Nice and Olympique Marseille meet at Allianz Riviera, in a match for the 3rd round of the Ligue 1. The head‑to‑head record at this stadium couldn’t be more balanced, as it shows 1 draw and 2 wins for each team in the last 5 head‑to‑heads. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, on 21‑10‑2018, for the Ligue 1, Olympique Marseille won by (0‑1). M. Sanson (42′ ) scored the only goal of the match. Nice registers significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth special attention.
Nice VS Marseille
28 August 2019 – 20:00
Regular Season – Round 3
28 Aug – 20:00
Who will be the winner?
Analysis of Nice
Currently in the 2nd position of the league, the home team has conquered 6 points so far. In the 1st round, they won at home against Amiens by (2‑1). In the following round, the final score was a (1‑2) win in an away match against Nîmes. This is a team that is often stronger at home, with the help of its supporters, so they usually make good use of the home advantage, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses in away matches; against 8 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 10 home matches Nice has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches.
Nice heads into this match motivated after having recorded their second consecutive win in the French league, this time by beating Nîmes by 1-2: their goals were scored by Ganago and Cyprien. We remember that the home team had beaten Amiens on the first round of the competition. Despite the good performance and even playing at home, coach Patrick Vieira should keep a backward team, waiting for his opponent in his defensive midfield. Midfielder Wylan Cyprien is the highlight of this team with 1 goal and 2 assists. Out of this game are Danilo and Youcef, injured, and Racine Coly, who is punished.
Analysis of Olympique Marseille
The away team is currently in the 17th position of the league, with 1 point won. In their debut they lost in a home match against Reims, by (0‑2). In the second round, they tied in an away match against Nantes, by (0‑0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses in away matches, with 25 goals scored and 24 conceded; against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 17 goals scored and 16 conceded. In the last 10 away matches Olympique Marseille has won 3, tied 3 and lost 4. Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches.
Olympique Marseille heads into this match with low motivation after having added another day without a win, drawing 0-0 away from home against Nantes. It should be noted that the visitors lost on matchday one at home against Stade Reims. Needing to win, Mister André Villas-Boas must take on a completely offensive strategy, lined up 4-3-3 with Bouna Sarr, Dimitri Payet and Benedetto the most advanced men in the outfit. The entire squad is available to attack this match.