Nantes vs Marseille
French Ligue 1, Season 2017/18
Date: Saturday, 12th August 2017
Kick-off at 16:00 UK / 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes
Nantes welcome Marseille in the second round of French Ligue 1.
Preseason announced an underwhelming period for Nantes. Unfortunately, it turned out that the hosts are yet to acquire the desired form as they were beaten 3-0 by Lille. However, they host Marseille in the first game of the season in front of their own fans so they will be hoping to grab a victory that will significantly boost their confidence.
Nantes will be without suspended Kwateng and injured Kayembe.
On the other hand, the visitors have made a clear statement at the start of the season. Marseille outplayed Dijon with 3-0 at Stade Vélodrome in front of almost 51 thousand fans. It was a perfect overture for this season as Marseille want to join PSG and Monaco in the top of the league. Their preseason went perfectly as they are yet to be defeated.
Marseille will be without injured Payet and N’Jie.
Nantes vs Marseille: Head-to-head
The two sides met earlier this year – in February when Nantes triumphed 3-2 at the very same venue. Nantes and Marseille tend to draw often in their matches, especially when Nantes are hosting.
Nantes vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille are fired up for the upcoming season, so Nantes will have a hard time to repel their opponents from their goal. Nantes are having a hard time to adopt 4-4-2 formation as the goals are missing out despite fielding two strikers. Marseille are enjoying being offensive and 4-3-3 perfectly illustrates their capabilities. The away side will play for a goal more this season, but the crucial thing is to make sure the players are healthy as their squad depth isn’t optimal. Marseille are justified favorites in this contest so the handicap is well set.
Nantes vs Marseille: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Over 2.5 goals at the odds of 2.05.
If you prefer higher risk and reward you can go for Correct Score 1-3 at the odds of 17.00.