Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
After defeating Nantes at Stade de la Beaujoire, Olympique Marseille will look to stay in the Ligue 1 race when they take on Nice on Sunday evening. OM are five points behind les Parisiens in the table, and, no doubt, they will fight tooth and nail to regain the domestic trophy. January signing Azzedine Ounahi is pushing for his full Marseille debut after scoring as a substitute in the midweek triumph, while defender Eric Bailly has yet to serve his ban.
Both Harit and Ruiz should miss out with injuries. Meanwhile, les Aiglons have been showing signs of improvement of late, with the team beating both Lille and Lens in the previous two league fixtures. Nice are eyeing their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the national championship, but preventing OM attackers from scoring at Stade Velodrome is easier said than done. Hicham Boudaoui limped off with injury against Lens, with Pablo Rosario pushing for a start.
Highlighted Player (Valentin Rongier):
Valentin Rongier is a French footballer, who plays for Ligue 1 side Nantes as a defensive midfielder. Rongier, who was born on December 7, 1994 in Macon (France) scored two goals in 39 appearances for Nantes B from 2013 to 2015 and he made his Ligue 1 debut with Les Canaris on October 18, 2014 in a 1-1 draw with Stade de Reims.
It has to be noted that he replaced Lucas Deaux 15 minutes before the final whistle. Over the years Valentin Rongier has established himself as a first-team regular at Nantes and you should know that he made no less than 31 appearances for the club in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign.
On June 25, 2015 he extended his deal with the La Beaujoir-Louis Fonteneau outfit and his contract should expire on June 30, 2020. Valentin Rongier’s main position is defensive midfielder, but he is used as a central midfielder as well. His preferred foot is right.
Highlighted Team (Nice):
OGC Nice are a football club that participate in French Ligue 1. Les Aiglons welcome their opponents at Allianz Riviera and the club was founded on 9 July, 1904 by Marquis Massengy d’ Auzac.
OGC Nice won their first Ligue 1 trophy back in 1951 and eight years later they clinched their fourth and last domestic title. Speaking of the French Cup, les Aiglons won their third Coupe de France title in 1997. Allianz Riviera has been the home ground of the club since September, 2013 and it has to be noted that the construction of the venue cost €250 million. OGC Nice play their home games in red and black shirts and black shorts, while the colour of their away kits is white.
The Ligue 1 team booked their place in the Europa League group stages for the 2016/2017 season for the first time in the club’s history and they were drawn alongside Schalke 04, Salzburg and Krasnodar in Group I. However, they were beaten by Schalke in their Europa League opener in front of home fans.