It has been a solid enough start to the new season for Marseille, and they will be looking to continue their fine form when they visit Nantes on Friday. The hosts will be looking for a first victory of the 2023-24 season.
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Marseille will be looking to continue their strong start to the new season this weekend, as they bid to record a second straight victory in Ligue 1. At present, they sit second in the overall standings, but they could move to the top of the table before their rivals have the opportunity to respond this weekend.
Marseille picked up a second league win of the season on Saturday, as they secured a 2-0 home win over Brest. It was the very least that they deserved from that match, as they managed six shots on target despite having just 44% of the possession. Their opening goal was netted after just four minutes by Chancel Mbemba Mangulu, before the advantage was doubled with 25 minutes remaining by Ismalie Sarr.
It has been a poor start to the 2023-24 season for Nantes, as they already look in danger of getting dragged into the relegation battle this term. At present, they sit just above the relegation playoff spot, but they have picked up just one point from a possible nine across the opening three matchdays.
But, Nantes ended their losing run at the start of the new season on matchday three, as they picked up a hard earned point against AS Monaco. However, they likely should have landed maximum points after racing into a 3-1 lead early in the second half. But, Monaco responded and claimed a point following their equalising goal with just five minutes of the 90 remaining.
Nantes vs Marseille Head to Head
Marseille boasts an excellent recent record in this fixture, as they have won each of their last four against Nantes. That includes a 2-0 win in this exact fixture last season. They also landed a 2-1 win in the first meeting between the sides in 2022-23.
Nantes vs Marseille Prediction
Nantes would have taken confidence from their draw against Monaco last weekend, but they were once again unable to get over the line with a win. Therefore, we could see their disappointing start to the new season continuing on Friday, with Marseille landing maximum points on the road.
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