Wednesday evening, the 23rd day of Ligue 1 ends with an interesting meeting between Saint-Etienne and Marseille. Saint-Etienne hopes to replace itself while Marseille hopes to maintain its lead over Rennes in the fight for 2nd place.
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille Free Betting Tips
After finishing in a good 4th place last year, Saint-Etienne is not at this level at all this season. Indeed, the Greens are only 15th in the ranking with 28 points on the clock. However, they are not dropped in the ranking since they only have 6 points behind the … 4th place. Too irregular these last few days, Forez players have been especially interesting in the Coupe de France by winning in front of Paris FC (2-3) then against Monaco (0-1). In Ligue 1, Claude Puel’s men are tough. Beaten by Nantes after the truce (0-2), they had regained the necessary smile in front of Nîmes (2-1). But last Saturday, they relapsed on the field of FC Metz (3-1).
For its part, OM have had a completely satisfactory season in the league this year. Not necessarily expected at this level, the Olympians are still 2nd in the ranking with 12 lengths behind PSG and 3 points more than Stade-Rennais which is 3rd. Serious in the Coupe de France with victories against Granville (0-3) and Strasbourg last Wednesday (3-1), the men of André Villas-Boas have slowed down the pace recently in Ligue 1. After winning against Nîmes (3-1) and Rennes (0-1), the Phocéens had to share the points by failing to gain the upper hand against Angers (0-0) and Bordeaux (0-0) Sunday evening.
The staff for Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
Saint-Etienne remains deprived of the important Monnet-Paquet, Boudebouz, Camara and Nordin who are all stuck in the infirmary. On the offensive side, the former Nîmois Bouanga distinguished himself with 7 goals scored in the league this season.
Still injured, Florian Thauvin should not be able to return before March. In attack, Benedetto (7 achievements) and Payet (6 achievements) are the two best offensive assets of this formation.
The compositions for Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
The likely composition of Saint-Etienne:
Ruffier – Debuchy, Saliba, Perrin, Trauco – Cabaye, M’vila – Honorat, Khazri, Bouanga – Abi
Absent: Monnet-Paquet, Boudebouz, Camara, Nordin (injured)
The planned tactical arrangement (4-2-3-1):
Debuchy – Saliba – Perrin – Trauco
Cabaye – M’vila
Honorat – Khazri – Bouanga
The likely composition of Marseille:
Mandanda – Sarr, Alvaro Gonzalez, Caleta-Car, Amavi – Sanson, Kamara, Rongier – Germain, Benedetto, Payet.
Absent: Thauvin (injured).
The planned tactical arrangement (4-3-3):
Sarr – Gonzalez – Caleta-Car – Amavi
Sanson – Kamara – Rongier
Germain – Benedetto – Payet
The history of confrontations Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
The two teams crossed 109 times in Ligue 1. Marseille led with 48 wins against 39 for Saint-Etienne and 22 draws.
In the first leg, Marseille won at the Vélodrome (1-0)
Key points for the match Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
– Marseille has been undefeated in Ligue 1 since October 27.
– In Ligue 1, Sainté has lost 5 of its last 6 games.
– Saint-Etienne has only the 15th attack in Ligue 1.
– Marseille has been a little more difficult in the game lately.
Free Betting Tips Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
A little more in difficulty in the game for a few meetings, Marseille could be content to take only one point in this part.
Betting Tips: Both teams to score