Marseille vs Saint-Etienne
France Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 3rd March 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille)
Marseille and Saint Etienne will come together to round up another weekend of Ligue 1 action and will star in the Sunday evening game.
It should be a classic encounter as 5th will meet 4th. Marseille are in 5th and 2 points behind St Etienne so a win would be massive for the club to put them in front and move into the top four.
Marseille drew their last game against Rennes but the club have found form after a terrible Christmas and New Year and have now gone their last 4 games unbeaten. It is also worth noting that despite some troubles Marseille have only lost 2 games at home this season.
Saint Etienne could draw level on points as 3rd place Lyon but they will need a win away from home and hope that Toulouse shock Lyon, both results do seem unlikely, but can Etienne at least stay with the top 4 that is the question?
Their form is patchy but they did win their last game when they beat Dijon 1-0. Away from home the club the club have gained 14 points from a possible 39 and have struggled compared to their home form.
Marseille vs Saint-Etienne: Head to Head
The last time the teams met at Stade Velodrome Marseille won 3-0.
Saint Etienne have a terrible record at Marseille with no wins since 2005.
There is a 60% chance to see over 2.5 goals.
Marseille have scored 10 goals against Saint Etienne in their last 4 games.
Marseille vs Saint-Etienne: Prediction
Let’s be fair this game could go either way, but it is hard not to back the home side whose form has really picked up at home and the team rightly come into this game with some confidence.
Saint Etienne’s away form is poor and their good league standing is simply been about how they have performed at home. This on the face of it is a very difficult game for the club and they do not like coming to this ground, for us this is a solid home win.
Marseille vs Saint-Etienne: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Saint Etienne at 1.80 (4/5)
Over 10.5 corners in the game at 1.66 (4/6).