Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
France- Ligue 1.
Date: Wednesday, 16th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (Saint-Étienne).
The Saints are currently on a Europa League spot with 33 points from 19 matches. With just more than half of the season completed they still have the chance to finish in the top-2 spots.
The hosts are equal on points with Lyon who are third in the table and a win would definitely help them keep the pressure on Lille and Lyon. At present they are on a 3 match win streak in all competitions, which makes them unbeaten in the last 4 matches. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games and they were able to keep a clean sheet in the latest 3 also.
Apart from PSG, the Greens are the only team to remain unbeaten at home this season. So the visitors will have to work hard to break that streak. More than 2.5 goals were scored in all 4 of their recent home matches.
The Olympians have fallen well behind in the table this season. They are 9th as of now, losing 6 of their 18 matches so far. But the team from Marseille have never lost their attacking talent scoring 31 goals and conceding 27 in return.
Phocaeans are winless in their last 8 competitive fixtures across all venue. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in total on 4 of their latest 4 games. This poor run is also viewed away from home as they have lost 3 of their previous 5 matches on the road. Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those games as well.
The main problem Rudi Garcia is facing is that his side is not able to defend at all in away games. His team does not have a clean sheet in their last 5 games on the road conceding a total of 11 goals in that period.
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Olympians have won 2 of the last 5 matches against this opposition.
- More than 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 previous games held across all venues.
- They are unbeaten in 10 h2h games against the Greens in all competitions.
- St Etienne previously won this fixture back in May 2013, which the match ending 2-0 at their home.
- Marseille has won only once in the last 5 competitive h2h matches against the hosts at this ground.
- Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches and both sides scored in 3 matches as well.
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille: Prediction
The hosts have been in great scoring form recently. They have scored 2 or more goals in 8 of their last 10 games in front of their home fans. This includes an active 4 game streak as well. So we can bet on the Greens to score 2 or more goals against Marseille with 5.00 odds.
Saints have also been good at defense, as the latest 3 home games saw them keep a clean sheet. With this, they have a clean sheet in 6 of their last 10 home matches. Meanwhile, the visitors even failed to score against Andrezieux, a National 2 team, in their last cup game. So we can bet on the home side to keep a clean sheet with 3.40 odds.
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille: Betting Tips
St Etienne: Over 2.5 team goals @ 5.00 (4/1).
Clean sheet for the hosts @ 3.40 (12/5).