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Marseille vs Saint Etienne Prediction

Marseille

September 17

20:00

0 : 2
Saint Etienne

Marseille

Saint Etienne

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France's two remaining perfect sides to start the new Ligue 1 campaign clash on Thursday evening, when Marseille host Saint-Etienne. Full of spirits after snatching a 1-0 derby win over PSG to finish the weekend, Andre Villas Boas' men hope to build on that momentum here.

Saint-Etienne, who had struggled for form in 2020 pre-pandemic, have back-to-back wins for the first time since mid-October last year. That's a remarkable statistic in itself and one that Claude Puel's bullish players will hope to improve even further here. Standing in their way?

A trip to Marseille – they've lost each of their last four H2H meetings with their next hosts. Will that run continue here? Read my match preview, for the correct score predictions and best betting tips ahead of this fixture.

Marseille vs St-Etienne Betting Tips

The ending to an eventful Le Classique on Sunday hit headlines for all the wrong reasons, as five players were sent off in second-half stoppage-time. First-choice left-back Jordan Amavi and substitute striker Dario Benedetto were the Marseille players directly involved, receiving their marching orders.

Marseille were ultimately 1-0 winners to beat a wasteful PSG – the defending champions no less – and although AVB will be without the aforementioned duo, has options to cope without them.

Yuto Nagatomo, who spent seven years at Inter, could make his Ligue 1 debut. Having turned 34 last weekend, the Japan international signed on a free from Turkish giants Galatasaray last month.

It's likely Boubacar Kamara will slot into part of a midfield trio again, with the versatile 20-year-old comfortable both there and in central defence. Kevin Strootman will hope to start, after a cameo at the Parc des Princes.

Saint-Etienne meanwhile, were unchanged for their 2-0 win over Strasbourg. Jessy Moulin was their Man of the Match with six saves, though there were plenty of encouraging signs.

Adil Aouchiche (game-high four key passes) and Denis Bouanga (one goal, three successful dribbles) were influential. Can they replicate similar levels again?

Marseille vs St-Etienne Correct Score Predictions

Marseille are better on paper and St-Etienne will likely miss France under-21 midfielder Arnaud Nordin – one of their key men – through injury. I'm backing a home victory here, as they target sustaining momentum.

Last matches

Marseille

20-09-2020

1 - 1 Lille

D
17-09-2020

0 - 2 Saint-Étienne

L
13-09-2020

0 - 1 Paris Saint Germain

L
30-08-2020

2 - 3 Brest

L
09-08-2020

0 - 1 Ajaccio

L
31-07-2020

1 - 0 Bayern München

L
31-07-2020

1 - 0 Bayern München

L
25-07-2020

2 - 1 DAC

L
22-07-2020

1 - 6

L
19-07-2020

5 - 1

W

Saint Etienne

L

- Rennes

26-09-2020
D

- Nantes

20-09-2020
W

- Olympique Marseille

17-09-2020
W

- Strasbourg

12-09-2020
W

- Lorient

30-08-2020
L

- Angers SCO

15-08-2020
L

- Rennes

12-08-2020
L

- Rennes

12-08-2020
L

- Paris Saint Germain

24-07-2020
W

- Nice

10-07-2020
Marseille vs Saint Etienne Head-to-Head (H2H)
17-09-2020

Olympique Marseille

0
2

Saint-Étienne

05-02-2020

Saint-Étienne

0
2

Olympique Marseille

01-09-2019

Olympique Marseille

1
0

Saint-Étienne

03-03-2019

Olympique Marseille

2
0

Saint-Étienne

16-01-2019

Saint-Étienne

2
1

Olympique Marseille

13-07-2018

Olympique Marseille

0
1

Saint-Étienne

09-02-2018

Saint-Étienne

2
2

Olympique Marseille

10-12-2017

Olympique Marseille

3
0

Saint-Étienne

16-04-2017

Olympique Marseille

4
0

Saint-Étienne

30-11-2016

Saint-Étienne

0
0

Olympique Marseille

Marseille
vs
Saint Etienne
Predicted Lineup
Marseille vs Saint Etienne Predicted Lineup

Mandanda

Nagatomo

Caleta-Car

Gonzalez

Sakai

Strootman

Kamara

Rongier

Payet

Germain

Thauvin

Moulin

Debuchy

Fofana

Kolodziejczak

Macon

Camara

Youssouf

Aouchiche

Bouanga

Hamouma

Monnet-Paquet

Latest results
Total
Home
Away

1-1 vs Lille (H)

D

0-2 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

L

1-0 vs Paris Saint Germain (A)

W

3-2 vs Brest (A)

W

1-0 vs Ajaccio (A)

W

0-1 vs Bayern München (A)

L

0-1 vs Bayern München (A)

L

1-2 vs DAC (A)

L

6-1 vs (A)

W

5-1 vs (H)

W
L

0-3 vs Rennes (H)

D

2-2 vs Nantes (A)

W

2-0 vs Olympique Marseille (A)

W

2-0 vs Strasbourg (H)

W

2-0 vs Lorient (H)

L

0-1 vs Angers SCO (A)

L

0-3 vs Rennes (A)

L

0-3 vs Rennes (A)

L

0-1 vs Paris Saint Germain (A)

W

4-1 vs Nice (H)

18

Goals Scored

12

4

Over 2.5 Goals

5

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-1 vs Lille (H)

D

0-2 vs Saint-Étienne (H)

L

5-1 vs (H)

W
L

0-3 vs Rennes (H)

W

2-0 vs Strasbourg (H)

W

2-0 vs Lorient (H)

W

4-1 vs Nice (H)

6

Goals Scored

8

1

Over 2.5 Goals

2

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

1-0 vs Paris Saint Germain (A)

W

3-2 vs Brest (A)

W

1-0 vs Ajaccio (A)

W

0-1 vs Bayern München (A)

L

0-1 vs Bayern München (A)

L

1-2 vs DAC (A)

L

6-1 vs (A)

W
D

2-2 vs Nantes (A)

W

2-0 vs Olympique Marseille (A)

L

0-1 vs Angers SCO (A)

L

0-3 vs Rennes (A)

L

0-3 vs Rennes (A)

L

0-1 vs Paris Saint Germain (A)

12

Goals Scored

4

3

Over 2.5 Goals

3

6/9 (67%)

Both Teams Scored

1/3 (33%)

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