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Marseille make the trip to Stade Louis II on Saturday for the Ligue 1 showdown with home side Monaco.
Scroll down for all of our predictions, poll and stats for the Monaco v Marseille game - as well as up-to-date odds.
Monaco fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 1-2 Ligue 1 victory versus ESTAC.
In that game, Monaco managed 51% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Monaco, the scorers were Sofiane Diop (40', 58') and Ruben Aguilar (51' Own goal). ESTAC had 12 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
It’s been seldom in recent games that Monaco have managed to hold out for a full 90 minutes. In fact, Monaco have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 clashes, leaking 8 goals in the process. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be continued into this game, though.
Coming into this clash, Monaco haven’t won at home in the past 2 league games.
Marseille head into the match following on from a 3-1 Ligue 1 win with the eclipse of St Etienne in their previous fixture.
In that game, Marseille managed 64% possession and 19 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Marseille, the goals were scored by Mattéo Guendouzi (23'), Gerson (51') and Cengiz Ünder (68'). AS Saint-Etienne got 11 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. Timothée Kolodziejczak (32') scored for St Etienne.
The stats don’t lie, and Marseille have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals overall. Defensively, Marseille have some weaknesses to address.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 02/09/2018 tells us that Monaco have won 2 of these games and Marseille 3, with the tally of drawn results standing at 1.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 overall at an average of 4 goals per match.
The previous league game between the two was Ligue 1 match day 21 on 23/01/2021 when it finished Monaco 3-1 Marseille.
On that day, Monaco had 53% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 6 on target. The goals were scored by Guillermo Maripán (47'), Aurélien Tchouaméni (75') and Stevan Jovetić (91').
For their opponents, Marseille had 5 attempts on goal with 1 of them on target. Nemanja Radonjić (12') scored.
The match was refereed by François Letexier.
Team News: Monaco
Jean Marcelin (Torn Muscle Fibre) and Aleksandr Golovin (Hip Injury) aren’t available for Monaco gaffer Niko Kovač.
Team News: Marseille
In an otherwise full-strength group, there’s only the one fitness problem for the Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli to be concerned with. Arkadiusz Milik (Knee Injury) misses out for this game.
In our view, Marseille will have their work cut out to be putting a goal past this Monaco team who we think might well be able to grind out a win.
We therefore fancy a very competitive encounter with a 1-0 advantage for Monaco at the end of the match.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Louis II (18,523)
Captain: Wissam Ben Yedder
Chairman: Dmitri Rybolovlev
Manager: Niko Kovač
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 14, Europa League (Group B), UCL Qualifiers (Play-Offs)
🔑 Star Man: Sofiane Diop
Mostly used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Sofiane Diop was born in Tours, France. Having played his first senior match for Monaco in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Midfielder has scored a sum of 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 4 appearances.