Marseille vs Strasbourg
France – Ligue 1
Date: Wednesday 26th September 2018
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
Marseille took a 4-2 beating from rivals Lyon at the weekend which further underlined that even though the club are taking strides forward they are still behind the very best teams in Ligue 1.
The good news is that they have Florian Thauvin who scored again and is always a threat. He is now the league’s top scorer with 6 goals and will want to add to that figure in midweek when his team return home to take on Strasbourg.
Marseille are in 5th place on 10 points and the Lyon loss was their first for 3 games. At home they have been very strong winning 7 from 9 points and remain undefeated. But it is the goals that have really impressed and they have 10 from their first three matches here. They will be the odds on favourites to win this game.
Strasbourg moved onto 8 points when they beat Amiens at the weekend by 3-1. In fact if they win this game they would go in front of Marseille so there is a lot to play for. Their away form is mixed but it is telling that when they played a good level team like Lyon they lost 2-0.
Marseille vs Strasbourg: Head to Head
- Marseille won this game last season 2-0.
- Strasbourg have no wins at Marseille in at least 15 years.
- Marseille have scored 9 goals in the past 3 meetings with Strasbourg.
Marseille vs Strasbourg: Prediction
The only result we see here is a home win and even at odds on prices we should take this. They are a better equipped side and their loss to Lyon will not affect them too much as they return home to play a team who have not won at this ground in over a decade and rarely perform well here.
The crowd will be 100% for Marseille and we feel that they will ease to a victory. They score goals at home and we should expect more. For smaller stakes we will also back the correct score.
Marseille vs Strasbourg: Bet Tips
Marseille to beat Strasbourg at 1.40 (2/5)
Marseille to score 3+ goals at 2.25 (5/4)
Marseille to win and Florian Thauvin (Marseille) to score at 2.25 (5/4)
Correct Score: Marseille to win 3-0, 4-0 or 5-1 at 10.00 (9/1), 17.00 (16/1) and 34.00 (33/1).