In the last match of 8th round in Ligue 1, Marseille will host St Etienne.
Marseille have started this season amazing and currently they are standing at the 1st position. After draw in the first round against Bastia 3-3 and lost against Montpellier 0-2 at home in the second round, Marseille have improved their performance and won the last five matches in Ligue 1.
In those last five matches they conceded only one goal, while on the other side they scored 16 goals. Gignac, the top scorer in Marseille and in Ligue 1, has exploded this season and scored 8 goals.
He will be probably the most dangerous player for St Etienne’s defence.
St Etienne have started this season very good, they are standing at the 6th position with 2 points less than their today’s opponent.
The visitors lost only once this season when PSG smashed them 5-0 one month ago. But, except that humiliating defeat against PSG when St Etienne conceded 5 goals, they have very solid defence and conceded only 2 goals.
For today’s match they will be without two defenders Perrin (3/0 d) and Théophile-Catherine (3/0 d), and two midfielders Hamouma (4/0 m) and B. Corgnet (5/0 m).
St Etienne will play against Dnipro in the group stage of Europa League on Thursday.
Due to many problems with the hooligans in France, especially when Bastia hosted Marseille in Corsica in August when 44 police officers are injured, French authorities have decided to stop the violence on the football matches, so St Etienne fans are not allowed to travel individually, but they will have a limited group of about 600 fans tonight.
However, Marseille have full squad available, they are full of confidence, playing upfront their supporters and they should win this one.
Marseille vs St Etienne Betting Tip: 1 @ 1.85 (Bet365)
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