Nice vs Marseille Prediction & Match Preview

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Nice vs Marseille will be a fantastic fixture to end Matchday 3 of Ligue 1 action. Both of these clubs have displayed surprising performances. Nice have unexpectedly won both of their fixtures. They will look to make it three for three this week. Marseille have only 1 point earning a draw and a loss. This is a shock considering the club’s prestige. Nice vs Marseille takes place on Wednesday at the Allianz Riviera.

Nice vs Marseille Prediction & Match Preview

Wednesday, August 28 – 15:00 EST – Allianz Riviera

Nice must continue to do what they have been doing. At this point it is unnecessary to change a single thing. Manager and football legend Patrick Vieira will be pleased with how his team has performed so far. They face their first legitimate test against Marseille after playing below average opponents. Vieira has opted for a simple 4-3-3 formation and will most likely stick to this after two victories. Wylan Cyprien is the star in midfield who moves the ball and makes the team tick. Nice has been somewhat of a revolving door over the years. It seems players develop and excel at Nice extremely well. Nice then flip these mostly young players for fantastic profit. After the departure of Allan Saint-Maximin, it seems fresh faces have been integrated to play similar roles. Winger Ignatius Ganago has been playing particularly well for Nice.

Marseille seem to have another season of struggles ahead of them. They are unlikely to regain their form of prior years. The previous prestige that came along with that is also absent. The reality is that they are no longer the Ligue 1 powerhoue they used to be. The decision not to re-sign striker Mario Balotelli after a successful spell at the club looks to be an awful one. Many were shocked after his fine goal return for the club. Instead, Marseille have signed Argentinian forward Dario Benedetto. So far it has not worked out for him. He missed a penalty and what could have been the winner in their last outing. The patience of Marseille fans will run out very quickly if their sub-par performances become consistent.