Marseille vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 25th September 2016
Kick Off: 19:45 BST
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille can’t buy a win and they are becoming really good at losing matches 3-2, the same losses and the same score line for two times out of their last 3 matches. They fought and then collapsed against Rennes in their last match where they were leading to 2-1 to give it all away in the final few minutes.
Despite Marseille being in 15th place and having a genuine struggle on their hands they do have Bafetimbi Gomis who scored both goals against Rennes, the striker is in form and should not be overlooked in this game.
Nantes is a place below Marseille in 16th place and in their last game they held onto a 0-0 draw at home to St Etienne.
In their last five games they have lost 3 games and drawn their last two. In truth both teams are as bad as one another. This game will tell us if Marseille can pick themselves up after playing some decent football in recent weeks but still not getting the wins.
Marseille vs Nantes: Head to Head Stats
In Ligue 1 Nantes have only won at the Stade Velodrome once since 2003. Last season this fixture ended 1-1. The last five games at Marseille have been quite tight and Nantes has squeezed in a few draws here. Goals wise there is on recent form a 90% chance for fewer than 3 goals. That is a stat that we cannot ignore.
Marseille vs Nantes: Prediction
Marseille should be able to get their second victory of the season; they have the goals and players in the team to win this fixture at home. Nantes has been poor on the road and the home team will seek out to claim victory early on. Home win.
Marseille vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Nantes at 1/1 (2.00)
Under 2.5 goals at 4/7 (1.57).
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