Nimes vs Marseille
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 19 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costieres, Nimes.
Ligue 1 newcomers Nimes have started off on the right foot and we’ve seen them beat Angers in a 3-4 thriller where they scored three goals late in the game and snatched important points early in the season. They now host Marseille hoping to build on the success but it’s fair to say they’re in for a much tougher task.
Les Phoceens come into the match on the back of a convincing 4-0 win over Toulouse and they’re regarded as one of the top forces in French top flight this term, as Rudi Garcia surely wants them to show off such a character at Stade des Costieres too.
They have been more unpredictable through the pre-season but we have seen them earn a real confidence booster in front of the home crowd and we now hope to see a really motivated outfit, where Marseille seem to have more depth in quality and chances to turn this one their way.
Nimes vs Marseille: Head-to-head
- This is the sides’ first competitive head-to-head clash ever as Nimes only joined the Ligue 1 for the first time.
- Marseille have more depth in quality and will look to show off as dominants on the day.
- Nimes have shown off as a tough side to beat in friendlies, holding Marseille to two draws and suffering a narrow 0-1 loss in July 2016.
Nimes vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille have started the season strong and we now expect them very confident in Nimes too, led by an in-form attacking line with Florian Thauvin, Velere Germain and Dimitri Payet all impressing early on. We’ll thus back them to secure the points and go for an Away win, which comes at a good-looking 1.78.
It’s lucky for them to have a furious attacking line at this point as they could have to outgun the rivals to snatch the points, as Nimes also come in great spirits after a Matchday 1 win, having found the net four times. With that in mind, we’ll now also stick our necks out for Over 3.5 goals – hoping to see both sides motivated going forward once again.
Nimes vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Marseille to win @ 7/9 (1.78).
Over 3.5 match goals @ 17/10 (2.70).