Nimes vs Marseille Prediction & Tips
Averaging 4.0 goals per game in the last four meetings with each other for Ligue 1 (L1) in any stadium, this clash between Nîmes and Marseille promises to have many goals. Due to their poor performance, Nîmes have lost five (G1) of their last six games in the top flight, and have not been able to score before min. 60 in each of their last nine meetings.
In general terms, the games of the local teams in this season of L1 (G1, E1, P4) have registered the third highest amount of goals per game in the league, with an average of 3.83 goals per game, and in all Stade des Costières league matches, except for two, have recorded more than 3.5 goals. Furthermore, with an average of 1.83 goals after the min. 60 in those six games at home in L1, this game could have a lot of excitement in the final minutes.
Marseille showed how their winning streak extended to four league games – opening the scoring each time – when they defeated Nantes 3-1 at home last weekend. Importantly, each of their last seven league games, except two, was tied at halftime. Marseille have not conceded goals at halftime in six of them.
On the other hand, the visiting team has an impressive streak of 13 matches in a row without losing in L1 as a visitor (G10, E3) – their best streak of this type since January 2009. This record has been achieved thanks to a strong superiority in the final minutes, as Marseille are one of only three L1 teams that have yet to lose a second half on the road (second half: W2, E3).
Players to watch: Renaud Ripart has been Nîmes’ first goalscorer in each of their last nine league games in which they have found their way.
If we exclude the own goals, then Darío Benedetto has scored the first goal for Marseille in each of the last two L1 meetings between these two teams.
Highlight: Referee Willy Delajod has an average of 1.0 penalties scored per game – the second highest of all L1 referees.
Nimes – Marseille FREE TIPS
Marseille – Win @ 1.75
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90