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Nice head to Stade Vélodrome on Saturday for the Ligue 1 tie with home side Marseille.
For all of our match predictions, pre-game poll and statistics for Marseille v Nice, scroll down (inc. the best betting odds).
Marseille will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Ligue 1 success vs Strasbourg.
In that match, Marseille had 49% possession and 1 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Marseille was Morgan Sanson (72'). On the other side, Strasbourg got 9 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A recurring trait of more recent Marseille games is the number of results with a nil in them.
From their prior sextet of matches before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a losing one. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Ahead of this meeting, Marseille have not lost a league tie with Nice in their last 6 games.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Monaco in Ligue 1 competition, Nice will be hoping to turn things around here.
In that match, Nice managed 62% possession and 8 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Nice was Pierre Lees-Melou (69'). AS Monaco FC got 15 shots at goal with 8 of them on target. Axel Disasi (23') and Sofiane Diop (53') scored for Monaco.
In their last 6 outings, Nice have helped themselves to the sum of 10 goals. Les Aiglons have also scored on each one of those occasions. In that time, they’ve seen 12 goals go against them.
A look at their previous results shows us that Nice:
- have not beaten Marseille when having played them away from home in the previous 3 matches in the league.
- are undefeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
An examination of their past head to head results stretching back to 07/05/2017 tells us that these fixtures have not been fruitful for Nice. They have not been able to register any wins at all whereas Marseille have been dominant against them, finishing as winners in 100% of those games where they have faced each other.
A combined sum of 17 goals were shared by the two clubs in this period, with 12 for Les Olympiens and 5 for Les Aiglons. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The previous league meeting featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 3 on 28/08/2019 and the score finished Nice 1-2 Marseille.
In that game, Nice had 62% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Wylan Cyprien (66').
On the other side, Marseille got 12 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Darío Benedetto (31') and Dimitri Payet (73') scored.
The match was refereed by Clément Turpin.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille boss André Villas-Boas has no fitness worries whatsoever before this match thanks to a completely injury-free squad to choose from.
Team News: Nice
Nice boss Patrick Vieira has to currently contend with reduced team options. Dan Ndoye (Corona virus), Jordan Lotomba (Corona virus), Youcef Atal (Corona virus) and Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) miss out here.
In this match, Nice will surely be able to score against this Marseille side, although it is unlikely to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 advantage for Marseille at the end of the 90 minutes. It should be a decent one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Jacques-Henri Eyraud
Manager: André Villas-Boas
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 4, Champions League (Group C)
⭐ Key Player: Florian Thauvin
Mostly deployed in the Right Wing position, Florian Thauvin was born in Orléans, France. Having played his first senior match for Grenoble in the 2010 - 2011 season, the talented Forward has contributed 3 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 9 appearances.