Marseille vs Nimes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 21st December 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
Marseille are in 2nd place in the league and are 7 points behind PSG and have played a game more. So the clubs objective will be to finish in 2nd and qualify for next seasons Champions League. Pressure is on to win this game since they drew last weekend against Metz and that has let in Lille who sit in 3rd place just 4 points behind.
Marseille were able to rest this week as they had already been knocked out of the French League Cup. Form is good and the club have not been beaten in over a month. Marseille has lost just 1 game at home so far this season and have 20 points from a possible 27. Their last match here ended in a 3-1 victory over Bordeaux.
Nimes did have to play in midweek in the League Cup and it was a game they lost at home to Saint Etienne by 2-1. How much did that take out of the club and being knocked out is always a sucker punch. The club don’t have far too travel for this match but it is still away game and will be very tough. Nimes form is poor with just 1 point won from the last 15 and they come here after losing 3 games in a row. The club are in 19th place and are 5 points from safety.
Marseille vs Nimes: Head to Head
- Last season Marseille won this fixture 2-1.
- The clubs have only played each other 3 times in recent history and there is a 100% success rate to see over 2.5 goals and both teams to score.
- The last two meetings has seen more goals in the 2nd half.
Marseille vs Nimes: Prediction
We can’t see past a Marseille victory here. The team are playing their last game at home of the year and will want to finish on a high. They have a decent record over Nimes, they have had rest in the week and are in 2nd place compared to Nimes in the relegation zone.
Also, Nimes away form is very poor with no wins this season, it seems highly unlikely that a team also suffering from a lack of confidence can get a win here.
The home side are odds on to win around 1.30, so that offers no value but we will still take them to win on the handicap, and we think Marseille have goals in them for this game.
Marseille vs Nimes: Bet Tips:
Marseille to beat Nimes with a -1 Handicap 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Dario Benedetto (Marseille) at 1.91 (10/11).