Marseille v Monaco

BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW

On Sunday night, two underachieving teams go head-to-head in Ligue One, as Marseille host Monaco at the Stade Velodrome. 

Marseille have slipped down to sixth place in the French top-flight table in recent weeks after a run of three games without a win in Ligue One. Last time out in the league, OM drew 1-1 at Angers. 

The home side’s recent Ligue One games have been relatively low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in six of their last nine league games. 

Even Marseille’s usually strong home form has slipped of late in Ligue One, although OM have still lost just one of their last 12 league games at the Stade Velodrome. 

Marseille’s recent home games have been relatively low scoring in Ligue One, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last four outings. The fact that the home side has kept three clean sheets in their previous four home games has been a big contributing factor to those low scoring matches. 

Monaco have endured a dire campaign so far in Ligue One this season. The team from the principality are second from bottom in the French top-flight, five points away from safety. 

The visitors have lost three of their last four games in Ligue One, including last time out when they suffered a 2-0 home defeat against Guingamp. 

Monaco have struggled for wins on their travels of late, winning just two of their last eight matches on their travels in Ligue One. 

One positive for Monaco heading into this potentially vital clash is that they have lost just one of the last six meetings between the sides in all competitions.

Team News

Marseille look set to be without centre-back Adil Rami and striker Konstantinos Mitroglou due to injury. 

Monaco have a lengthy list of possible absentees through injury, including Djibril Sidibe, Willem Geubbels, Stevan Jovetic, Jordi Mboula, Almamy Toure, Nacer Chadli, Ronael Pierre-Gabriel and Adama Traore. Aleksandr Golovin is ruled out due to suspension. 

Match Prediction

Even in inconsistent form, I expect Marseille to see off Monaco in a potentially low scoring encounter. 

4/7 Odds

PREDICTION – HOME WIN

Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.