This Friday, August 11, 2017 (10:00 AM Pacific) Nice will host Troyes at the Allianz Riviera for a match in the second week of the French Ligue 1. Both teams have very distinct goals this season but have the same motivation to get the three points from the game which should make for a thrilling encounter.
How to Watch Nice vs Troyes
The Nice vs Troyes match will be broadcast this Friday, August 11 at 10:00 AM Pacific:
TV Schedule: beIN Sports, beIN Sports En Espanol
Watch Live Online: Sling TV (Watch 7 Day Free)
Nice was a revelation in the 16-17 Ligue 1 campaign, finishing third behind PSG and Monaco, earning a spot in the UEFA Champions League. Lucien Favre has not been very active this transfer window, which is a positive as Les Aiglons have managed to keep the strong core that led the team to success last season.
The principality side will look to repeat their success from last season but are off to a shaky start this season, coming off a 1-0 defeat against St-Etienne away from home in the first matchday of Ligue 1 play. Nice did surpass Ajax in the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 2-2 draw in Amsterdam and will now look for its first three points in this new Ligue 1 season. This is a must-win game for Le Gym coming up against a much weaker opponent at home and is the type of game where points cannot be dropped.
Troyes also had a very successful 16-17 season, finishing third in Ligue 2, achieving promotion through a playoff series against Lorient. Manager Jean-Louis Garcia has found immediate success with the club and will now look to stay up in the top flight of French football for another season.
The Northern French side had a decent start to this season, achieving a 1-1 draw against Rennes at home. 20-year-old Samuel Grandsir gave Troyes a lead at the start of the second half but the home team was unable to maintain its lead throughout the encounter. This game should be a challenging task for Garcia’s men and should prove to be an entertaining affair at the Allianz Riviera.