Nancy vs Marseille
France Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 21st April 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Marcel Picot, Nancy.
Nancy’s win the other week over Rennes meant little when they unexpectedly went on to lose away to Nice, even though they showed good fight in the early exchanges of that match. The club are hanging onto safety in 17th place only by goal difference and now they will face a difficult tie as they welcome Marseille.
Nancy has just 1 win in their past five games with the other matches all being losses, which has been a real confidence to a club who could well be playing in Ligue 2 next season, and yet just two wins could well change all of that. They have the equal worst record of games lost at home this season with 8 and from a total haul of 48 points at home they have just 20.
Marseille got a fantastic result over Bordeaux with a crushing 4-0 victory at Stade Velodrome and the club have put real pressure on Lyon to grab that final European place. They are in decent form too where they have no losses in the last five weeks.
Whilst Marseille have won just 3 games away from home this season they are unbeaten on the road in their last 3 games. However they have failed to score in their last two away games.
Nancy vs Marseille: Head to Head Stats
Marseille got an easy 3-0 win earlier in the season in this reverse fixture. The last 5 games played at Nancy have all been victories for Marseille who like coming to this ground. On 4 of these 5 occasions, Marseille have been able to score at least 2 goals. Nancy have not beaten Marseille at home since 2006 when they won 2-0.
Nancy vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille are in good form and are the better team, but the main difference here is that Nancy will be playing under pressure. For Marseille this end to their season has become more of an adventure and challenge- they are by far the calmer of the two teams and if they can use this to their advantage we can only see one clear winner in this match.
Nancy vs Marseille: Betting Tips
Marseille to beat Nancy at 2.15 with William Hill.