Caen vs Marseille
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 20th January 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Michel d’Ornano (Caen).
Caen are in 16th and on 18 points and are amongst the favourites to get swept into a relegation battle so they must start consistency picking up points especially at home, although this weekend they will meet a big opponent in Marseille.
Caen lost their last game 3-1 to Lille which took place at this stadium but they have been in decent form otherwise beating Toulouse here a few weeks ago and drawing against Reims and Strasbourg. The Lille defeat was the clubs first loss in the league since the beginning of December.
There are big problems at Marseille, with fans rioting and demanding a managerial change after seeing a whole host of bad performances and after such a bright start to the Ligue 1 campaign the club have fallen on hard times.
They have slipped to 9th place and have not won a game since November. Their latest defeat was by 2-1 against Saint Etienne in midweek, and they are currently 6 points adrift of a European place finish.
Away from home they have won just 10 points from a possible 30 and have gone their last three games on the road without a win. They have lost 60% of their games away from home.
Caen vs Marseille: Head to Head
Marseille have won the last 7 meetings in a row against Caen.
Caen have not beaten Marseille when at home in over 15 years.
Marseille have scored 14 goals against Caen in the last 4 meetings.
Caen vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille are a great price to win this game even though they are just slight odds on to do so. They have a terrific record over Caen and the home side have really struggled this season.
Having said that there are big problems at Marseille and a lot of pressure on manager Rudi Garcia.
But if the players are with him then it might be worth taking the risk to back the win here, they certainly have a much better and stronger team than Caen.
Caen vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Caen at 1.91 (10/11)
Correct Score: Marseille to win 2-1 or 3-1 at 8.00 (7/1) and 15.00 (14.00)