Marseille vs Monaco
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 13th January 2019
Kick-off at 20.00 UK/ 21.00 CET
Venue: Stade Vélodrome (Marseille).
Marseille suffered an absolute shock defeat in their last match-day in the Coupe de France Round of 64.
The opponents were Andrezieux, currently plying their trade in the fourth division of French Football. The match ended 2-0, even though the top-division team held the ball for 78% of the total time and had completed 701 passes. In response, their opponents had completed just 199 passes.
Monaco has really been the main topic of discussion for most fans who passionately follow the Ligue 1 despite the presence of powerhouses like PSG. Their fall from grace was completely unexpected and has taken the football world by storm.
Even club legend Thierry Henry seems to be at his wits’ end and has been taking flack for his performance at the helm.
Marseille vs Monaco Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last nine h2h matches in a row had both teams on the scoresheet.
- All these nine games also had over 2.5 match goals.
- 12 of the last 14 meetings at this venue had both teams on the scoresheet as well as over 2.5 match goals.
- The Olympians scored two or more goals in four of their last five appearances against the Red and Whites at the Velodrome.
- The teams hosting the matches have scored a total of 25 goals in the last nine h2h ties.
Marseille vs Monaco Prediction
The Phocaeans were heartbroken after their unexpected loss against an absolute underdog of a team from the Championnat National 2, the fourth tier in the football system in France. The team cannot wait to get back on the pitch and get back to their winning ways.
Rudi Garcia’s men have also had the misfortune to have met some tough teams in the recent weeks, and as a result, their form, as well as morale, have taken a hit.
The game against Monaco, to be frank, one of the worst teams in the league right now, is a blessing from heaven for the hosts.
Marseille will take advantage of this fixture and try to finish the game in style. The players, as well as the fans, need a great performance for things to cool down.
Right from the starting whistle, Olympique will try to wear down the mentally drained Monegasques and get on top of things.
Thierry Henry’s men have been winless in 18 of their last 26 matches on the road and are a prime candidate to get relegated this season. There’s little chance that the team will survive this game without a loss.
Historically, the h2h matches have always seen the home teams performing well. In the last nine games alone, the sides that hosted the ties scored an outstanding total of 25 goals. Expect Marseille to take full advantage of their home status and to line up with their most dangerous eleven.
Backing a Marseille win with a combination of over 2.5 goals in the match has very good value and in all probability, the goals will come from the hosts itself.
Marseille vs Monaco Betting Tips
Result/ Total Goals: Marseille Win/ Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.25 (5/4)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Marseille @ 1.60 (3/5).