Marseille vs Nimes
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 13th April 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
In France if it is all going wrong we get to hear the term ‘oh la la’. It was chanted by the Marseille fans at the back end of 2018 when the club were going through their worst form of the season which threatened a top four finish.
Then January came and they signed Mario Balotelli who took off for them scoring 7 goals and has been a fantastic addition to Rudi Garcia’s side as they climbed back into the top 4.
However recent form has been poor again and the club come into this match with no wins in their last 3 games. They have slipped to 5th place and are 2 points behind Saint Etienne, a win is clearly needed now they are back home and playing Nimes.
Nimes are 10th but if they were to surprise Marseille with a win they would go just 2 points behind the club. Form has been good with back to back wins and if they keep up this form they could well nab a surprise Europa League spot.
However this is their final chance to do so, lose this and European football will be a distant dream. Still it has been deeemed a successful season for the newcomers.
The problem for Nimes is that their away form isn’t so great and recently it has been poor as they come into this game having lost their last 3 in a row.
Marseille vs Nimes: Head to Head
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture Nimes beat Marseille 3-1.
The teams have only played each other this century two times, one game a league match the other a friendly but there is a 100% record to see over 3.5 goals.
Marseille vs Nimes: Prediction
Marseille are odds on but given their form that isn’t great value. Both clubs can attack each other and we do expect to see many goals and many goalscoring opportunities so it seems safer to concentrate on this market.
Mario Balotelli will be sure to be firing and ready to go and for Nimes we will be backing Renaud Ripart to score. He is on form scoring in the club last game and he also scored against Marseille earlier this season.
Marseille vs Nimes: Bet Tips
Both teams to score at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer: Mario Balotelli (Marseille) at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Renaud Ripart (Nimes) at 4.00 (3/1).