Marseille vs Strasbourg
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 20th October 2019
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
Sunday night sees week 10 in France’s Ligue 1 close with Marseille v Strasbourg at Stade Velodrome and the home side will start as the favourites to win.
Marseille have been hit and miss this season and come into this game in poor form where they have no wins in their last 4 games. This includes 3 draws in a row and their last match finished in defeat against Amiens. This form has seen the club fall to 8th place with 13 points but the teams are so bunched up that a win would dramatically change their position and they would be fighting for a European place once again. At home Marseille have only lost 1 game and yet they have drawn too many and would be 16th based on home form only.
Strasbourg come into this game in 17th and although they have performed well at home they are struggling on the road. They have a pattern of winning and then losing and have no consistency this season. Their last game ended in a 1-0 loss to Dijon and the club have 9 points. Lose this game and they have a big chance to go into the relegation zone.
Marseille vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
The last time the teams played here in the league Marseille won 3-2.
4 of the last 5 meetings has seen both teams to score.
In the league Strasbourg have no wins at Marseille in 15 years, although they did beat the club in the Coupe de la Ligue in 2018 on penalties.
Marseille vs Strasbourg: Prediction
Marseille need to get their heads together and get back on track. This will be a big televised match in France and the club will want to give a proud performance at home, this is their chance.
Strasbourg do not offer much away from home so we will back the home side to win and must remember that Strasbourg have, in general, a poor record at this ground.
We will also back Dario Benedetto who has done well up front for Marseille, and the team should be able to ease to a victory here, if not they have bigger problems than first suspected.
Marseille vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Strasbourg at 1.83 (5/6)
Anytime goalscorer: Dario Benedetto (Marseille) at 2.50 (6/4).