Marseille vs Nantes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
There is no love lost between these two historic sides who are very big rivals in French football.
Marseille are going for a European position and have an outside chance to qualify for the Champions League. They have had an up and down season but come into this game with back to back wins. Their last match was a 3-1 win over Guingamp.
They will be happy to be at home where they have won 10 games from 16 played and are unbeaten in their last 5 games and have lost here just two times this season.
Marseille are 5 points from a Champions League finish with Saint Etienne in between them and this game will be seen as the last chance to make advancements on the league but at the same time the ball is not in their court and they will have to hope that both Lyon and Saint Etienne drop points.
Nantes are in 13th place with 40 points and very much safe but too far for a European place. Despite this, the club are actually playing good football and have found form. They have won their last 3 games in a row which includes beating Lyon and PSG, and they have scored 8 goals in that time.
But Nantes are a quite different side away from home and have no wins since February 13th when they beat Caen. They have lost 10 of their 16 games and their last match on the road ended in defeat against Toulouse.
Marseille vs Nantes: Head to Head
Earlier this season Nantes beat Marseille 3-2.
Last season this fixture ended 1-1.
Nantes haven’t won at Marseille since 2013.
Marseille vs Nantes: Prediction
Nantes have been great, but they have had the luck of having played their last 3 games at home and keep failing when they have to travel. Marseille’s ground is one of the most difficult to get something from and Marseille themselves are in good form.
We believe that the team will ease to victory for this match. Marseille have to treat this game calmly because Nantes will still come here with plenty of confidence after beating quality sides like PSG and Lyon. But we can only see a Marseille victory at the weekend.
Marseille vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Nantes at 1.50 (1/2)
Anytime goal-scorer: Florian Thauvin (Marseille) at 2.25 (5/4).