Match Preview: Nimes 2-3 Marseille Predictions and Betting Tips, Ligue 1

Tips & Predictions For Today, February 28, 2020.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 27
Match: 20:45 Nimes – Marseille
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.40
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 2:3 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Nîmes Olympique’s 2-1 loss in their last Ligue 1 (L1) outing saw them put an end to a run of four straight victories in the top-flight. Significantly, four of their last five wins in L1 have been settled by a two-goal margin precisely, with the opening goal being scored in the opening 15 minutes on four occasions.
  • Aiming to extend their current run of three consecutive home victories in the league, ‘Les Crocos’ have gone on to win 13 of the last 15 L1 home games in which they have netted the opening goal (W13, D2). Furthermore, each of the last three L1 H2Hs was won by the team scoring first (W1, L2).
  • Olympique Marseille enter this game unbeaten in their last seven L1 away games (W5, D2). Furthermore, ‘Les Olympiens’ often shut out the opposition on the road, with a league high 53.85% of their L1 away games this term seeing them record a clean sheet.
  • Marseille can be slow starters on the road nonetheless, as seen by the fact that 69.23% of the L1 away goals they’ve conceded this campaign have come before half-time. However, they’ve won each of the five prior L1 road trips in which they scored the opener.
  • Players to watch: Nîmes’ Romain Philippoteaux has netted four of his five league strikes this season within the 46th-70th minute period.
  • If excluding own-goals, Darío Benedetto has been Marseille’s first scorer in each of the five away league games in which he has found the net.
  • Stat attack: Nîmes have scored a third of their home league goals this campaign in the 15 minutes before half-time.
  • Marseille have lost just one of their eight away league games entered as the betting favourite this season (W4, D3).
  • Six of Nîmes’ last seven home L1 fixtures have featured only one side scoring.