December 23, 2017
5 months under the magnifying glass
A look back on the Gym’s first half of the season using a series of statistics.
→ Nice’s biggest victory in the first half of the season came against Monaco: 4-0, on 9 September.
→ Only Paris have made more passes (12,788) and boast a better pass completion rate (89.5%) than Nice (11,015, 87.6%) in Ligue 1 this season.
→ Only Lyon have a better shots on target % in L1 in 2017/18 (54.9%) than the Aiglons (52.2%).
→ Nice have had an average of 57.9% possession in L1 this season, only Paris (68.1%) and Marseille (58%) have done better.
→ Nice are the team who have made the least number of substitutions in Ligue 1 this season (47).
→ Only Toulouse have won more penalties (8) than Nice (7) in Ligue 1 this season. The Gym have scored 6, more than any other side.
→ The Red and Blacks are the only side in Ligue 1 in 2017/18 to not have conceded from a penalty. Walter Benitez has saved 2 in Ligue 1, the joint highest total alongside Mike Maignan.
→ Mario Balotelli is Nice’s top scorer from the first half of the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season (10 goals). Only Edinson Cavani (37) has had more shots on target than the Italian (29) in the top-flight this season.
→ Pierre Lees-Melou is the Nice player with most assists so far this season in Ligue 1 (4). He is the only Aiglon to have played in all 19 matches of the first half of Ligue 1 2017/18.
→ Bassem Srarfi is the Niçois who has come on as a sub on the highest number of occasions in Ligue 1 this season (7). On the other hand, Vincent Koziello & Allan Saint-Maximin have been replaced the most during games in the first half of the season (7).
→ Arnaud Souquet is the Nice player who has been involved in (192) and won (111) the most duels in Ligue 1 so far.
During the first half of the season, Lucien Favre’s side have found the back of the net on 24 occasions in the league. Where, when and how have Nice’s goals been scored?