Guingamp vs Marseille
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 20th April 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade de Roudourou (Guingamp)
On one hand we have Guingamp who are trying to survive in Ligue 1 and on the other we have Marseille who are trying to finish in a European place so this game at the weekend is all set up to be a great encounter.
Guingamp are in 19th and are 8 points from safety with 6 games to go they look set to be relegated. But of course they have a play off lifeline if they can finish in 18th and that will be the clubs target to pass Dijon and there is just 1 point involved in doing so.
Form has been decent for Guingamp’s standards and they have lost just 1 game in their past 4. They come into this match having drawn back to back games against Monaco and Strasbourg. The Strasbourg game ended 3-3 and showed that this team have a lot of fight in them.
Marseille’s form has been all over the place and they have wobbled of late although they ended a 3 game streak of no wins by defeating Nimes 2-1 last weekend.
The club are 2 points behind 4th place and a European spot and away from home the club have suffered this season losing 9 games from 16 played with just 1 win in their past five.
Though Rudi Garcia’s side picked up a good win the bad news is that Mario Balotelli who has been brilliant in scoring goals for the club since he arrived in January has an injury to his thigh. It is still unclear how long he will face out but we can presume that he will not play in this match.
Guingamp vs Marseille: Head to Head
In the reverse fixture earlier this season Marseille destroyed Guingamp 4-0.
Last season this fixture ended 3-3.
Marseille have not won at Guingamp since 2014 going back 4 matches.
Guingamp vs Marseille: Prediction
Both clubs are scoring goals but the problem for Marseille is that they haven’t looked up to the task when playing a team who can attack.
Had this match taken place earlier in the season, we would have backed Marseille to win but Guingamp have looked like a different team in the last couple of months. They can cause Marseille serious problems, we will back them to get all three points for small stakes and also back the correct score and both teams to get on the score sheet.
Marseille’s away form is simply too poor to have much confidence in backing them.
Guingamp vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Guingamp to beat Marseille at 4.00 (3/1)
Both teams to score at 2.00 (1/1)
Correct Score: Guingamp to win 2-1 or 3-1 at 13.00 (12/1) and 34.00 (33/1).