Marseille vs Nimes
France – Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 16th January 2021
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille were dealt a blow in midweek as they lost the French Super Cup final against PSG. The cup is usually played in August but had to be delayed until now and a late penalty by Neymar gave PSG a 2-1 victory.
Now all attentions must turn back to the league for Marseille and it will be interesting to see how the club react at the weekend. No doubt playing Nimes they will be the favourites to win this encounter.
Marseille are in 6th place but they have 2 games extra to play on the top teams and if they won those they would actually be in 4th place but only two points behind the league leaders Lyon.
Form is decent with only 1 defeat in their last four and at home Andre Villas Boas side have won 50% of their games and are unbeaten in their last five. Marseille’s last home match ended in a 3-1 victory over Montpellier.
Nimes are bottom of Ligue 1 with 12 points although a win could lift them out of the bottom three as it is so tight in the league.
Nimes last game ended in a 1-0 defeat against Lille and the club come into this match having lost their last 3 games in a row.
Marseille vs Nimes: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 3-1 for Marseille.
- Marseille have won the last 4 meetings in a row.
- In recent times the clubs have only played each other on 5 occasions. 4 of those matches have seen both teams to score.
Marseille vs Nimes: Prediction
Marseille should have little trouble to win the game but it would be beneficial for the club just to show a little more consistency in the league and win some games in a row.
Traditionally Marseille do very well against Nimes but the results have been close and the home side are around 1.44 to win the game which offers little value.
Our tip then will be for Marseille to be winning at half time which offers a better price and they should get off to an attacking start. Valerie Germain has been on form for the club and we will back him to score anytime.
Marseille vs Nimes: Bet Tips
Half Time: Marseille to be winning at 1.91 (10/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Valerie Germain of Marseille at 2.25 (5/4).