Marseille vs Amiens
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 16th February 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille)
Has the tide finally turned at Marseille who were playing so poor for the last few months? Coach Rudi Garcia has been under immense pressure but the club have now won their last 2 games and seem to be heading in the right direction.
A new marquee signing in Mario Balotelli was a good move and the Italian has already scored for the club like he did in their last win against Dijon. The club are in 6th place and gunning for Europe and are just three points adrift of a 4th place finish.
At Stade Velodrome they have only lost 2 games all season and remain solid here. Their last home game was a 1-0 win over Bordeaux, and they will be expected to beat Amiens when they come to visit this weekend.
Amiens are 16th and just two points clear of the bottom three. Form has been poor where they racked up 4 losses in a row. However last weekend they were able to win their sixth game of the season when they narrowly edged past Caen with a 1-0 victory.
Away form is poor and Amiens have won just 8 points from a possible 36. They have scored just 6 goals also which along with Guingamp is the worst record in the league.
Marseille vs Amiens: Head to Head
The teams have only played each other in recent history three times and Marseille have won each game.
Earlier this season Marseille beat Amiens 3-1.
Marseille have scored 7 goals in their 3 games with Amiens.
Marseille vs Amiens: Prediction
Marseille are 1.50 (1/2) to win this game which is about right. The club have found some form again and they are looking stronger and being at home to face a poor side such as Amiens feels like the perfect way to continue that run.
The players have their confidence back are Marseille are a far superior team to Amiens. With the odds the way they are we are tempted to back Marseille but with the minus handicap in place which will give us much better odds. Marseille usually score a few goals against Amiens and we think that they can dominate this game once more.
Marseille vs Amiens: Bet Tips
Handicap: Marseille to beat Amiens with a -1 goal start at 2.30 (13/10)
Anytime goalscorer: Mario Balotelli (Marseille) at 2.10 (11/10).