Nantes vs Marseille
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 17th August 2019
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stade La Beaujoire (Nantes).
What a great game we have lined up for Saturday early evening in Ligue 1 when these two great rivals clash in only the 2nd Ligue 1 game of the season.
Nantes have a new coach in charge in Christian Gourcuff and the club started the campaign with a loss against Lille. They were playing them away and that was always going to be a difficult fixture against a team who finished as runners up last season. Now they are playing their first home game of the season and the stadium is sure to be a sell out.
There is turmoil at Marseille, who have had a change of coach over the summer and lost some key players. They also lost against Reims at home in a 2-0 defeat and looked toothless. This week they sacked their player and a World Cup winner in Adil Rami. Rami reported injured but was then seen playing in a game on French TV. It is fair to say that this has been a chaotic time for Marseille, can they pick themselves up?
Nantes vs Marseille: Head to Head
Marseille have not beaten Nantes since 2017.
Last season this fixture ended 3-2 to Nantes.
The last 3 meetings has seen both teams to score.
Nantes v Marseille: Prediction
We are going to back Nantes to get the home win. They have a good record over Marseille and the away side just look in a bit of a mess. They have lost too much quality in the summer and it will take time for them to find their feet. In France if there is one team that Nantes want to beat then it is Marseille and given that they are at home we think they can ease to a win here, we will also back both teams to score but the main bet here is to see a home victory.
Nantes vs Marseille: Bet Tips:
Nantes to beat Marseille at 2.50 (6/4)
Both teams to score at 1.80 (4/5)