Nice are not expected to present too much of a challenge to Olympique de Marseille when they visit the Stade Velodrome tomorrow night.
Didier Deschamps’ men are odds on favourites to overcome the challenge of Nice in the clash, with victory seeing them leapfrog Lille and regain their place at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
The French champions can be backed at 2/5 to win in front of their loyal home support, with the draw currently at 16/5 and the visitors rated as a 27/4 outsiders.
With 15 goals in the last five encounters between the two sides, Ligue 1 football betting fans will be hoping to see another high-scoring affair.
A £10 bet with bwin on the match producing a total of three goals will return £42 at 16/5.
While Nice have scored just over half the number of goals as their rivals, they appear to have a knack of scoring against them. In only one of the teams’ last five encounters have Eric Roy’s men failed to find the back of the net.
The same is true of Marseille, with them only failing to score once in the match-up, with Nice able to restrict them earlier this season at the Stade Municipal du Ray – in a game which Nice won 1-0.
Punters could therefore be tempted to back both teams to score in the match at odds of 5/2. A successful £10 bet would see them collect returns of £22.50.
Interestingly, Marseille have scored the greatest proportion of their goals in the final 15 minutes of games, while Nice have conceded the greatest proportion during this period.
It could suggest that betting on more goals to be scored in the second half at 23/20 could be a profitable decision.
Football betting fans would see returns of £120 for a successful £10 stake on Marseille to beat Nice 3-1 at bwin.
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