Nice predicted XI v Montpellier: Morgan Sanson returns, Youssouf Ndayishimiye out

Whilst OGC Nice will recover Morgan Sanson, who has been out for a fortnight with a knee injury, Youssouf Ndayishimiye will miss out on Friday’s match against Montpellier HSC. 

Francesco Farioli revealed on Wednesday that whilst Sanson will return to the matchday squad, he will not start against MHSC. Ndayishimiye was expected to be involved and to start, however, the Burundi international suffered a thigh injury in Thursday’s session and has therefore been left out. He joins Valentin Rosier and Sofiane Diop on the sidelines. 

In the absence of Ndayishimiye, Pablo Rosario is expected to start in the No.6 position, alongside Khéphren Thuram and Hicham Boudaoui, both of whom are lacking form. Terem Moffi is also struggling for form, but he is expected to lead the line, with Evann Guessand once again starting over Gaëtan Laborde. 

Nice likely lineup v Montpellier

Marcin Bulka; Melvin Bard, Dante, Jean-Clair Todibo, Jordan Lotomba; Khéphren Thuram, Pablo Rosario, Hicham Boudaoui; Jérémie Boga, Terem Moffi, Evann Guessand. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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