Marseille are looking to pile on the pressure on Bordeaux and Lyon who are just 2 points ahead of them in the race for the Europa League spot heading into this encounter. Marseille have been on a great run of form heading into this game with an 8 match unbeaten streak. They will know they need to make home advantage count in this encounter against Nice, who themselves are fighting for the automatic qualification spot in the Champions League. Marseille head into this game on the back of a 5-1 beating of Caen and with the form that Gomis and Thauvin are showing netting 32 goals between them. They also have a great supporting cast with the likes of Lopez, Payet, N’Jie and Cabella who have been chipping in with the goals as well as the assists to help them out.
Nice have been also playing well with a 12 match unbeaten streak themselves. Last time around they were able to beat PSG by a score of 3-1 which dented PSG’s chance of winning the title. Nice will rely on the likes of Balotelli, Cyprien, Belhanda, Serri and Eysseric to deliver the goals for them as they have been doing in their recent run of form without striker Plea who is out injured. Defensively, Nice have been struggling with goals being conceded in 7 straight games that they have played in recent weeks.
This game promises to be an exciting one, and how could it not be when you have 2 hot heads, yet brilliant talents in Balotelli and Payet participating in this game.