falcao, Ángel Fabián Di María, Edinson Cavani but not only the hero of EURO 2012 Mario Balotelli. That is why it is useless to talk about the ambitions of Nice now.
Now the team of Lucien Favre came to the North of France to play with a middle level football club Lille (13th line) that has returned from Monte-Carlo. As on the 4th of April, Tuesday the champion of France 2011 was fighting during the away match with Monaco at ¼ final of the National Cup and lost with the score (2:1).
And now the rivals will be fighting with Nice for every goals and every cm of the football field. And it would be wise to bet against the favorite.
Lille – 2,40, draw – 3,10, Nice – 3,30.
Lille to win with the handicap (0) - odds 1,71 SBOBET