France: Ligue 1
Match start: 19:00 (GMT+2)
According to the first round of French Ligue 1 eight clubs are heading the champions race. These are PSG, Monaco, Marseille, Olympique Lyonnais, Saint-Étienne, Montpellier, Guingamp and Lille Olympique. And it is obvious that the leaders now have 3 winning points.
But here we don’t see the third winner of the previous championship. As Nice that is taking part in the Champions League qualifiers has lost in Saint-Étienne to the hosts of the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard – 1:0.
Future visit to Napoli
But its main task on reaching the next round of the Champions League qualifiers the team of Lucien Favre has solved rather successfully. It has driven from the battle Ajax, Holland.
And now the third winner of the championship of France is getting ready for two matches meeting with the third team of Italian Serie A. The first match Napoli-Nice will be held at 16 000 Neapolitan Stadio San Paolo on the 16th of August, Wednesday.
Wesley Sneijder, the famous Holland playmaker, one of the best football players of the World Cup 2010 South Africa, became new football player of Nice. It happened in Agusts and now he is the free agent in this club.
His best years were spent in Inter Milan. By the way, in 2010 the Nerazzurri for the first time for 45 years became the champions of Europa. And the best players of Inter were Argentinian goal scorer Diego Milito and the new playmaker of Nice Wesley Sneijder.
Prior to match in Napoli, the team of Lucien Favre will play calendar home match of the second round with an obvious underdog Troyes. It is hard to find any other more appropriate opponent. This club is constantly balancing between elite division of French football and Ligue 2. This summer Troyes came back to elite division but almost immediately became the main pretender for another class reduction.
Nice – 1.55, draw – 3.80, Troyes – 6.50;
Our tip: Nice (Asian handicap -1) - odds 1.93 SBOBET