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St Etienne vs Marseille Prediction & Betting tips
The first match of the 25th round of Ligue 1 takes place on Friday – St. Etienne receives Marseille. The southern French play surprisingly strong this season. With 51 points Marseille was able to secure second place in the table – but with only one point ahead of the Monegas. Nevertheless, the championship title seems unlikely. Paris already has 11 points ahead. The situation at St. Etienne looks different. Currently the host of Friday occupied only the twelfth place in the table. However, it is extremely tight in the midfield of Ligue 1. The eighth and the 18th rank separate only seven counters! Thus, the table turns out differently after each round. In this game, the betting odds on an away win are surprisingly high. Also betting on the number of goals seem to have a great value. The game will start at 19:45 Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.
St Etienne :
St. Etienne is going through a mixed season of highs and lows. Until the ninth round, the team from near Lyon could compete with the best clubs in the league. A strong start to the season resulted in third place in the table. In the following nine rounds, not a single point was scored! Thus, the fans of St. Etienne had to wait a full three months for a success. There is no need to explain that this situation led to free fall in the table. Since some teams are still significantly worse, St. Etienne landed in 16th place. Only one point the team at that time had a lead on a relegation zone. Thanks to the current shape curve, ASSE was able to regain twelfth place in the table. It is clear that there is nothing to be gained this season. The gap to the Europa League starting place is already 19 points.
In the Coupe de la Ligue St. Etienne was already eliminated in the 1/16 finals. Only on penalties a winner was found. Striker last season – Strasbourg – had the better nerves. Even more bitter was the defeat in the Cup de France. Also in the 1/16 finals St. Etienne had to give up – even on penalties. In the game against Table Neighbors, Troyes, Soderlund and Hernani failed from the penalty spot.
Marseille has the best form in France. The southern French have clearly won each of the last five games. Only against the table neighbors Monaco the points were shared. Over the whole season, Marseille are sovereign in second place. The port dwellers had to give so far only three times beaten. Lyon and Rennes lost the match relatively close. The duel against Monaco in August, however, Marseille lost significantly. Already at break the Monegassen led with 4: 0. The final score of 6: 1 could have been even higher. In the home game against leaders Paris Marseille deserved a victory. The 2: 1 lead lasted until the 93rd minute. Obviously, the offensive has recorded and hits much more often than at the beginning of the season. In the last seven games, the Marseille fans cheered 25 (!) Goals. In the second round of the Coupe de France Marseille Bourg Peronnas from the second division showed the limits. Nine goals were scored in the away game. The Greek Mitroglou celebrated a three-pack. The second cup will take place without participation of Marseille. Already in the second round was against Rennes final stop.
For Marseille, the championship title is a long way off. The gap on Paris is already too big with eleven points. The focus is therefore on the second place. As Monaco have only one fewer total, Marseille have to win every game.
St Etienne vs Marseille head to head matches
10.12.17 L1 Marseille St Etienne 3 : 0
16.04.17 L1 Marseille St Etienne 4 : 0
30.11.16 L1 St Etienne Marseille 0 : 0
21.02.16 L1 Marseille St Etienne 1 : 1
22.11.15 L1 St Etienne Marseille 0 : 2