Nantes v Olympique de Marseille: Ligue 1 Match-day 16

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Wednesday Ligue 1 action from the Stade de la Beaujoire, as Nantes take on Marseille.

Wednesday’s clash at the Stade de la Beaujoire- sees fourth placed Marseille, travel to tenth-placed Nantes in the Ligue 1.

Nantes arrive at this match, having secured 19 points so far this season

Nantes drew 1-1 when they visited Lille, their disappointment was further deepened, having previously drawn against Paris Saint-Germain, they must now try and get a positive result from this fixture.

Also, not winning, is becoming a habit for Nantes, with no victories from their last four matches. Now they have 5 matches won, 6 games lost and 4 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in tenth place, with a total of 19 points having won five meetings, drawn four games, and lost six matches.

Nantes have won four fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two meetings of their seven League matches at home this season.

Winning this fixture will see Nantes on 22 points.

Nantes are likely to be missing five of their key players when they start Wednesday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Olympique de Marseille go into this match with 26 points secured

Marseille come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Troyes 1-0 at the Orange Velodrome.

Also, the key to rising above the rest in the Ligue 1 is to build a steady momentum throughout the season. This is what Marseille have achieved, with no defeats in six matches. They currently stand fourth in the League, with 26 points for a total of 7 wins, 2 losses and 5 draws having won seven meetings, drawn five games, and lost two matches.

Marseille’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Nantes. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three meetings, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Olympique de Marseille will have 29 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good atacking and defensive team

So far, Marseille’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded 12 goals. This has been a good season so far for Marseille, in terms of goals scored (21). Their stand out attacking players have been Dimitri Payet (6), Cengiz Under (4), and Matteo Guendouzi (3).

Going into Wednesday’s game, Jorge Sampaoli without one of his players, due to illness or injury.

Nantes v Olympique de Marseille – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels when these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 44 matches, Marseille have won 17 wins and Nantes 14 victories. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 1-1 draw. In their previous clashes, both sides got on the scoresheet and it’s rated at 60.98% that they both find the back of the net once again on Wednesday.

Marseille to win – probability = 45.66 percent.

Other standout players for Nantes are Randal Kolo Muani and Andrei with four goals and three goals respectively and for Marseille are Dimitri Payet and Cengiz Under with six goals both.

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