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Marseille vs Toulouse Prediction & Betting tips
With the opening match between Olympique Marseille and Toulouse FC, Ligue 1 will start the new season on Friday night. For both clubs the preparation games were not optimal. FC Toulouse lost four of a total of eight friendlies, Olympique Marseille won only one of seven games. On Friday, “I’OM” is the clear favorite in front of a home crowd. In the entire season 2017/2018, the team of coach Rudi Garcia lost only two home games. Among the guests, Alain Casanova will have another coach on the sideline than last season. Casanova was toulouse coach and assistant coach from 1995 to 2015 and knows the club well. Marseille is the clear favorite against Toulouse for betting on the win. Given the available odds, a tip on Marseille, however, could still be worthwhile.
Olympique Marseille missed last season’s second European title in the club’s history just barely. The team of coach Rudi Garcia reached the final of the Europa League, but failed there at Atletico Madrid. Thus Marseille missed next to the title and the participation in the Champions League in the new season. This should be achieved by a top 3 placement in the season 2018/2019 again. In the summer break, the club’s leadership reinforced the squad by center-back Duje Caleta-Car. The loaned last season left-back Jordan Amavi has also been firmly committed.
The test games of the season preparation did not go as desired. Olympique Marseille won only against Nantes. Otherwise, there were four defeats and two draws. However, friendlies in preparation are usually not decisive for the future course of the season. “I’OM” was Ligue 1’s third-strongest home side last season and suffered only two home defeats in the competition. Marseille left winger Lucas Ocampos will miss Friday’s injury.
At Toulouse FC Alain Casanova is an old acquaintance for the new season in the coaching department. The 56-year-old Frenchman was co-coach in Toulouse from 1995 to 2008 and head coach from 2008 to 2015. Under Casanova to Toulouse FC again play successful football and save the league in the new season prematurely. In the past season threatened the club namely to descend into Ligue 2. The south of France reached the 18th place and then prevailed in the relegation against AC Ajaccio. Away, Toulouse lost 12 out of 20 games last season.
In the summer break, the Toulouse FC had to accept two serious departures. With Alban Lafont, the goalkeeper left the club in the direction of Florence, center-back Issa Diop moved to West Ham United for 25 million euros. A replacement for Diop has not yet been committed. Baptiste Reynet came as a new goalkeeper from league rivals Dijon, otherwise reinforced Toulouse’s squad with some offensive players. In the opening match against Olympique Marseille, Toulouse is in the clear outsider role with betting odds up to 8.00. The encounters with Marseille last season were both lost.
Marseille vs Toulouse head to head matches
11.03.18 L1 Toulouse Marseille 1 : 2
24.09.17 L1 Marseille Toulouse 2 : 0
09.04.17 L1 Toulouse Marseille 0 : 0
08.01.17 COU Toulouse Marseille 1 : 2 (1 : 1)
14.08.16 L1 Marseille Toulouse 0 : 0