Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Stade des Costieres will host Friday’s football game between Nimes and Olympique Marseille, the two teams with totally different ambitions in the 2020/21 Ligue 1 season. Nimes’ main goal is to secure the elite division survival, while Olympique Marseille are eager to represent France in the Champions League for yet another season. Les Crocodiles suffered a more than expected 3-0 loss to Monaco at the weekend, with the team dropping to 16th position in the standings.
Nimes do not seem to be at the top of their game ahead of the visit of Marseille; therefore, home win should not be considered. OM are on a four-game winning run in the French top flight, and they are surely capable of beating Nimes behind closed doors. In their last meeting at Stade des Costieres Olympique Marseille defeated Nimes 3-2. Balerdi returns to contention following his ban in the Champions League, while Sakai and Sanson should recover in time to face Nimes. Midfielder Deaux is banned for the hosts.
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