Marseille vs St Etienne Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews
These 2 sides could swap places in Ligue 1 following Sunday’s game. Read on for our preview and betting advice.
Marseille VS St Etienne Predictions
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Marseille clean sheet
Reason For Marseille VS St Etienne Betting Tips
These two sides could switch places should St Etienne win Sunday’s game, but ultimately neither look likely of reaching their targets of qualifying for next season’s Europa League competition. Both have struggled to put winning runs together recently despite their high positions in the division, which makes this match even more intriguing. Marseille have recently stopped winning one match then losing the next and are on a run of 3 straight draws. January transfer window signing from West Ham United Dimitri Payet has been a revelation for the home team and along with Florian Thauvin, Marseille have become a team packed with creative flair.
Striker Bafetimbi Gomis remains the danger man however, having bagged 16 goals so far this season. The best that Marseille can realistically hope for is to finish 5th by overcoming Bordeaux. If they had been able to put a number of winning runs together earlier this season then they may have run Lyon close but they only came close to doing so in December when they managed four victories in a row.
St Etienne have enjoyed a successful season by their standards, although it is clearly in danger of slipping away in the final few weeks. Since they were dumped out of the Europa League by Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United, the side in green and white have won only 1 league game, against lowly Dijon. Their approach has been to keep things tight at the back and hope to get enough chances to take 1 and win games, but they have not been finding the net much recently.
We think this will be a close game but with Marseille’s home record looking formidable, one they will win. They do not have one of the better defences in the league, but our advice is to back a Clean Sheet Yes bet for the home side at odds of 5/4 with bet365.
For our correct score prediction, we see Marseille winning 2-0 at odds of 7/1 also with bet365.