On 20 April, the Vélodrome will host a match in the 33rd round of the French Ligue 1. Local Marseille face Nantes. The hosts are unconditional favourites. Can they live up to that status? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at promo code for 1xbet.
Marseille are the visitors at the Parc de Prince. Sampaoli’s charges played their usual high quality game, but still lost to their crucial rivals 2-1. In my opinion, the difference in class had an impact.
Having suffered a defeat against the Metropolitan side, Olimpic’s unbeaten streak of four straight wins was interrupted. Besides, for the first time in 4 rounds, they scored less than 2 goals against their opponents.
Marseille remain in 2nd place in the standings. After 32 rounds, they have 59 points on their books. The gap from third position is 3 points. The Sky Blue must not be complacent – otherwise they risk missing out on 2nd place with Rennes.
The team have picked up 6 points in the last 2 home games. But Marseille’s overall stats in the home arena today don’t look so confident: 7 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats. 26 goals scored and 17 conceded.
Nantes played last round against Angers and should have earned 3 points. “The Canaries looked much better than their opponent, and they had plenty of great chances to score far more than 1 goal. But the reality was that the referee’s final whistle recorded the score at 1-1. For Kombouaré’s side, it’s their second consecutive draw. Overall, the unbeaten streak now stands at three matches (two draws and one win).
Not so long ago, the Yellow Greens were at the top of the table, and even claimed the European Cup. Today, they are in 10th place, with 47 points. Now the chances of a place in the top 5 also exist, but they are more theoretical. They are 6 points behind the 5th position.
Nantes are having a hard time on the road. In 16 games, 17 points have been earned.
Statistics of personal meetings
Nantes, despite the fact that they perform very well at home, in the first round lost to Marseille 0-1.
In the last round of Ligue 1, the Provençal side were 3-1 stronger than Nantes at home.
In the last 6 encounters at the Velodrome, both sides have gone both ways.
In the previous 7 games, Marseille have consistently scored at least 2 goals each.
Marseille vs Nantes. Outcome with cf. 1,65
Tournament motivation is present both for the home team and the guests. The visitors are trying to hold the 2nd position in order not to lose a direct ticket to the Champions League group stage. Obviously, the Provençal side will now play to win. And although they are not shining at home this season, their away opponents are not impressing either (17 points earned in 16 games).
Both teams will probably not be able to perform at their best. But the Provence have a higher class, which should help them now.
My prediction is to win 1.