Nice vs Villarreal Betting Tips and Prediction. On Saturday, Nice and Villarreal will compete in a friendly match at St. James’ Park.
Last year, the French team struggled in Ligue 1, which led to the firing of veteran manager Lucien Favre.
Francesco Farioli, 34, has been named as the team’s next manager.
The team ended ninth in the league standings with 58 points from 38 games, nine points outside of the European berths.
Nice will try to rebound this weekend after being defeated 2-0 by Sporting Braga of the Primeira Liga in their previous preseason game.
In contrast, Villarreal had a successful La Liga season last year under the leadership of Quique Setien, who took over as manager in October when Unai Emery left to join English club Aston Villa.
With 64 points from 38 games, the Yellow Submarine finished fifth in the league standings, their highest point total in their previous six La Liga campaigns.
The Spanish team will play Newcastle United in their final preseason match after the match on Saturday before returning to competitive action against Real Betis on August 13.
Nice vs Villarreal – Important Points:
Villarreal and Nice will play each other for the first time ever on Saturday.
In European events, the Eaglets have faced Spanish opposition eight times. Of those games, they have won three and lost the other five.
Six competitive encounters between the Yellow Submarine and French teams. Of those games, they have only won one, drawn once, and lost the other four.
Villarreal has gone three games without keeping a clean sheet, while Nice has only done it twice in their past eight games overall.
Last season, eight of Villarreal’s 12 league losses occurred on opposing soil.
Nice vs Villarreal – The Prediction:
Nice has only lost one of their previous seven games before dropping two of their past three games.
They have only triumphed twice in their last nine games played on foreign soil, and they might struggle here.
Villarreal has only won one of their last seven games and is on a three-game losing streak.
Both teams are not playing well, thus a draw on Saturday seems possible.
Prediction: Nice 2-2 Villarreal
Nice vs Villarreal – The Tip:
1 – Results: Draw
2 – Total Goals Over 2 goals: Yes
3 – Both teams will score: Yes
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