Nice vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 11th September
Kick Off: 19:45 BST
Venue: Allianz Riviera (Nice).
Nice are 4th and seem to be replicating last season where they enjoyed long spells of good form. They are unbeaten on 7 points and have scored just 3 goals but then again they have only conceded 1.
In their last game which was also at home they had a small disappointment with just a 1-1 result against very unpredictable Lille where many thought that Nice would get all three points. Mario Balotelli has joined Nice from Liverpool on a free transfer, a few years ago this would have been a massive signing but the Italian has been out of form for two seasons now. It will give players like Alassane Plea a bolt to do better though and keep their places.
Marseille are just waiting for Marcelo Bielsa to return to the club. They need him back and they need stability. They got off to a terrible start this season and even though they beat Lorient 2-0 it hasn’t changed a thing. Lorient is playing like a relegation team and Marseille were at home.
Nice vs Marseille: Head-to-Head
It’s been 3 games and 4 years since Marseille recorded a victory here and there is nothing that suggests that this will be broken. Last season this fixture ended 1-1. Marseille have won just one match from the past six fixtures against Nice.
Nice vs Marseille: Prediction
Nice have a really good defence and will try to control all aspects of this game. Marseille look like they are feeling a little sorry for themselves. They need to pick up but it’s very hard for us to trust them right now. Everything points advantage to Nice in this game.
Nice vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Nice to be leading at Half Time at 21/10
Alassane Plea to score anytime for Nice at 23/10.