OGC Nice vs Olympique Marseille Preview 22/08/2021
The French Ligue 1 action continues on Sunday evening with this attractive looking clash between Nice and Marseille at the Allianz Riviera with both teams still remaining unbeaten after the first two rounds of this season’s French top flight campaign.
Looking at Nice first, and the hosts gained a point in their opening match of this Ligue 1 season with a 0-0 draw at home with Reims.
There’s nothing else that even comes close 🔵⚪️ >>>>>>>>>>>>>pic.twitter.com/i1lJPs85sN
— Olympique de Marseille 🇬🇧 🇺🇸 (@OM_English) August 17, 2021
Then followed that up with a resounding and most impressive 4-0 rout of last season’s title-winners, Lille, away at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Whilst Lille more than likely had a bad day at the office, nothing should be taken away from Nice who ran out worthy winners and the hosts will no doubt be in confident mood ahead of this Sunday’s clash against Marseille.
Nice finished last season in a mid-table position of 9th place despite losing just three of their final 12 matches of the campaign, two of which were away from home, while also losing just one of their final six games at home.
Marseille have also made a bright start to this new Ligue 1 season as the visitors have also picked up four points from their opening two matches of this new season, winning 3-2 away from home at Montpellier on the opening day of the season and then drawing 2-2 at home with Bordeaux last weekend.
The visitors also finished last season in strong fashion too, as Marseille suffered just one defeat in their final eight games of the campaign, which came in the form of a 1-0 loss on the road at Saint-Etienne.
However, four wins against Dijon, Lorient, Reims and Angers helped Marseille achieve a creditable 5th place finish at the end of the Ligue 1 season but if they’re to emulate or equal that achievement, it’s likely that Marseille will need to improve upon results away from home.
Marseille started brightly enough on their travels last term, winning five of their opening six away games, but then subsequently managed to collect just two wins from their final 14 matches on the road which hampered any ambitions they may have had of attaining a possible 3rd place finish.
Marseille have lost just one of their previous eight meetings against Nice so the visitors stand a decent chance of getting something out of this trip on Sunday.
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