The championship question is undisputed in Ligue 1. It is only a matter of time before Paris Saint-Germain bag the ninth championship in club history. In the coming season, PSG is expected to catch up with the record champion St. Etienne, especially since it is not to be expected that “Les Verts” will be involved in the title race.
St. Etienne vs Marseille Soccer Betting Predictions
AS Saint-Etienne is becoming less and less important. Once the flagship of French football, “ASSE” is currently only an average in Ligue 1. For “Les Verts” there have been only two victories in the last nine league games. St. Etienne has already slipped to 15th place in the table.
The home game against Olympique Marseille is now in the English week. Bookmakers see St. Etienne as outsiders against Marseille and offer odds of 3.00 for a home win for “ASSE”. In contrast to the form-weak record champions from Saint-Etienne, the guests are in a much better shape. The “Phocéens” have been unbeaten across all competitions for 14 competitive matches in a row.
St. Etienne – Statistics & current form
AS Saint-Etienne is the record champion in France. “Les Verts” won ten championships in club history and is thus the most successful team in French Ligue 1. The status of “ASSE” will have little meaningfulness according to recent history. St. Etienne has had no league title since the 1980/81 season.
PSG is expected to catch up after league titles next season. Championship aspirations of “ASSE” would be rather utopian in the circumstances. Fourth place in the table last season can be seen as a great success for “Les Verts”. In this season, St. Etienne is experiencing a real roller coaster ride.
In the meantime, a form crisis caused “ASSE” to slip down to the relegation zone. There was only a brief positive effect under the new coach Claude Puel. “Les Verts” is currently in free fall. In Ligue 1, St. Etienne has won only two of the last nine games. If the negative trend continues, Puel will have to worry about his job.
In the home game against Marseille, the two injured Boudebouz and Monnet-Paquet will be missing. The French record champion has no further defaults. Last weekend “ASSE” suffered a 1: 3 loss to Metz. If the next setback follows, there are lucrative odds for a tip on the guests at St. Etienne against Marseille.
Probable lineup of St. Etienne:
➲ Ruffier – Trauco, Perrin, Saliba, Debuchy – M’Vila, Cabaye – Bouanga, Khazri, Honorat – Abi
Last games from St. Etienne:
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Metz vs. AS St. Étienne 3: 1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/28/2020 – AS Monaco vs. AS St. Étienne 0: 1 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. Olympique Nimes 2-1 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/18/2020 – Paris FC vs. AS St. Étienne 2: 3 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/12/2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. FC Nantes 0-2 (Ligue 1)
Marseille – Statistics & current form
In contrast to last year, only two teams in Ligue 1 will get the right to start for the premier class this season. The star ensemble from Paris will undoubtedly get a ticket. In the race for the second direct right to start for the Champions League, Olympique Marseille is ahead.
However, the “Phocéens” as runner-up in Ligue 1 only have a lead of three points over the pursuer from Rennes. Recently there were two goalless draws in a row. This meant that “l’OM” was unbeaten for the 14th time in a row across all competitions, but the competition in Ligue 1 moved up.
With an away record of 5-4-2, Marseille is the second strongest away team in Ligue 1. Since the away defeat against PSG (0: 4), “l’OM” has been unbeaten abroad. At the start of the second half of the season, Marseille prevailed at the home strong race, securing three important points in the race for second place in the table.
Under André Villas-Boas, the upward trend should continue in the upcoming games. The Portuguese has a promising squad and will soon be able to use the services of offensive star Florian Thauvin. The 27-year-old is expected to be operational in the next few weeks. Otherwise Villas-Boas can draw on plenty and does not complain about any failures.
Probable lineup of Marseille:
➲ Mandanda – Amavi, Caleta-Car, Gonzalez, Sakai – Kamara – Payet, Sanson, Rongier, Sarr – Benedetto
Last games from Marseille:
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Girondins Bordeaux vs. Marseille 0-0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/29/2020 – Marseille vs. Strasbourg 3: 1 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Marseille vs. Angers 0-0 (Ligue 1)
⚽️ 01/17/2020 – Granville vs. Marseille 0-3 (Coupe de France)
⚽️ 01/10/2020 – Rennes vs. Marseille 0-1 (Ligue 1)
St. Etienne vs Marseille Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
St. Etienne and Marseille will meet for the 117th time. “L’OM” leads the direct comparison with a balance of 52-22-42. In Ligue 1, Marseille suffered only one defeat in the last 13 duels against St. Etienne. Recently there were two wins in a row. In the first half of the current season Marseille won 1-0 against “ASSE” after a goal by Benedetto.
It was the fourth home win in a row for “l’OM”. Elsewhere, there has been no victory for Marseille in the French record champions since the 2015/16 season.
St. Etienne vs Marseille Soccer Betting Prediction
The record champion from Saint-Etienne is fighting a form crisis. Since the match against the runners-up from Marseille hardly comes in handy. The “Phocéens” have been unbeaten for 14 competitive matches in a row and therefore travel with a wide chest. Most recently, the Marseille offensive remained harmless, but there was no way around the “l’OM” defense bulwark.
Considering how weakly the “ASSE” offensive was presented recently, the favorite role of Marseille is hardly surprising. The guests were supposed to be the game-determining team on Wednesday evening and put the underformed hosts from Saint-Etienne in their place.
Key facts – St. Etienne vs Marseille tips
📌 St. Etienne has won only two of their last nine games in Ligue 1.
📌 Marseille has been unbeaten since 14 competitive matches in a row.
📌 Marseille is the second strongest Ligue 1 away team.
St. Etienne suffered a bitter defeat at FC Metz last weekend. The second setback in a row is unlikely to be prevented. We would place our St. Etienne vs Marseille tip on lucrative betting odds on the guests. This would risk six out of ten possible units.
Competition: Ligue 1
Prediction Today: 2
Stake: 6/10 units