Nancy vs Marseille by DamirJ

Nancy is entering this game after two consecutive losses, against Toulouse at home and against Lorient on the road in previous round. Especially poor performance was seen in previous round, as they were completely outplayed by Lorient 0:3 without creating any dangerous situation in front of the opponents goal and most worrying, players looked like without passion during the game.

With two consecutive losses, their positive start with a home win over Brest and well earned draw against Lille went down the drain. The things aren't looking much better in front of the match against tough opponent, even their coach sounds pessimistic in front of the match saying that everything seems to be on Marseille side, that the group is hardly receiving goals and that they play for each other and have lots of confidence in this moment. It won't be any easier for them than in previous two matches, as they will be without main central defender Andre Luiz.

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Marseille, on the other side, after disappointing Spring in previous season and generally disappointing season, started much better. Firstly, they easily reached the Europa League group stage, but also managed to win in all four rounds in the Championnat.

Perfect start of the season for league leaders saw them being at the top of the table, two points above Lyon and three points above PSG, teams that should be their main opponents in a title race. On Thursday, Marseille is also starting Europa League group stage campaign with a visit to Fenerbahce and surely they want to go with positive energy there. Guests will have to do it without central defender Diawara, midfielders Barton and Amalfitano, just as striker Remy. Good thing for them is that neither of these players played key role in recent matches (Diawara and Barton actually without a single minute this season).

Marseille has a great record playing against Nancy as they have won previous seven consecutive meetings. There is no reason for today's game to  be different. They are the team with surely the best form at the moment and Nancy will have to show much more than they did this season in order to stay competitive in this game. Odds are too good to be missed on such a in-form team.

Bet: Marseille -0.25 Asian Handicap @2.02 with Pinnacle Sports

 * Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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