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Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen Betting Tips, Predictions & Odds - Nice’s defensive problems to continue in the Europa League

  • Nice host Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League
  • Match is being played in France at 8pm GMT tonight
  • Nice have lost their last 4 matches in all competitions
  • Nice have lost 6 of their last 7 Europa League matches
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 5 of their last 6 matches and beat Nice 6-2 in Germany
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Bayer Leverkusen beat Nice 6-2 at the BayArena(Getty Images)

Nice host Bayer Leverkusen in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. The French club are going through a rough patch in defence with more goals expected at the Allianz Riviera Stadium.

Nice Form


Nice won 3-0 at Angers but have lost four straight matches since. They lost 3-2 at Slavia Prague and 3-1 against the Czech club to make it six defeats in their last seven UEFA Europa League matches.

Patrick Vieira’s side lost 2-1 at home against Monaco in Ligue 1. Their last match was a 3-1 home defeat against bottom club Dijon.

It was a humiliating defeat that puts Vieira under serious pressure. Nice were 3-0 down before Amine Gouiri got them back into the contest in the 80th minute.

Nice Team News


Nice have a number of players missing. Defence is a problem with Brazilian centre backs Dante and Danilo injured alongside left back Hassane Kamara and right back Youcef Atal.

Midfielders Hichem Boudaoui and Morgan Schneiderlin are suspended. Striker Kasper Dolberg recently tested positive for COVID-19 and is unlikely to feature.

20-year-old forward Amine Gouiri is in fantastic form. The French forward has registered eight goals and three assists in 15 matches in all competitions.

Bayer Leverkusen Form


Bayer Leverkusen have been in fine form after winning five of their last six matches in all competitions. 

The Werkself have won three of four UEFA Europa League group stage matches. Leverkusen beat Nice 6-2 at home, Hapoel Beer Sheva 4-2 in Israel and 4-1 at home.

Peter Bosz’s side drew 0-0 against Hertha Berlin on Sunday. Bayer Leverkusen had 16-5 shots and 1.04-0.52 expected goals, Bosz making just one substitution with few options on the bench.

Bayer Leverkusen Team News


Santiago Arias is injured and Lars Bender is doubtful to start. Tin Jedvaj and Mitchell Weiser are in contention to start at right back.

Central defence is an issue with Sven Bender doubtful and Edmon Tapsoba recovering from COVID-19. Expect centre backs Aleksandar Dragovic and Jonathan Tah to start in France.

Midfielders Charles Aranguiz and Exequiel Palacios are injured alongside forward Paulinho. 

Lucas Alario is due for a start up front with Patrik Schick to get a rest.

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen Head to Head


Bayer Leverkusen have a 1-0 advantage against Nice after winning 6-2 in Germany on 22 October. 

Leverkusen were clinical with Nadiem Amiri, Lucas Alario, Moussa Diaby, Karim Bellarabi (2) and Florian Wirtz on target. Amine Gouiri and Alexis Claude Maurice scored for the French club.

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen Odds


Bayer Leverkusen are 1.70 favourites at Unibet with Nice available at 4.75. A draw can be backed at 4.20 at betfair.

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen Match Up


Nice can score goals, hitting the net in their last 10 matches in all competitions. Their problems are in defence with 11 goals conceded in their last four matches. 

Bayer Leverkusen beat Nice 6-2 and another open game is expected in France. Hertha Berlin were looking for a draw on Sunday but Nice have to win which should ensure an open game.

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen Stats


  • Nice have lost their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Nice have lost 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Nice have scored in their last 10 matches (all competitions).
  • Nice have seen BTTS & over 3.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Bayer Leverkusen beat Nice 6-2 in Germany on 22 October (UEFA Europa League).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have won 5 of their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 3.5 goals in 6 of their last 9 matches (all competitions).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have seen over 4.5 goals in 3 of their last 4 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Bayer Leverkusen have scored 18 goals in their last 6 matches (all competitions).

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen FAQ

What is the Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen best bet?

Nice have scored in their last 10 matches and Bayer Leverkusen have scored 18 goals in their last 6 matches in all competitions. BTTS is the best bet.

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Where is Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen being played?

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen is being played at Allianz Riviera in Nice, France.

When does Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen kick off?

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen kicks off at 20:00 GMT on Thursday 3 December 2020. The match is taking place at Allianz Riviera in France.

What competition are Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen playing in?

Nice vs Bayer Leverkusen are playing in the UEFA Europa League.

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Verdict

Nice have problems in defence which is likely to be exposed against Bayer Leverkusen. I am expecting another high scoring match between these clubs.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes BTTS @-149.25 at William Hill - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 3.5 Goals Total Goals @160.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Leverkusen Win & BTTS: Leverkusen & BTTS Win & BTTS @210.00 at Borgata Sports - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Leverkusen Win 3-1 Correct Score @1100.0 at 888sport - 1 Unit

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