Amiens vs Marseille
France Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 4th October 2019
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade de la Licorne (Amiens).
The 9th round of the Ligue 1 season will kick off with Amiens hosting Marseille on Friday evening.
Marseille will start out as the obvious favourite, but Amiens will want to give a good account of themselves, so let’s study and see what will be the best betting options for this game.
Amiens come into this game in 16th place and have 8 points and only superior goal difference separates them from actually being in the bottom three. It’s been a tough beginning to the season for the club who have just 1 win in their past four outings.
The home side have lost 50% of their games so far and their last match ended in a 1-1 draw with Angers. Now this was significant as that game was away from home and against one of the best in form teams in the league, in fact Angers are currently 2nd and pushing PSG for 1st place.
Does that mean we can forget about Amiens poor start to the season and think that they have taken something from the Angers game? It’s possible because the club really held their own in the match and it wasn’t a lucky draw. At home Amiens have won 1, lost 2 and drawn 1, and they have not won at home for the last 3 meetings.
Marseille were tipped to do well this season and some weekends they have justified that and others not so much. Their last game finished in a 1-1 draw at home to Rennes and in fact they have now drawn three games in a row.
They are 5th with 13 points and just five short of PSG and have remained unbeaten in the league for over a month. The club also boast the 2nd best away record in Ligue 1 and have not lost on the road from the four games they have played. Their last away game ended in disappointment though as they could only draw 0-0 with bottom club Dijon.
Amiens vs Marseille: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 3-1 to Marseille.
In recent history the clubs have only met 4 times and on each occasion Marseille has won.
In the 4 meetings the club have played each other Marseille has always been able to score at 2 or more goals.
Amiens vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille do have the better side and they have a brilliant history over Amiens and so it is difficult not to pick them. However, Marseille have been struggling for goals lately- just 2 in their last 3 games, and they will need to get that back if they have any chance here.
Amiens are the type of team that pulled off a good result last weekend and now could blow their hard work in this game and in front of their home fans.
We expect this game to be close, but Marseille do boast a lot of quality and like coming to this ground. Interestingly Marseille are great value to win this game and we will take them to get three points.
Amiens vs Marseille: Bet Tips:
Marseille to beat Amiens at 2.38 (11/8)
Anytime goalscorer: Dario Benedetto (Marseille) at 2.88 (15/8).