Nice vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday, 28 August 2019
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
Nice are currently strutting their stuff with back to back wins and have collected maximum points from their games so far. The squad pulled off an impressive 2-1 win in their most recent clash on the road against Nimes, while at home they took down Amiens by the same scoreline.
Marseille have not got off to the start that they were hoping for, and are surprisingly without a win in their new campaign. The visitors got off on the wrong foot in their opener with Reims at home, while their previous match saw them play out a passive stalemate against Nantes.
However, it needs saying that the visitors did show promise in that latter clash and would have come away with the win as well, had it not been for Beneditto’s miss from the spot.
Nice vs Marseille Head to head (h2h)
- Marseille have registered the win in five of their last six fixtures.
- Their last encounter saw Nice lose by a 1-0 scorecard.
- Nice have not kept a clean sheet in their last five matches.
- Five of their previous seven meetings have seen both teams find the back of the net.
Nice vs Marseille Prediction
The home team are on a two-match winning streak at the moment, both of which though, were against sides that finished outside the top five last time around. The away side, who came in fifth in the previous edition, are undoubtedly a much more competitive bunch in comparison and have not succumbed to defeat in their last four Ligue 1 games away from home.
Furthermore, Marseille have been coming out on top in their previous two visits to this venue, and have also scored five goals in those clashes while conceding just twice. Considering that the visitors were also deprived of a win by the narrowest of margins in their last trip on the road, it looks likely that they will be putting in the extra effort to ensure that they pick up all three points this week.
The hosts have scored four goals so far, three of which came in the opening forty-five minutes of the game. Taking into account that Marseille have not been at their defensive best so far either, expect both teams to find the back of the net in this one, with Nice more than likely to get their names on the scoresheet before the teams head for the break.
Nice vs Marseille Betting tips
Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5)
Nice to score in first half @ 2.25 (5/4).