Marseille vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 12th December 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
A huge fixture in Ligue 1 will take place on Saturday as Marseille try to underline how they are taking this league season seriously and try to get a victory against a very good opponent.
Presently Marseille has the best form in the league with 5 wins from their last five games. Last weekend they beat Nimes away from home 2-0. The club are in their best position for years because even though they are fourth and four points behind PSG, the league leaders they have 2 games extra to play over them.
So in Ligue 1 it is very good news for Marseille however they are out of Europe completely after another loss in the Champions League, this time a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City. It has been an awful experience for the club who have lost 5 of their six group games.
Of course the one advantage of being out of Europe does is that Marseille can fully concentrate on trying to wrestle the league from PSG’s hands.
Monaco are in 5th place and just 1 point behind their hosts, so a win could see them go past their opponents. Like Marseille Monaco were in superb form but last weekend that ended as they lost 2-1 at Lille who are in 2nd place.
Monaco have had a good season so far but away from home they are still struggling. The club have lost 4 from six games and on away form only they would be in 15th position.
Marseille vs Monaco: Head to Head
The last time the teams met here the match ended 1-1.
Marseille have scored 8 goals past Monaco in their last 3 league meetings.
Since 2013 Monaco have only won once at Marseille.
Marseille vs Monaco: Prediction
Marseille are the form side and at home and Monaco received a reality check last weekend. But Marseille had a bad result in Europe in midweek. However they have been poor in the Champions League for two months and it hasn’t affected their league form.
This should be an entertaining game with plenty of chances for both sides but we feel Marseille can get the result. But expect incident packed game.
We will back both teams to score because Monaco have goals in them but last weekend’s defeat against Lille raised further questions about their poor away form.
Marseille vs Monaco Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Monaco at 2.75 (7/4)
Both teams to score at 1.57 (4/7).