Marseille are knocking on the door of the top four in Ligue 1 but they have just lost a little bit of momentum. They will be hoping to get it back as they face the relegation-threatened Monaco on Sunday. Monaco have grabbed Cesc Fabregas from Chelsea in the hopes of putting together a stronger second half of the season. Thierry Henry’s men are in trouble. Read our Marseille v Monaco betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on January 11th, 2019 at 8:22 p.m.)
Marseille went into the winter break with a D2 L1 record in their final three games
Their home form has been solid this season in the league at W5 D2 L1
In their last home game, they draw 0-0 with Reims
They have won all four games played at home this season against sides currently 14th or lower
Marseille won all of those four games to nil, scoring at least two goals in each
Marseille have averaged over two goals at home this season
They have shipped only six home goals this season in their eight games
62% of their home games they have returned a clean sheet in
Marseille have won four of their eight home games to nil this season
Each of their last four league home games have ended under 2.5 goals
They have produced 65% of their home goals in the first half of matches
Only Lyon and PSG have scored more league goals than Marseille this season
Marseille collected a 3-2 away win over Monaco back in September
Monaco are unbeaten in their last four visits to Marseille (all competitions)
Each of the last nine meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Both teams have scored in eight of the last nine meetings
Monaco are in trouble second from bottom in Ligue 1 five points from safety
Under Thierry Henry’s stewardship, they have won two league games only
Monaco suffer back to back losses heading into the winter break
Their away from this season is better than their home form
On their travels, they are W3D1 L4 for the season
They have lost all four of their away games this season against top half of the table teams
Monaco have tallied up nine goals on their travels but have only the two clean sheets
Their two away clean sheets have been produced in their last three away games
They have won two of their last three away games in the French top flight (L1)
Monaco are 25 points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign
They have scored 89% of their away goals in the second half of matches
Only three teams have scored fewer league goals than they have
They have the third-worst defensive record in Ligue 1 as well
Monaco have failed to score in 39% of all their league matches this season
Cesc Fabregas single-handedly isn’t going to change the fortunes of Monaco. They have looked really poor. Marseille are a strong home side and we have to really eye up the home win to nil as a serious proposition.
12th January 2019 / lee - Category: European Football Betting
PSG’s momentum this season has been ridiculous with them having won all ten of their league fixtures this season and they aren’t far off averaging four goals per game. They will face a fellow top-four side here as they make a trip to Marseille. Can Marseille produce a performance to deny the champions their first points of this campaign? Read our Marseille v PSG betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
Marseille have earned back to back clean sheet wins in Ligue 1 so have a nice bit of form behind them ahead of this tough home game. They are actually unbeaten in their five league home games this season with a W4 D1 record. Three of Marseille’s home wins this season have been with a clean sheet. However, because this is PSG showing up, that’s probably worth a pass as a betting option.
Marseille have scored at least two goals in each of their home games this season. Over 3.5 goals is well worth a look at even money odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). 80% of Marseille’s home games this season have made it over 3.5 goals. There is more to support that as well because Marseille’s last 10 home matches against PSG in all competitions have seen over 2.5 goals.
Marseille have won seven of their last eight league games at home so certainly have the home from behind them. They could be missing the influential Florian Thauvin though who remains a doubt for this game after missing the Europa League on Thursday night. He has scored in three of Marseille’s five home games this season. In total at home, this season in the top flight Marseille have produced 15 goals and have conceded just the four.
Marseille took a point in a 2-2 draw at home against PSG last season
PSG are unbeaten in their last seventeen games against PSG
PSG have scored at least two goals in 12 of their last 13 against Marseille
Marseille lost 3-0 twice at PSG last season in league and cup
Marseille have scored in each of their last seventeen home games against PSG
PSG are W4 D2 in their last six league meetings with Marseille
There doesn’t appear to be any stopping PSG at the moment as they have taken back to back 5-0 league wins now over Lyon and Amiens respectively. They have produced a victory in all ten of their league games this season and they have come up with at least three goals in all four of their road games. They have pretty strong form against Marseille having won 14 of their last 16 matches against them in all competitions.
In the correct score market a PSG 2-1 is the shortest-priced option at 15/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). PSG have averaged over three goals per away game this season, while they have won their last three league matches without conceding. But because PSG have conceded in three of their four road games, both teams to score is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm)
That Parisians have been winning at both half time and full time in 6 of their last 7 matches (Ligue 1). Kylian Mbappe has five goals in this last two league games for them, and has nine goals in five league appearances so far this season. He can be backed at 15/4 odds in the first goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:51 pm). Then there is Neymar of course who has returned eight goals in eight league fixtures for the Champions this season.
It should be another win for PSG just because they are on a different level here. Still, Marseille have a good scoring record against them and so we will back the PSG to win & both teams to score option.
27th October 2018 / lee - Category: European Football Betting