Nice and Marseille met in August with fan violence leading to the game being abandoned in the final minutes of the game. After punishments were dished out, the game was rescheduled for Wednesday as Nice host Marseille for the second time this season. The derby is set to be hotly contested once more as both sides are fighting for a top-three finish and Champions League qualification for next season.

Nice vs Marseille Match Preview

Marseille are coming off of a nil-nil draw at home to league leaders Paris Saint-Germain. The draw kept Marseille 10 points off of first place. Meanwhile, Nice are coming off an incredible come from behind win at home versus Lyon. The Eagles were down 2-0 going into the 80th minute, but they scored three times in the final 10 minutes to win the match 3-2.

Last season, the home team won both Ligue 1 fixtures between Nice and Marseille. Nice were on the way to a 1-0 win when fans threw objects at Marseille’s Dmitri Payet. Payet threw an object back at the crowd which caused a riot and the game was abandoned. These clubs do not like each other and Tuesday’s game should be a thriller.

Nice vs Marseille Betting Odds

 

 

Nice go into the rescheduled fixture in good form. They took 10 points from the last 18 on offer in Ligue 1. Christoph Galtier’s team outscored opponents 10-7 over the course of the last six games. Marseille tallied eight points over the course of the last six fixtures. They are unbeaten in back-to-back Ligue 1 matches.

 

Nice are perfect at home this season. The Eagles have taken 11 points from 15 at the Allianz Riviera this season. They are +6 in goal difference at home. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Nice win at full-time are at 6/4. Nice won this fixture at home last term 3-0. The Eagles were on pace to win the game between these sides in August before match was abandoned.

Marseille have taken seven points from 12 on the road. Their last two away fixtures ended without victories. Marseille are at the best betting odds of 15/8 to win at full-time versus Nice. The 2019-20 season was the last time that Marseille went to Nice and won.

The Olympians have got the upper hand over the course of the last few seasons against Marseille. Marseille have won seven of the last eight games in Ligue 1 versus Nice. Bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 5/2.

Nice vs Marseille Team News

Nice manager Galtier is expected to be without Robson Bambu and Justin Kluivert. The duo is suffering from injuries which will keep them out for the midweek match. They could return at the weekend to face Angers.

Youcef Atal changed the complexion of Nice’s game against Lyon last weekend. He could start versus Marseille. Amine Gouiri is set to start up front. Gouiri leads the team in goals with five in 10 appearances. Kasper Dolberg could be in line to start in attack as well. Dolberg scored the only goal of the game against Marseille in the abandoned match from August. Galtier could also call upon former Montpellier player Andy Delort.

Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli has a fully-fit squad. He is unlikely to rotate the team that played against Paris Saint-Germain. A win for Marseille would take them to within seven points of the league leaders. A win for Nice would pull them level with second-place Lens and within seven points of first place.

Dmitri Payet leads Marseille in goals with five in 10 matches. Payet threw an object back into the crowd when these teams met in August to cause further crowd trouble.

Nice vs Marseille H2H

Seven of the last eight matches between Nice and Marseille were won by the Olympians. Marseille have dominated the derby in recent seasons. However, new investment into the Nice team has helped them level the playing field. Nice are third in Ligue 1 currently and will fancy their chances of picking up a second straight win versus Marseille.

The last three games between these teams finished with over 2.5 goals scored. Nice have allowed the league’s fewest goals with just seven goals against in 10 matches. Defence is a hallmark of Galtier’s football. He coached Lille to the title last season and theoretically could lead Nice to the title in the next few seasons.

Nice vs Marseille Prediction

Nice to win either half @ 3/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Nice were on the path to victory against Marseille in the original fixture back in August until the game was abandoned. The Eagles won at home against Nice last season and are playing good football currently. Three of Nice’s last four matches ended in wins. Seven of Nice’s last 10 games saw them win either half. Our betting tips prediction is for Nice to win either half on Wednesday night.

 

Over 2.5 goals @ 17/20 - BET NOW

 

 

The last three games between these rivals ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Nice are coming off of a 3-2 thriller against Lyon in which they scored three times in the final 10 minutes to win. Two of Marseille’s last four league games ended with over 2.5 goals scored. Our betting tips prediction is for over 2.5 goals to be scored as these sides play out an exciting derby.

 

Amine Gouiri to score anytime @ 11/2 - BET NOW

 

 

Gouiri leads Nice in goals with five in 10 appearances. The 21-year-old has added three assists and is a constant threat in and around the 18-yard box. Gouiri has contributed to eight of the team’s 20 goals in 2020-21. Although the forward hasn’t scored in Nice’s last three matches, our betting tips prediction is for Gouiri to score anytime versus Marseille on Wednesday night. 

 

A win for Nice would keep them within touching distance of Paris Saint-Germain. The two sides play on December 1. Galtier masterminded the title win at Lille last season and was brought to Nice to win the championship once more. He should lead Nice to a win over Marseille on Wednesday and three points closer to Paris Saint-Germain.