The newly-promoted Nimes will be looking for back-to-back wins in this new Ligue 1 season when they host Marseille at the Stade des Costieres on Sunday evening. Nimes fought back from two goals behind to secure an unbelievable 3-4 victory on the road at Angers. They were just one goal down with 14 minutes to go, but two goals from Clement Depres and Renaud Ripart, along with an own-goal from Romain Thomas, were enough to grab all three points. Meanwhile, Marseille won 4-0 at home against Toulouse thanks to a brace from Dimitri Payet and two other goals from Valere Germain and Florian Thauvin. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Nimes began their Ligue 1 adventure in an unexpected manner, as they managed to beat Angers 3-4 on the road. Nimes have been a strong team on home soil in Ligue 2, but they now face a Marseille side that looked extremely dominant in the first round. In addition, Nimes are winless in their three home meetings with Marseille across all competitions.
Marseille, on the flip side, haven’t had the best pre-season campaign, but they kicked off the new Ligue 1 season in style, beating Toulouse 4-0 at home. This puts them on the first place in the standings due to the fact that they are the only team to have scored four goals and kept a clean sheet in the opening round.
Marseille hold a perfect head-to-head record against Nimes and we expect them to secure an easy win here. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate Marseille to win at odds 1.80.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Marseille to win at odds 1.80[/bet_tip_now]
Nimes have enjoyed a much better run of form than Marseille over the past few months, but OM looked excellent last weekend. Marseille finished 4th in Ligue 1 last season, just three points behind 2nd-placed Monaco. They should not have problems to win here against a Nimes side that were two-goals down on their trip to Angers last weekend. Our preview expect Marseille to win at odds 1.80.
Nimes to win at odds 4.75
Nimes vs Marseille Draw at odds 3.80
Marseille to win at odds 1.72
Correct Score odds
Nimes proved that they are able to score goals, as they scored the same amount as Marseille on the opening round. Nimes have netted at least one goal in 13 of their last 15 home games across all competitions. On the other hand, OM have found the back of the net at least once in eight of their last ten trips. Our correct score fancies Marseille to win 3-1 at odds 13.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct score prediction:”]Marseille to win 3-1 at odds 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
We fancy goals here after both sides managed to score four goals on the opening round. However, we don’t think that Nimes will find the back of the net more than once, as OM have kept a clean sheet last weekend. Furthermore, Nimes have actually scored just three goals against Angers as the 4th goal was actually an own-goal. Our total goals prediction would back over 2.5 goals at odds 1.61.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goal odds and predictions:”]over 2.5 goals at odds 1.61[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Dimitri Payet started this new season in an impressive manner, scoring a brace last weekend. Payet also managed to help OM with six goals and a couple of assists last season. Our first goalscorer prediction is Dimitri Payet at odds 9.00.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Dimitri Payet at odds 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Free bet offers
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