St Etienne vs Marseille Match Info
Match date: 16th January 2019
Kick-Off: 8.00pm GMT
Stadium: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Etienne
St Etienne vs Marseille Head to Head Record
Last 3 meetings:
13 Jul 2018 Olympique Marseille 0 – 1 Saint-Etienne
9 Feb 2018 Saint-Etienne 2 – 2 Olympique Marseille
10 Dec 2017 Olympique Marseille 3 – 0 Saint-Etienne
Matches played: 36
St Etienne wins: 8
Marseille wins: 17
St Etienne vs Marseille Stats
- Marseille have suffered five losses in last eight outings and only earned three draws along the way
- St Etienne come into the match after beating Dijon (3-0), Olympique Strasbourg (0-6), and Guingamp (0-1) in their last three outings
- Les Verts bagged a 0-1 pre-season win over the rivals in July but haven’t bagged a competitive win since 2013
St Etienne vs Marseille Match Preview
St Etienne have picked it up since mid-December and they host Marseille for their Matchday 17 clash hoping to build on such performances, after holding Nice to a 1-1 draw and beating Dijon (3-0), Olympique Strasbourg (0-6 in Coupe de France), and Guingamp (0-1) in three outings since.
Les Verts have been rock-solid in front of the home crowd too and now look for their fifth home win in a row, having kept clean sheets on last three of those occasions. Jean-Louis Gasset will want more of the same from his men, as they try to capitalize on the visitors’ woes of recent.
Indeed, Marseille have struggled to turn clashes their way and haven’t bagged a win since November, where an eight-match winless streak across competitions had them crash out of Europa League, Coupe de la Ligue (in the hands of Strasbourg), Coupe de France (in the hands of Andrezieux), and drop down the pecking order in Ligue 1.
Les Phoceens have seen Monaco snatch a point in a 1-1 draw at Orange Velodrome most recently and they’ll now need more to return to the winning ways at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, as in-form St Etienne poses a serious challenge at this point.
We don’t see them making it happen, though, and we’ll now rather stick with a Home win here – which comes at 11/8 with BetVictor and attracts many value seekers already. We’ve seen them in great shape at this ground and now hope to see them impress once again.
Les Verts have based their success on tough defensive displays before anything else and with that in mind, we’re now also backing them to keep a clean sheet at 23/10 with FansBet – which could prove overpriced with their current spell of form.
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