4th December 2020 – 21:00, Stade des Costieres, Nimes
The 13th round of French Ligue 1 is going to be opened with the clash between Nimes and Marseille on Friday evening. The hosts are searching for an improvement, while the away side wants to continue its winning streak.
Match Preview & Team News
After a very good start of the campaign, a defeat against PSG saw Nimes slumping down the table. They recorded five losses in the last six rounds and slipped to the 16th spot. The hosts are now only three points ahead of the red line, and the relegation battle seems to be the reality for them. Jerome Arpinon’s side scored just twice in the last seven rounds, while their defensive work suffered a lot in that period. Renaud Ripart and the lads need to start converting their chances into goals before too late. Nimes plays particularly poorly at their ground, where they snatched only four points and conceded 15 goals in six games. The home side needs to find the winning formula as soon as possible in order to get away from the danger zone.
On the other hand, Marseille enjoys a four-game winning streak, which launched them to the 6th position. However, they are only four points behind the leaders PSG and have played two games less than their fierce rivals. The visitors have one of the tightest defenses in the competition, while they scored in each of their past seven games in Ligue 1. Florian Thauvin and the lads put the best away performances this season, as they missed the chance to get back home with a win just once. Lyon is the only team that didn’t lose against Marseille at home, as they snatched a 1:1 draw. However, Andre Villas-Boas’ side doesn’t enjoy their Champions League campaign, as they sit at the bottom of the group table with just three points. They managed to beat Olympiakos on Tuesday and keep the minimal chances of continuing their campaign in the Europa League next spring.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Despite having a mid-week effort in the Champions League, the visitors are considered favorites in this clash. We believe Marseille will meet the expectations and take advantage of the opponent’s poor form to get back home with another three points.
Goals Market Prediction
Head to head clashes between these two teams have been very efficient lately. On the last four occasions, neither side managed to keep the clean sheet, and those matches went over a 2.5 margin. We believe that trend will continue in this one as well.
Nimes vs Marseille
Marseille to win @ 1.95
Over 2.5 FT @ 2.15
Correct score 1:2 @ 9.00