Marseille will be travelling to face Nice at Allianz Riviera in Southern France as they face each other in the quarter-finals of the Coupe de France on Wednesday.
Nice eliminated the defending cup champions Paris Saint-Germain on penalties in the round of 16, while Marseille managed to defeat Montpellier in a shootout.
Christophe Galtier masterminded a big upset for his new team Nice at the end of January as his players executed his game plan to near perfection, holding PSG to only two shots on target, despite only having 31% possession in the knockout stage match at the Parc des Princes.
Nice appeared to put to away any doubts about whether they deserved their place in this competition in their previous encounter, as they kept Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi in check, holding the league leaders off the scoresheet for a second time this season.
Les Aiglons seem to be a unified team who play well collectively with plenty of resolve, and that spirit has kept them just one game away from making it to the semi-finals for the first time since 2010-11.
Following their victories over Cannet Rocheville and Chauvigny, Marseille were pushed to the limit in their round of 16 tie with Montpellier courtesy of large part of heroics of goalkeeper Dimitry Bertaud, who made a number of quality stops before being solved in the shootout.
Despite having their share of success at this competition, there have been plenty of Coupe de France disappointments for them recently, as the last time they made it to the last eight was in 2017-18, and have not won any silverware since their Coupe de la Ligue in 2011-12.
Marseille have not struggled defensively on the road, as they have collected eight clean sheets combined in the Coupe de France, Ligue 1 and Europa League this season.
Nice vs Marseille head to head
The two teams have previously met on 42 occasions in all competitions, where Nice have taken 11 victories while Marseille have won 24, and they have drawn in 7. Nice have scored 43 goals and conceded 67. In their last five meetings, Nice have won one, Marseille three with one draw.
Marseille 1-0 Nice 10/03/19
Nice 1-2 Marseille 28/08/19
Marseille 3-2 Nice 17/02/21
Nice 3-0 Marseille 20/03/21
Nice 1-1 Marseille 27/10/21
Nice latest home form
Nice have recently failed to keep a good run of form at home, having won just two of their last seven matches. They lost their last league home game 1-0 to Clermont on February 6. In their last five matches, they have scored 4 goals and conceded 7 in the process.
Nice 0-1 Metz 27/11/21
Nice 0-3 Strasbourg 05/12/21
Nice 2-1 Lens 22/12/21
Nice 2-1 Nantes 14/01/22
Nice 0-1 Clermont 06/02/22
Nice latest away form
Nice have recently been on a good run of form on the road, having won in each of their last five away matches. They managed to defeat PSG through penalties after a goalless drawn in the Coupe de France. In their last five matches, they have scored 8 goals and conceded 1.
Rennes 1-2 Nice 12/12/21
Cholet 0-1 Nice 19/12/21
Brest 0-3 Nice 09/01/22
Metz 0-2 Nice 23/01/22
PSG 0-0(P) Nice 31/01/22
Marseille latest home form
Marseille have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their last six matches. They recently managed to defeat Montpellier through penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Coupe de France. They have won three and drawn two of their last five home matches.
Marseille 4-1 Cannet Rocheville 19/12/21
Marseille 1-1 Reims 22/12/21
Marseille 1-1 Lille 16/01/22
Marseille (P)1-1 Montpellier 29/01/22
Marseille 5-2 Angers 04/02/22
Marseille latest away form
Marseille lost their last away match 2-1 to Lyon in Ligue 1. However, they have recently been on a good run of form on the road, having been unbeaten in five matches prior to that. In their last five away matches, they have scored 9 goals and conceded just 2.
Strasbourg 0-2 Marseille 12/12/21
Chauvigny 0-3 Marseille 02/01/22
Bordeaux 0-1 Marseille 07/01/22
Lens 0-2 Marseille 22/01/22
Lyon 2-1 Marseille 01/02/22
Pablo Rosario will be absent having not featured in the last two matches due to a strain in his thigh and gluteal muscles, while Calvin Stengs continues with his ankle issues.
Amine Gouiri, Khephren Thuram and Kasper Dolberg have been impressive and are all expected to feature alongside goalkeeper Marcin Bulka.
Pau Lopez replaced Steve Mandanda in goals against Montpellier and saved a penalty from Mihailo Ristic, and will retain his place between the sticks.
Striker Arkadiusz Milik became the third player in Ligue 1 to score a hat-trick, while Dimitri Payet scored the winning penalty against Montpellier and will retain their places.
Prediction and Odds
Nice have been good at stifling some of the top strikers in France this season, and they could want to repeat the same against their visitors.
Marseille have plenty of individual quality, but we see the hosts push for a draw and try to win the game through penalty shootouts.
Odds: 1 2.35 X 2.05 2 2.20
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