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Marseille will arrive at Stade de la Mosson on Saturday for the Ligue 1 game with hosts Montpellier.
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Montpellier will be looking for a repeat result of a 0-1 Coupe De France success against Voltigeurs Châteaubriant.
In that game, Montpellier managed 73% possession and 14 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Montpellier was Florent Mollet (61'). Voltigeurs Châteaubriant got 8 attempts on goal with 1 on target.
La Paillade have not been the best at stopping their opponents lately, although they have also done enough to convert their own chances into goals. Looking at their last 6 games, La Paillade have been punished defensively in 5 of them while also managing to get on the scoresheet in 6 of those matches. Nevertheless, time will tell if that pattern will persist in this match.
Their prior results show that Montpellier:
- have not emerged victorious against Marseille in their last 3 league games.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
Marseille will come into the game after a 2-0 Ligue 1 win with the eclipse of Dijon in their last fixture.
In that game, Marseille had 64% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 3 on target. For Marseille, the goals were scored by Leonardo Balerdi (45') and Álvaro González (79'). Dijon FCO got 4 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Jorge Sampaoli's Marseille have managed to stick the ball in the net 7 times in the course of their most recent six matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those same matches adds up to 8.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Marseille:
- have not emerged victorious against Montpellier in away games against them for the last 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 9 league matches. A poor run.
Head to head
A glance at their prior head-to-head clashes going back to 03/12/2017 shows that Montpellier have won 1 of these & Marseille 2, with the tally of drawn results being 3.
In all, 12 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 6 from La Paillade and 6 belonging to Les Olympiens. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The previous league match featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 18 on 06/01/2021 which ended up with the score at Marseille 3-1 Montpellier.
That time, Marseille managed 56% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 7 on target. Goals were scored by Nemanja Radonjić (41'), Dimitri Payet (80') and Valère Germain (84').
Montpellier got 13 attempts at goal with 5 of them on target. Florent Mollet (52') was the scorer.
The referee was Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: Montpellier
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just the lone fitness concern for the Montpellier gaffer Michel Der Zakarian to be concerned with from an otherwise fully-primed set of players. Ambroise Oyongo (Cruciate Ligament Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli has to currently contend with reduced team options. Yuto Nagatomo (Thigh Muscle Strain), Jordan Amavi (Thigh Problems) and Valentin Rongier (Achilles tendon problems) will miss out on this game.
Our assessment is that Marseille and Montpellier could both find goals hard to come by here.
Let’s see how it plays out, but a draw with few scoring chances is looking likely to us. Our tip is therefore for a 0-0 score at the end of this one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Mosson (32,900)
Captain: Vitorino Hilton
Chairman: Laurent Nicollin
Manager: Michel Der Zakarian
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 8, Coupe De France (1/8 Finals)
🔑 Star Player: Stephy Mavididi
Mostly taking to the field in the Striker position, Stephy Mavididi was born in Derby, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Charlton Athletic in the 2016 - 2017 season, the goalscoring Forward has scored 9 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign to date from a total of 28 appearances.