Marseille vs Nice
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2018
Kick off at 20:05 UK/ 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille)
The south of France rivals will come head to head once more on Sunday night when Marseille square up against Nice. Both have diffrent objectives. Marseille are looking to claim a Champions League place and Nice are looking to finish 5th and qualify for the play-off places in the Europa League.
The Europa League is special to Marseille right now as they beat Red Bull Salzburg 3-2 on aggregate to reach the final where they will start as underdogs against Atletico Madrid. This is a massive month for Marseille who want to reclaim the title of best team in France. The Europa League final also coincides with the clubs 25th year anniversary of winning the Champions League.
But back to the league and Marseille need to refocus and get ready for a game that should be very fast paced and entertaining on the eye. Marseille’s form is good coming into this game and they have the 3rd best home record in the league where they have lost just 2 games all season at Stade Velodrome.
Nice’s form has been average, whilst it is true that the club have gone over a month undefeated in the league they have drawn too many games recently and haven’t always looked convincing. But they are unbeaten away in the league for the past 4 months and will be 100% motivated to take points from this game as they chase down St Etienne for 5th.
Marseille vs Nice: Head to Head
- Marseille won this reverse fixture 4-2 this season
- There has been 14 goals in the last 3 meetings between the teams
- Nice has won 3 of the last 5 games played at Marseille
Marseille vs Nice: Prediction
Both teams have the motivation and both can choke so the obvious market to look for here is goals and goalscorers. Expect a brilliant attacking game and a tough encounter.
Marseille vs Nice: Bet Tips
- Both teams to score at 1.57
- Over 3.5 goals at 2.50
- Anytime goalscorer: Florian Thauvin (Marseille) at 2.10
- Anytime goalscorer: Mario Balotelli (Nice) at 2.50
- Red card in match at 3.75.