The prediction of Marseille and St. Etienne comes before the match of the 3rd round of the Ligue1. This game will be played on September 17th, at Stade Vélodrome, France. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Marseille vs St. Etienne Match Preview and Team News
Marseille started their new Ligue 1 campaign by winning the first two matches, and even more impressive is the fact that both of these victories were booked away from home. They opened the season with a win against Brest with the result 2:3, followed by another encouraging triumph of 1:0 over last year’s champions of the Ligue 1. Marseille finished last season as runners-up PSG, who had 12 points more at the top. In the previous round’s derby match at Parc des Princes, Marseille had 34% possession and five shots on goal. Florian Thauvin played a great game and managed to find the back of the net. The hosts are full of confidence now, as they managed to beat their fierce rivals at their ground after a very long time. They want to keep up the pace and challenge the title this season, especially since they already have six points more than PSG. Unavailable players who cannot play in this match due to suspension are Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto, as they have been sent off in the last round.
Saint-Etienne also explosively started its campaign in Ligue 1 with wins against Lorient and Strasbourg, both 2:0. In the match against Strasbourg, St. Etienne had a 48% ball possession and a total of 10 shots, from which four were on target. During five of the previous six games in which St. Etienne played, a small number of goals were scored between them and the opposing teams. The football fans could not see more than two goals per match on average in that period, and we will see if the trend will continue. The visitors have not played very well at away grounds lately, as they failed to get back home with a win seven times in a row. This will be their first away match in the new season of Ligue 1, and we will see if they are going to improve. Romain Hamouma is the best player of the team, this 33-year old player scored six goals last season, and a lot is expected of him. St. Etienne shouldn’t have troubles with injured players in the build-up of this game.
Marseille vs St. Etienne Predicted Lineups
Marseille: Mandanda, Sakai, Caleta-Car, Balerdi, Nagatomo, Kamara, Strootman, Rongier Thauvin, Germain, Payet.
St Etienne: Moulin, Debuchy, Fofana, Kolodziejczak, Macon, Neyou, Camara, Abi, Aouchiche, Bouanga, Hamouma.
Marseille vs St. Etienne Betting Tips and Predictions
An exciting clash is ahead of us, and both sides are enjoying their good displays lately. However, Marseille should be closer to the victory, and we believe they will deliver it.
Their head to head matches haven’t been too efficient lately, and the fans could see a moderate number of goals. The visitors’ defense still hasn’t conceded, and we think this one could remain under 2.5 margin.
Marseille to win @2.10
Under 2.5 FT @1.70
Correct score 1:0 @7.00