The home side Vitesse have had a woeful European campaign so far, albeit in a rather tough group. A loss last time out for Vitesse sealed their fate and they were knocked out of the competition. They lie bottom of the group on two points trailing behind Waregem, Nice and Lazio. Second placed Nice find themselves seven points better off than Thursday’s opposition and have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League. Vitesse will look at this match as a chance to play for pride as much as anything else. A win would give them confidence and momentum heading into the winter period, although they certainly have a tough task on their hands ahead of them.
As you would expect, form is certainly a bearing on the potential outcome of this game. Dutch side Vitesse have struggled for consistency and any real form this season. Their knockout from the Europa League and recent struggles in the league has left them lying in a perilous position. A continual slide could well write their season off and they could miss out on a chance at qualifying for this competition again come the end of the season. Nice themselves have really struggled for form in their domestic league and find themselves in 13th placed compared to their 3rd placed finish last season. The French sides lack of consistency has been their downfall this season. Following a run of six straight defeats they have managed to put together a run of four wins in their last six as they look to improve going forward. It’s likely Nice will still be strong going ahead in this fixture, and after winning 3-0 last time these two sides met, they’ll be confident ahead of this match up.
With only two wins in their previous nine home games, its hard to see where Vitesse will cause the French side many problems. Vitesse have only managed four goals in the whole competition so far compared to Nice who have scored three times as many. Vitesse’s record in the competition leaves little to be desired too. The Dutch side have failed to win in any of their last eleven outings in this competition and we don’t see them doing so here either. For our preview tip we are backing Nice Draw No Bet, considering the statistics taken into account here. Nice also possess a number of goal scoring threats. Mario Balotelli being one of their main threats, makes him a good anytime bet. He has bagged four goals already in the competition and we fancy him to improve on that here. For our correct score prediction, we are backing Nice to win 2-0.