Marseille vs St Etienne Match Info
Date: Sunday March 3 2019
Kick-off time: 8.00pm GMT
Venue: Orange Velodrome
Referee: Clement Turpin
Marseille vs St Etienne Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
January 16 2019: St Etienne 2-1 Marseille
February 9 2018: St Etienne 2-2 Marseille
December 10 2017: Marseille 3-0 St Etienne
Total head-to-head league matches played since 1999-2000: 33
Marseille wins: 15
St Etienne wins: 7
Marseille vs St Etienne Stats
- St Etienne’s win against Marseille in January was their only one in the last 11 matches between these clubs
- Marseille are unbeaten at home to St Etienne this century
- But St Etienne have lost only one of their last five away games
Marseille vs St Etienne Match Preview
These two clubs are still holding out hope of playing Champions League football next season – but neither can afford to lose their clash at the Orange Velodrome on Sunday.
The top three in the final Ligue 1 table will qualify for the Champions League and at present, Paris Saint-Germain look like being joined by Lille in going straight into the group stage.
The third-placed team will enter the qualifiers – and even the group phase directly if the Europa League winners are already in via their domestic competition – and that berth is currently held by Lyon.
But St Etienne are within striking distance, with Marseille just one place and two points behind them, so victory for either team in this match would be a huge fillip for their chances.
Marseille are hot favourites here due to their strong recent form, 10 points collected from the last 12 available, while they also have a good head-to-head record against St Etienne.
However, the Greens have been more solid on their travels of late (see stats above) than they were earlier in the campaign and the only points they have dropped within their last three games at home and away were against PSG.
Jordan Amavi is suspended here for Marseille after his red card against Rennes last week, and St Etienne are backed to maintain their improved away form by collecting at least a point that would keep them ahead of their opponents in the chase for that important third spot.
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