Nimes vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 28 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade des Costières (Nîmes).
Marseille have been the best team in France after PSG this season, and they are taking on the 18th placed Nimes this Friday.
However, the former will have to be on their toes considering the four-game winning streak that Nimes went through in February.
All said though, Marseille are just too experienced and talented to be felled by Nimes.
Nimes vs Marseille Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture was won by Marseille, with a 3-1 scoreline.
- In 2019, the teams fought each other twice, and on both occasions, Marseille recorded wins.
- Not once have Nimes kept a clean sheet at this stadium.
- Both teams have found the back of the net in 100% of official clashes.
Nimes vs Marseille Match Preview
Nimes were defeated on the road the last match-day, by Rennes, with a 2-1 scoreline. It put an end to their inspiring run of four wins.
This streak of wins had helped them to get to the verge of getting out from the relegation zone. Even against Rennes, Nimes almost made it five wins out of five games.
The prior match-day, despite being on the road, Nimes found the back of the net in the 1st minute itself, that too against the third-placed team in the table. However, a red card early in the second half spoiled any chance for a win for Nimes.
And to pile on, Rennes scored the winning goal in the 89th minute, and until then the home offense was put on hold by the relegation-battler.
Meanwhile, Marseille were defeated 1-3 at home by Nantes the prior game week. It was just their second loss in the past nineteen match-days, and due to the 8-point lead the former have at the second spot, over the third-placed Rennes, they are in no immediate danger.
And obviously, PSG are reigning at the top, and will under no circumstance let go of that position. As such, Marseille are pretty much locked in the second spot, and that’s the best where they could aspire to be.
Nimes vs Marseille Prediction
As mentioned, Marseille are the best team in France at the moment, after the Parisians. They had just been defeated at home the last match-day, and will certainly want to get back on to their winning track.
On the other hand, Nimes are in the relegation zone, and are fighting hard to avoid being booted out of the competition. Moreover, Marseille had won the reverse fixture, and they are also on a two-game winning run against this opponent. In addition, not even once have Nimes kept a clean sheet in an h2h encounter as well.
Likely, count on the top-tier Marseille to deliver a win this Friday. However, do note that Nimes are desperate to get out of the relegation zone, and have been performing extraordinarily well in the past five match-days. They experienced an unlucky loss the last game-week, and before that they were on a four-match winning run.
Furthermore, every single official h2h encounter this decade had goals from both teams, and Marseille had lost their latest league game by conceding three goals. On top of that, Nimes have the home advantage too this weekend.
Taking into account all these factors, it’s evident that we are on course for a game with goals from both teams.
Nimes vs Marseille Betting Tips
Marseille to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6).