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The Ligue 1 tie at Stade de la Meinau on Saturday will see home side Strasbourg take on Marseille.
Our full set of predictions, statistics and match poll for Strasbourg v Marseille can be seen below (plus the best game odds).
Strasbourg head into this game following a 0-0 Ligue 1 drawn match versus Clermont Foot.
In that game, Strasbourg had 39% possession and 17 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. Clermont Foot got 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Strasbourg haven’t made the most of their chances in more recent games. Their sum of goals stands at just 3 against opponents during the course of their previous 6 matches. In those games, Strasbourg have also seen the number of goals scored against them come to 7.
Pre-game facts show that Strasbourg:
- haven't been beaten in the league by Marseille in their last 2 matches.
- haven't won against Marseille in their previous 15 league games. That has got to hurt.
- are without a home win in the past 4 league matches. That's never good.
Following on from a loss in their previous game against RC Lens in Ligue 1 action, Marseille and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Marseille managed 53% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. On the other side, Lens got 14 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Jonathan Gradit (90') scored for RC Lens.
The trend of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Marseille has become fairly consistent in recent matches. Examining their last six games reveals that this has happened 5 times. During those clashes, opposing sides have managed a goal tally of 3 while Marseille have scored 8. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward into this match, however.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Marseille:
- haven't been defeated by Strasbourg in games played away from home for the previous 7 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are without an away win for the past 9 matches in the league. Their travelling support will be needed here, for sure.
Head to head
A look at their most recent head to head meetings going back to 06/11/2020 shows us that Strasbourg have won 0 of them and Marseille 3, with the tally of drawn matches standing at 3.
A total of 17 goals were produced between them in this period, with 5 of them for Le Racing and 12 netted by Les Olympiens. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
The last league contest featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 27 on 12/03/2023 when it finished Marseille 2-2 Strasbourg.
In that game, Marseille had 41% possession and 7 shots on goal with 4 on target. The goalscorers were Chancel Mbemba (49') and Alexis Sánchez (76').
On the other side, Strasbourg got 24 shots on goal with 9 on target. Jean-Eudès Aholou (88', 89') was the scorer.
The referee was Jérémie Pignard.
Team News: Strasbourg
There’s just a single fitness concern for the Strasbourg manager Patrick Vieira to be concerned about from an otherwise complete set of players. Karol Fila (Cruciate ligament tear) won’t play.
We think that Le Racing should employ a 4-2-3-1 system this time, handing starts to Matz Sels, Frederic Guilbert, Gerzino Nyamsi, Lucas Perrin, Eduard Sobol, Ismael Doukoure, Ibrahima Sissoko, Angelo Gabriel, Dion Sahi, Lebo Mothiba and Emanuel Emegha.
Team News: Marseille
Owing to an otherwise healthy group of players, there’s only the sole fitness problem for the Marseille gaffer Gennaro Gattuso to be concerned about. Valentin Rongier (Broken kneecap) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the thinking that Les Olympiens might play in a 4-2-3-1 lineup, starting the game with Pau Lopez, Jonathan Clauss, Chancel Mbemba, Leonardo Balerdi, Renan Lodi, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Jordan Veretout, Ismaila Sarr, Amine Harit, Joaquin Correa and Vitor Oliveira.
We’re envisaging that Strasbourg may well find it hard to score against this Marseille lineup who should emerge victorious.
We’re therefore predicting a very competitive encounter with a 0-1 winning score for Marseille at the conclusion of the game.
It should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade de la Meinau (26,280)
Captain: Matz Sels
Chairman: Marc Keller
Manager: Patrick Vieira
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15
⭐ Key Man: Lebo Mothiba
Generally playing in the Striker position, Lebo Mothiba was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. After having made a senior debut playing for Valenciennes FC in the 2016 - 2017 season, the gifted Forward has accumulated 3 league goals in the Ligue 1 2023 - 2024 campaign so far from a total of 10 appearances.