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Nice make the trip to Stade Vélodrome on Wednesday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home team Marseille.
All Marseille v Nice match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest betting odds.
Marseille prepare for this fixture following a 0-0 Ligue 1 tied result vs Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that match, Marseille had 44% possession and 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. For their opponents, Girondins de Bordeaux got 17 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Marseille have seen rewards for their attempts on goal 5 times in their prior 6 outings. The corresponding number of goals that have been scored against them in those same games amounts to 8.
Coming into this contest, Marseille haven't lost in the league to Nice in their previous 6 matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1 competition, Nice will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that game, Nice managed 45% possession and 13 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorer for Nice was Rony Lopes (50'). Paris Saint-Germain got 16 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Julian Draxler (22') and Moise Kean (76') scored for Paris Saint-Germain.
Adrian Ursea's Nice have had reason to celebrate scoring 9 times in the course of their latest six matches. The total of goals that have been scored against them during that same period equals 6.
Pre-game facts show that Nice:
- have not registered a win against Marseille in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- have not been beaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A review of their past head to head meetings stretching back to 07/05/2017 shows that these fixtures have been a source of anguish for Nice. They’ve not been able to come away with any victories whatsoever whereas Marseille have simply been better than them, winning in 100 per cent of those games played.
In all, 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in these games, with 12 from Les Olympiens and 5 for Les Aiglons. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league fixture between the two was Ligue 1 match day 3 on 28/08/2019 when the final score was Nice 1-2 Marseille.
In that game, Nice managed 62% possession and 12 shots on goal with 3 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Wylan Cyprien (66').
For their opponents, Marseille got 12 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. Darío Benedetto (31') and Dimitri Payet (73') scored.
The referee was Clément Turpin.
Team News: Marseille
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Marseille gaffer to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed group. Christopher Rocchia (Adductor problems) is sidelined. Ineligible players who cannot play in this game through suspension are Pol Lirola, Leonardo Balerdi, Olivier Ntcham, Darío Benedetto and Arkadiusz Milik.
Team News: Nice
Nice manager Adrian Ursea has a number of players out of action. Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Kasper Dolberg (Appendectomy) and Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We’re of the view that Nice will have a tough ask to see themselves scoring against this Marseille side who should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a 1-0 victory for Marseille at the end of this game.
Hopefully it’s a good one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Jacques-Henri Eyraud
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 9, Coupe De France (1/16 Finals)
⭐ Star Player: Darío Benedetto
Typically playing in the Striker position, Darío Benedetto was born in Berazategui, Argentina. After having played his first senior match for Arsenal de Sarandí in the 2008 - 2009 season, the skilful Forward has scored 4 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 21 appearances.