Marseille vs Nice
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 10th March 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
The big Sunday evening game will see a clash in the South and hopefully a friendly one when Marseille take on Nice.
Marseille have found great form and climbed to 4th place on 44 points and are just five from Lyon. If they want Champions League, they will have to win this game. They have won 13 points from their last 5 games and are looking strong at just the right time. At home they have won their last 3 games in a row and are scoring almost 2 goals a game on average.
Nice slipped up in recent weeks to fall away a bit but they got a win last weekend when they beat Strasbourg and are in 8th place with 40 points. Indeed, if they win here, they would go just one point behind Marseille.
On the road Nice have been very poor with no wins in 2019 and they come into this game having lost 3 matches in a row and have conceded 8 goals in those games.
Marseille vs Nice: Head to Head
Earlier this season Marseille beat Nice away from home 1-0.
Marseille have won the last 4 meetings between the sides.
Nice last won at Marseille in 2015.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals,
Marseille vs Nice: Prediction
Marseille are one of the best form teams in the league and Nice have been poor lately. Therefore, the hosts should be able to win this game and get all three points and will certainly have the bulk of possession.
There is also another story that we should follow which is Mario Balotelli. He switched from Nice to Marseille in January and has been in brilliant form, and he will want to score against his former club, and we will back him to do so.
To sum up, Marseille should have too much for a Nice side who are not travelling well.
Marseille vs Nice: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Nice at 1.50 (1/2)
Anytime goalscorer: Mario Balotelli (Marseille) at 2.25 (5/4).