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LionsBet Preview: Olympique Marseille v Nice: Back Les Phoceens to score first

11:03 BST 05/05/2018
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Rudi Garcia’s men have been impressing in front of goal against Lucien Favre’s side lately and it could remain that way when they meet

Olympique Marseille welcome Nice to Stade Velodrome on Sunday for their French Ligue 1 encounter.

Despite losing 2-1 to Salzburg on Thursday night, Rudi Garcia’s men sealed their place in the final of the Europa League, progressing 3-2 aggregate and will play Atletico Madrid in Lyon.

They will now shift their attention to the league as they continue in their quest to nick a Champions League spot at the end of the season.

They currently occupy the fourth place on the log with 70 points from 35 games and are two points adrift of second-placed Lyon which makes this tie a crucial one for them.

They have won four of their previous six outings across all competitions against Nice. Besides, having claimed the three points in each of their last two meetings with Lucien Favre’s men and LionsBet is tipping them at (1.70) to cruise to victory in the tie.

The last time they played a draw with the French Riviera outfit was in February 2016. Punters who are bold can back a repeat at odds of (4.20).

Nice also have a lot to play for in this outing as they still have a chance to seal a Europa League qualification spot given that they are only one point below fifth-placed Saint-Etienne on the table.

However, putting into consideration their recent form where they have only secured victory in one of their last four league games, the betting firm has tagged them as underdogs at odds of (4.80).

Marseille are unbeaten in six of their previous seven matches and are odds on at (1.18) to continue the impressive record in the tie.

Les Phoceens have opened the scoring in their last four meetings with Les Aiglons and are (1.50) to repeat the feat here.

Both sides scoring is also a good offer at (1.60) with LionsBet, bearing in mind that they were on target in their last four meetings.