Marseille – Nantes Prediction & Picks (22.02.2020)

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Olympique Marseille and Nantes meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for the 26th round of League 1. The two teams tied (0-0), on 17-08-2019, in the previous match for this edition of the league. In this stage, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 draws and 1 victory for each team in the last 4 games. However, the last time these two teams played a game at this stadium was on 28-04-2019, for League 1, which ended Nantes’ victory by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by M. Balotelli (25 ‘), for Olympique Marseille, and S. Moutoussamy (22’) and Andrei Girotto (50 ‘), for Nantes. Despite being a match between 2nd and 12th of the table, it is actually a confrontation between the 4th ranked in home games and the 7th as a visitor.

Olympique Marseille :

The home team is currently in 2nd place, with 52 points won, after 15 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, he won at home against Toulouse by (1‑0). In the last match, he won out against Lille by (1-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad.

For this competition, he did not lose any of the last 11 games in his stadium. In their home league games the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (6 in 12 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 8 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 25 games in the competition, he suffered the first goal 9 times, but got the comeback in 3. In the last 12 home games for this competition there are 2 periods in the spotlight: he scored 7 of his 18 goals between the minutes (46’‑ 60 ‘); He suffered 4 of his 9 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).

Marseille Olympique arrives motivated to this match, having won 1-2 by Lille, thus adding the third consecutive victory in the French championship: the team’s goals were scored by Benedetto and Mandava (autogol). In this match against Nantes, coach André Villas-Boas must keep the team in 4-3-3, favoring the maintenance of possession of the ball and organized attacks through the flanks: Sanson will be one of the main responsible for create the team’s offensive process Benedetto and Payet are the best scorers of Olympique de Marseille in the league, with 8 goals each. The local coach has Radonjic’s confirmed absence due to physical problems.

Nantes:

After 10 wins, 4 draws and 11 losses, the away team is currently in 12th position, with 34 points won. In their last game, they tied with Metz at home by (0‑0), after in the previous match they had drawn away, in a match against Dijon FCO, by (3‑3). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, they usually conquer as many points at home as outside, with 14 goals scored and 17 suffered as a visitor, against 11 goals scored and 10 suffered at home. For the championship, Nantes conquered 11 points in 30 possible, after 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 0-0 (5 in 13 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 25 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 8 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 12 home games for this competition there are 2 periods that stand out: he scored 5 of his 14 goals between minutes (46’ ‑ 60 ‘); He suffered 7 of his 17 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).

Nantes comes to this game with a draw, at zero, at the Metz reception, thus adding the fifth consecutive game without winning in this French championship. In this match against Olympique Marseille, coach Christian Gourcuff must keep 4-3-3, with Simon, Bamba and Coulibaly as the most advanced players in the team: the first game mentioned stands out in Nantes, with 5 goals and 5 assists We remember that visitors have difficulties away from home: they scored an average of 1.17 goals and suffered an average of 1.42 goals per game. For this match, the visiting coach cannot count on Marcus Coco, Fabio da Silva and Emond, all with physical problems.


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