Clermont Foot vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: 11 February 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Gabriel Montpied (Clermont-Ferrand).
Clermont will continue their difficult schedule on Saturday evening when they play host to Marseille in the 23rd round of Ligue 1.
The team led by Pascal Gastien suffered their maiden loss in the last six league games last weekend when they fell 0-2 at home to Monaco.
It was a one-way street for Les Monegasques on the occasion as they bagged two early goals within the opening 13 minutes of the affair at Stade Gabriel Montpied. Clermont have barely challenged them in attack ever since.
Gastien’s troops will try and produce a stronger resistance here against Marseille who do come into the match as pretty clear favorites despite last round’s slip-up.
Les Phocians’ ambitions of causing PSG problems in the potential title battle suffered a huge blow on Sunday when they surprisingly conceded three goals in the home loss to Nice.
It has been Marseille’s inaugural defeat since the World Cup break. It will be interesting to see how much will it affect the team in this fixture with Clermont.
The gap at the top of the standings increased to eight points after Marseille’s mentioned defeat. Igor Tudor’s men can thus ill afford another slip-up here against the likes of Clermont.
Last but not least, we should mention that Les Phocians played a very tough game against PSG in the last 16 round of Coupe de France on Wednesday evening.
Clermont vs Marseille Head-to-head
- Marseille won three of four head to head encounters with Clermont in the short history of this matchup.
- The run includes this season’s 1-0 victory at Stade Orange-Velodrome.
- None of the previous three head to head outings between these rivals saw goals at both ends.
Clermont vs Marseille Prediction
Marseille can’t afford another slip-up if they want to keep the theoretical chances of winning the Ligue 1 trophy alive. They have done well to keep things quiet at the back after the World Cup break (all up until the last weekend’s defeat to Nice) and the clash against Clermont provides a great chance for their another clean sheet.
We’ll take Marseille to win to nil at the 2.75 odds, while you can alternatively back the visitors to beat Clermont in the 2-0 scoreline at the odds of 8.00.
Clermont Foot vs Marseille Betting Tips
Marseille to win to nil @ 2.75 (7/4)
Correct Score: Marseille 2-0 @ 8.00 (7/1) odd.