• September 20, 2020

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne Predictions and Betting Tips

There's midweek action aplenty in the French Ligue 1 with at least one game scheduled to be played from Tuesday all through Friday. For Thursday's encounter, we see Marseille welcome Saint-Etienne to the Stade Velodrome. Which side will manage to bag the spoils at the end of 90 minutes?

This highly-anticipated encounter looks promising taking into account both teams exploits in the league this season. However, Marseille is heading into this game with a more superior head-to-head record. Les Olympiens have bested their opponents nine times in the last sixteen meetings. The away team, on the other hand, have won only twice in that period. They would be heading into this game in search of their first win in five games against their opponents. All the more reason for this game why we expect this to be a feisty encounter.

Could this be the year for Villas-Boas and his troops?

PSG have been a dominant force in the French Ligue 1 for quite some time now. Les Parisiens have won the title seven times in eight years. This season, however, looks like it might be different with Olympique Marseille starting off with a bang. Following that opening game victory against Stade Brest, the side recorded a vital away victory against the defending champions last weekend.

In a game that ended in a brawl between the teams, Villas-Boas and his troops secured a vital 1-0 victory against the nine-time league champions. Florian Thauvin's volley in the 31st minute proved to be the decisive goal at the end of the day.

Saint-Etienne looking to give their fans reasons to cheer this campaign

Following the cancellation of the 2019/20 campaign, Saint-Etienne was condemned to a 17th place finish. The team looks to correct that minor anomaly this season and have taken the right step towards doing that as they registered two wins from opening two games, conceding none in both games.

In their previous game, they registered a comprehensive 2-0 win just as they did in their first league game. Bouanga converted a penalty with 57 minutes of play gone to put his team in front. It wasn't until the 81st minute the second goal came via Camara to round off the scoring.

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne Team News

Benedetto and Amavi saw red against PSG and will be unavailable for this game on Thursday. With regards to the away side, Nordin is rated doubtful for this side after picking up a knock last time out.

Marseille possible starting XI:

Mandanda; Sakai, Caleta-Car, Gonzalez, Nagatomo; Kamara, Strootman, Sanson; Payet, Thauvin, Lopez.

Saint-Etienne possible starting XI:

Moulin; Macon, Kolodziejczak, Fofana, Debuchy; Camara, M'Vila, Neyou; Aouchiche, Bouanga, Hamouma.

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne Prediction: 2-1

Both teams are heading into this game following decent results since the commencement of the new league campaign. However, we believe the side from Marseille will just nick this one taking into account that monumental achievement in their previous game.

Football Predictions For Marseille Vs St Etienne From Our Experts

Game Time Outcome Expert Name Result
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1X Sure Win 0 - 0
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1X Sure Win 0 - 0
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1X Maicon 0 - 0
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1 Demvic 0 - 0
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1X Gbollyhano 0 - 0
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1X Johnnykenny 0 - 0
Marseille vs St Etienne 19:00 1X Savage 0 - 0