It’s almost time for Champions League action on Wednesday when Marseille will take on Porto.
All Marseille v Porto game predictions, stats and user poll are shown below (including the best match odds).
Marseille, following on from their previous result, will be hoping for more of the same after a 0-1 Ligue 1 victory over Strasbourg.
In that match, Marseille had 49% possession and 1 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. The scorer for Marseille was Morgan Sanson (72'). For their opponents, Strasbourg got 9 attempts at goal with 2 on target.
A recurring feature of more recent Marseille games is the number of nil scores.
Taking their previous 6 clashes before this one, in as many as 5 of them a wager on BTTS would've been a losing one.
Porto go into this game following on from a 3-1 Primeira Liga win with the defeat of Portimonense in their previous outing.
In that match, Porto managed 69% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 on target. For Porto, the goalscorers were Chancel Mbemba (45'), Mehdi Taremi (46') and Sérgio Oliveira (89'). Portimonense had 9 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Beto (14') scored for Portimonense.
Over the course of their previous 6 outings, Porto have helped themselves to a tally of 12 goals. Dragões have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. During those fixtures, they have had 7 goals scored by their opponents. We will find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Head to head
The previous league contest featuring these sides was Champions League match day 3 on 03/11/2020 and the score finished Porto 3-0 Marseille.
On that day, Porto managed 39% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 4 of them on target. Goals were scored by Moussa Marega (4'), Sérgio Oliveira (28') and Luis Díaz (69').
Marseille had 7 shots at goal with 0 on target.
The referee was Antonio Mateu Lahoz.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille manager André Villas-Boas will be grateful not to have any fitness concerns at all before this clash thanks to a completely healthy squad ready to go. Konstantinos Mitroglou will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Porto
Porto boss Sérgio Conceição has to choose from a squad that has some fitness concerns. Iván Marcano (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Mouhamed Mbaye (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) and Pepe (Foot Injury) won’t be making appearances.
We feel that Porto and Marseille could well cancel each other out, with goals at a real premium.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a game with minimal goal-scoring opportunities. We therefore see a very even match with a 0-0 scoreline when all is said and done.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Jacques-Henri Eyraud
Manager: André Villas-Boas
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 4, Champions League (Group C)
🔑 Star Man: Morgan Sanson
Regularly used in the Centre Midfield position, Morgan Sanson was born in Saint-Doulchard, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Le Mans FC in the 2012 - 2013 season, the accomplished Midfielder has scored 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 8 appearances.