Hi, pals! This week, I’ll go back to France for some interesting matches in Ligue 1 and the first one we will analyze together is between Olympique de Marseille and Nîmes Olympique. This match counts for round 20 and it will be held next Saturday at Orange Velodrome.
Marseille, the home team, are in the 6th spot of the league table after 17 games played – they are 2 games behind everyone else. They have a total of 32 points with 9 wins, 5 draws, and 3 losses; plus, a record of 25 goals scored versus 16 goals conceded. In their last 5 games, they have managed to win only once, draw twice, and lose twice. Marseille are not in their best shape now and don’t forget that they are coming from UEFA Champions League where they failed to move forward. Now, their only focus will be the league, but of course, they will need to improve their performance if they want to escalate positions on the league table.
As for the visitors, Nîmes, they are at the bottom of the league table with only 12 points after 19 rounds and a record of 3 wins, 3 draws, and 13 embarrassing losses. The goal record consist of 14 goals scored and 40 allowed. In their last 5 games, they have 1 draw and 4 losses with 3 of them in a row. They are used to lose by big margins, but against this opponent, I think they stand a chance with a small handicap. They will keep fighting to escape the relegation zone and they still have half a season to do it.
Again, as we hare half-way Ligue 1 season, it’s worth noting that the first leg match-up was taken by Marseille 2-0 last December. As I mentioned already, Marseille are not in their best shape so, I don’t think they will manage to score many goals, which is why I’ve decided to support the visitors with a +1.25 AH at a good odd. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits for this match, sign-up for the best betting software, VIP-IBC. Good luck if you decide to follow my pick!