The home side looks unable to achieve consistency this season, with no connected streaks whatsoever, and they hover in the mid-table hosting Caen in an attempt to lock the points at Velodrome and close the gap to the top 5.
Olympique Marseille host Caen as part of the Ligue 1 Matchday 13, hoping to jump the table and push the visitors towards the relegation zone. Rudi Garcia’s men haven’t been able to find consistency and connect two wins so far, and the trip to Montpellier two weeks ago saw them lose and break the six-matches-long streak without a loss.
They now look to get on top once again against an out-of-form visiting side and we’ll back them to win at 7/10 with Bet365.
Caen indeed are in bad form as their narrow win over Nice made it just two of their last 11 matches, while they lost seven! They haven’t won away yet this season and they made just one point in a goalless draw at Bordeaux. On the other hand, Marseille have played good at home this season and while they haven’t played the best sides of the league, they have three wins and three draws there.
The visitors have won the last two head-to-head encounters at Velodrome, both in 2015 when Marseille were in a slump. They have won the two next encounters in January 2016 and now look to do the same in front of the home crowd. The teams aren’t in their best of attacking forms and we don’t expect to see many goals on Sunday either, so we’ll back Under 2.5 goals FT at 17/20 with Ladbrokes
Rudi Garcia will have problems with the line-up as both Gomis and Lassana Diarra will be out injured. The attacking line will be led by Florian Thauvin who netted three goals this season and he’ll be the pinnacle of the wing attacks. You can back him to score anytime at 13/5 with WilliamHill
, which is definitely more than just a lively longshot.