Monaco vs Marseille
2018/19 French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 2nd September 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Louis II (Monaco).
The game of the weekend in France will take place on Sunday evening when Monaco and Marseille will do battle in the south of France.
The question on French media’s lips is, are Monaco finished?
The 2017 champions have kept selling their very best players but they have always found a way to be competitive, is this the season they will be found wanting?
Last weekend they lost against Bordeaux and the last game they played here they could only draw 0-0 against Lille. The good news is that the club have spent money buying Nacer Chadli for almost £11m just as the window is closing.
Marseille started the season in style when at home they smashed Toulouse 4-0 but then they went a little quiet. They lost 3-1 away to Nimes which was seen as a big shock and could only draw 2-2 at home against Rennes.
Still the bookmakers have lost all confidence in Monaco and despite being at home they have made Marseille the slight favourites to win this game.
Monaco vs Marseille: Head to Head
- Monaco won this game almost a year to the day 6-1 last season.
- Monaco have won at home v Marseille for 5 games in a row.
- Marseille have not won at Stade Louis II since 2010.
Monaco vs Marseille: Prediction
Monaco still have a lot of quality players and seem just a little more balanced than Marseille. It is true that they have had a few setbacks but so have Marseille and they don’t justify their favourite price tag, plus they have a terrible record this decade playing here.
Our bet is to see Monaco win this game, but if they are to do so they will need to score at least 2 goals as Marseille will also have plenty of chances. This will be a great game to watch, and will be very exciting.
Monaco vs Marseille: Bet Tips
Monaco to beat Marseille at 2.63 (13/8)
Monaco to score 2+ goals at 2.10 (11/10)
Anytime goal scorer: Stevan Jovetic (Monaco) at 3.00 (2/1).