Saint Etienne vs Marseille (By: Dajkula)
In one of the tricky midweek fixtures St.Etienne welcomes Marseille for a round 20 of the French League One.
And looking at the current situation the home side is looking good to take the 3 points today. St.Etienne is one of the strongest home sides in the league with also a great defense. They are on a good run and have the second best form in the league. Facing Marseille in this situation is quite optimal. St.Etienne is the fourth team of the league with 33 points and are leveled with Lyon which holds the last Champions League place. At home, they have 7-2-0 with 19:6 gd. St. Etienne has a quite experienced squad and under coach Gasset they are reaching new heights. If they can enhance their away game a bit we could see them in CL this year.
Marseille is in all sort of problems. They play like crap and the fans are coming against them lately calling them frauds and a disgrace. Marseille hasn`t won since November and that is a run of 8 matches. They were also humiliated in the cup against the 4`th tier Andrezieux losing 2:0. They don`t concede many goals but they can`t score either. There have been some draws but against teams, they should have won against. Probably the biggest slap in the face was the elimination from the Europa League finishing last in the group with horrible results. Now they are out of it but the poor results continue. And they will probably continue till the coach Rudi Garcia gets sacked. Maybe some of the players are hoping for that to happen.
Marseille is ranked 9`th with 28 points and 8-4-6 so far. They are a real hit or miss away from home having 3-1-6 with 13:20 gd. Their only proper away win was against Nice while they lost against Lille, Lyon, and Montpellier. All with the handicap! Marseille has one guy to worry about and that is the scorer Thauvin who scored 11 so far but hasn`t scored in a month. Marseille is missing the defender Sakai(12-0).
St.Etienne has a few problems in defense with standard defenders Subotic(15-0) and Debuchy(11-2) injured. But even without them, for the last month, they managed well winning 3 matches and drawing 1. St.Etienne is in fine form and I am hoping they will show that against the out of sorts Marseille.
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Saint Etienne vs Marseille predictions
|Saint Etienne||Pinnacle||2.52||8||2-1 WON (+12.16 units)|
Saint Etienne vs Marseille betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Dajkula).