Nice vs Olimpique Marseille – Ligue 1.
Allianz Riviera, Nice – 14 February, 20:00.
Match Preview and Betting Tips.
Derby match of France Ligue 1 Week 26 will be played on Sunday night between the most pleasant surprise of the season so far Nice and Olympique Marseille, team which still have a lot to prove. I imagine that odds on home victory went up in last couple of hours due to really unfortunate news for all Nice fans and injury of their best player H. Ben Arfa. Current rate for home victory is 21/10, while Marseille to win is backed up with 7/5 at the moment. Visitors will probably be looking for small revenge after Nice took all three points from Stade Velodrome. That match was played in early November and it ended 1 – 0 in favor of visitors thanks to goal of V.Germain.
Nice players will probably be way more exhausted than their opponents Marseille because they had another derby match last week against Monaco. They were not able to show much in that game as they were under constant attacks and pressure by second best team in the league. Match was lost 1 – 0 but it could have been way worse. As already mentioned, best goal scorer with 11 hits this season Ben Arfa have suffered an injury on training and he will be off for couple of weeks.
When it comes to Marseille, this match against Nice will probably serve more as a warm up game for them before their European journey continues. They will be hosting team from Spain Athletic Bilbao next week as part of Europa League 1 / 16 finals. When it comes to their chances to take part in this competition next year as well, they will have decent chance to do it through Coupe de France where they are entering final stages. They have knocked out Trelissac last week with 2 – 0 victory.
Nice vs Marseille Betting Tips:
Draw 11/5 – Get best odds here.
Both teams to score 4/5 – Get best odds here.
Batshuayi to score anytime 21/20 – Get best odds here.