Match date: 21 Apr 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: France Football
| Stake: 9/10
| Pick: 2
| Match result:
0-0 - Lost
Nancy are down at 17th spot at the table in French Ligue 1 and must show some improving in order to survive, they have equal number of points as relegation placed Lorient and to avoid dropping under the red line must show much more than in last three months, they are welcoming decent Marseille in 34th round and it will be really hard to earn points, in last 11 matches hosts suffered nine defeats, got one draw and achieved only one victory over 9th placed Rennes, in previous round couldn't do much against Nice and were outplayed and defeated in the end.
Hosts won their promotion in previous season but battle for surviving will be very difficult, they aren't without chances but must try to find their form and play on high level in last five rounds in order to keep their Ligue 1 status. Six out of 8 victories in league in this season they achieved at home ground, however in front of them are strong opponents and i'm not so sure that will manage to confront to them tonight. Defender Muratori (17/0) is injured while also defender Cuffaut (26/1) is suspended.
Marseille on the other hand are at 6th spot at the table and are one of candidates for reaching Europa league group stage for the next season, they are in decent form and in last six rounds got three draws and achieved three victories, most recently in last round celebrated over St Etienne with convincing result at home and i'm quiet sure that will manage to overcome hosts tonight.
Guests showed decent goal scoring skills and should be able to break not so great defense of hosts, in last meeting with Nancy in December they achieved convincing victory at home and i'm sure that will manage to repeat that tonight. Guests must go for a victory here in order to stay in race for Europa league, in comparison to a previous season they showed improving and i believe that will achieve decent results in this season, they are missing from Europe in this campaign and were struggling to find the right form butnow seems confident and i believe their victory. Defender Sertic (8/0) and midfielder Diaby (2/0) are both injured while forward Gomis (27/17) will also stay out due to a suspension.
Nancy must change something in their game and consolidate their squad in order to survive, they are out of the tracks and it will be really difficult to achieve positive outcome tonight against more than decent Marseille which are coming to this game with imperative to win, anyway victory of visitors seems like a pretty good option.