Strasbourg vs Marseille
French Ligue 1 – Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 15th October 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau.
Olympique Marseille notched as many as four goals exactly two weeks ago when they demolished Nice in the last game of the day on Sunday at Allianz Riviera.
Les Phoceens will have a nice opportunity to repeat the impressive attacking performance against one of the weakest defensive lines in the league this Sunday when they travel to Stade de la Meinau to take on the recently-promoted Strasbourg side in the ninth round of the competition.
Le Racing opened the season in a promising fashion, but they quickly started to feel the strength of the higher division football.
Luckily for Thierry Laurey, the four-loss streak came to an end in the previous round when his men pulled out a 1-1 draw at Dijon.
However, saving the elite class status will require a serious turnaround in form and the match against the start-studded Marseille side is just not the one you’ll grab the salvation points from.
Rudi Garcia’s men have been playing hot and cold since the start of the season, but the run of four wins in last five matches reveals that Les Phoceens have finally found the chemistry.
The team showed a great spirit coming back from two goals down at Nice. Lucas Ocampos was especially inspired netting a brace, while former Bayern Munich’s midfielder Luiz Gustavo scored his first goal in Marseille’s shirt.
Strasbourg vs Olympique Marseille: Head to head
The two sides will take on each other for the first time since the 2007/08 season.
Their previous meeting offered a seven-goal thriller which at the end saw Marseille’s 4-3 victory at Stade Velodrome.
Strasbourg vs Olympique Marseille: Prediction
We honestly doubt the visitors will fail to take advantage of the momentum and we simply have to back them to claim three points from Stade de la Meinau at the odds of 10/11.
Strasbourg vs Olympique Marseille: Bets
The main bet is Olympique Marseille to win the match at the odds of 10/11 @ 888 Sport.
The alternative bet would be Olympique Marseille Over 2.5 goals FT at 11/4 @ 888 Sport.