On February 5, the Stade Velodrome will host the match of the 22nd round of Ligue 1 of France, in which Marseille will meet with Nice. The start of the fight is scheduled for 20:45 European time.
The club is the current vice-champion of the country. But who achieved this success (and only PSG is higher, which was simply out of competition in 2021/2022), Jorge Sampaoli left with a scandal in the summer, managing to quarrel with the leadership even against such a background. Promising Igor Tudor, who replaced him, failed to prevent a decline at the start of a new draw. And in the Champions League, the French, already according to an unpleasant tradition for themselves, failed. But still gradually managed to gain momentum. While successfully playing in the cup, where Rennes were recently knocked out, Olympique issued a series of 6 matches in a row in Ligue 1, climbing into the top three. And only “Monaco” was able to stop this series. However, after that they won again, finishing up in the 2nd half on the road “Nantes” 2-0.
The team cannot justify the expectations in any way – and they are high for the management. Last season was 5th place, but the Eagles wanted more. And they made a bet at the same time on Lucien Favre – he relatively recently took bronze in France with the same team, which was the maximum result. But the Swiss once again failed. He was sacked already in January, after losing the cup to the little-known Le Puy. But even in the championship before that, the ambitious team had only 1 point in 3 rounds. Already the dismissal helped to add. Having not yet appointed a full-fledged mentor, Nice won at home against Montpellier and Lille in a draw with Reims. This week there was a duel with a strong “Lance”, in which the only goal of Laborde helped to score another 3 points.
Marseille won both matches in 2022. Including in August, he defeated Nice at a party.
Bookmakers consider Marseille to be the clear favorite of this pair. But “Nice” was able to add, so there will simply be no “Olympic”. We bet on “less than 2.5 goals scored” with a coefficient of 1.9 according to Parimatch.
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