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Marseille vs Nice: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

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        Marseille vs Nice: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips

        Nice make the trip to Stade Velodrome to take on Marseille this Wednesday in Ligue 1. Marseille look to make a late charge for any type of European football next season, whereas Nice are knocking on the door for Champions League Qualifiers.

        • Marseille to win @ 21/20 on BetUK
        • Both teams to score @ 1.47 on SBK
        • Under 3.5 goals @ 1/4 on BetUK

        These odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

        Date: 24/04/2024

        Kick off time: 20:00

        Location: Stade Velodrome

        Both sides have a good shot at playing in some level of European football next season. Marseille will need a win this week to really kick start their late push and Nice need the win to hold off Lens and Lyon.

        Marseille currently sit ninth in Ligue 1 after 29 games. The Olympians have ten wins, ten draws and nine losses, leaving them on 40 points, seven points from European football.

        The Olympians have been average in front of goal this season, scoring 43 goals in 29 games, an average of 1.48 goals a game. Marseille have been better defensively, conceding 35 goals and keeping seven clean sheets.

        Nice sit just above Marseille in fifth in Ligue 1. In 29 games, Nice have 13 wins, eight draws and eight losses which leaves them on 47 points, five points from Champions League football.

        Les Aiglons have also been quiet in front of goal this season. In 29 games, Nice have scored 31 goals which gives them an average of 1.07 goals a game. Nice have been far better at the other end of the pitch, conceding 22 goals and keeping 16 clean sheets.

        Marseille and Nice have met 45 times in their histories. Marseille have the better record in the fixture with 25 wins in comparison to Nice’s 14 wins, with the other six games ending in a draw.

        In the last five games in this fixture have seen Marseille pick up four wins and Nice pick up one win. This fixture has seen a lot of goals recently with all five of the last five games having at least four goals, with three of those five games having both sides on the scoresheet.

        Marseille to win @ 21/20 on BetUK

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        Marseille to win @ 21/20

        Both teams to score @ 1.47 on SBK

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        Both teams to score @ 1.47

        Under 3.5 goals @ 1/4 on BetUK

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        Under 3.5 goals @ 1/4

        Team News

        Marseille Team News

        Jean-Louis Gasset will be without Quentin Merlin, Jean Onana, Ismaila Sarr, Jonathan Clauss and Valentin Rongier. Bamo Meite is also out for the rest of the season.

        Nice Team News

        Francesco Farioli could see the return of Valentin Rosier but Sofiane Diop is out for the rest of the season.

        Recent Form

        In their last five games in all competitions, Marseille have one win, one draw and three losses.

        Despite Marseille having 22 shots with ten of those on target against PSG, they were unable to find the back of the net, even with PSG down to ten men for an entire half - Lucas Beraldo sent off in the 40th minute. However, Vitinha and Goncalo Ramos both scored in the second half to give PSG the 2 - 0 win.

        After a goalless first half, a penalty from Jonathan David gave Lille the lead with Remy Cabella doubling the lead for Lille with 20 minutes to go. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did get on the scoresheet for Marseille but it wasn’t enough as Gabriel Gudmundsson scored to secure the 3 - 1 win for Lille.

        The first leg of the Europa League Quarter Final saw Marseille in Portugal to take on Benfica. Goals from Rafa Silva and Angel Di Maria gave Benfica the 2 - 0 lead early in the first half. Aubameyang was on the scoresheet again for Marseille but they couldn’t find another goal and suffered a 2 - 1 loss.

        The second leg of the Europa League Quarter Final saw Marseille host Benfica. Faris Moumbagna scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute to give Marseille the 1 - 0 win on the night, though this sent the tie to penalties. Misses from Antonio Silva and Di Maria gave Marseille the 4 - 2 win.

        The last time out for Marseille was against Toulouse. Jean Onana opened the scoring for Marseille late on in the first half but Rasmus Nicolaisen made it level in the first half added time. Yann Gboho thought he had won it for Toulouse in the 82nd minute but a goal in the sixth minute of extra time grabbed a 2 - 2 draw for Marseille.

        In their last five games in all competitions, Nice have two wins, one draw and two losses.

        The Quarter Final of the French Cup saw Nice take on PSG. Kylian Mbappe and Fabian Ruiz put PSG into a 2 - 0 lead just after the 30 minute mark. Gaetan Laborde did get Nice on the scoresheet before halftime but a second half goal from Beraldo gave PSG the 3 - 1 win.

        Terem Moffi opened the scoring in the 11th minute to give Nice the 1 - 0 lead at halftime with Khephren Thuram doubling the lead early in the second half. A penalty from Moffi added a third and despite a goal from Elye Wahi, Nice secured a 3 - 1 win.

        Nantes took a 1 - 0 lead into the break through a 19th minute goal from Matthis Abline but Nice equalised with 20 minutes to go with a penalty from Moffi. However, a penalty from Mostafa Mohamed just five minutes later gave Nantes the 2 - 1 win.

        The trip to Reims saw Nice register 18 shots but with only three on target as they failed to find the back of the net and settled for a 0 - 0 draw.

        The most recent outing for Nice was against Lorient. Morgan Sanson got Nice up and running in the first half and an own goal from Isaak Toure doubled the lead early in the second half. A goal in the last minute of normal time from Evann Guessand then secured the 3 - 0 win for Nice.

        Footy Accumulators Prediction

        Though both sides are looking for European football, Marseille may have the edge this week. However, both teams are likely to be on the scoresheet. Marseille 3 - 2 Nice

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        Where to watch

        Marseille vs Nice will be shown on TNT Sports 2 in the U.K. but the game can also be followed online on BBC Sport or Sky Sports.