St-Etienne vs Marseille 02/05/2020 Preview, Betting Tips and Odds
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
St-Etienne vs Marseille 02/05/2020 – It’s Matchday 23 in Ligue 1 as Saint-Etienne welcomes Olympique Marseille at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on February 5. This is a battle between two of the most successful clubs in the history of French football with some purists calling it the real Le Classique. St-Etienne is coming off a loss while Marseille drew their last match. And despite their opposite positions in the league table, Marseille is just the slight favorites by the Best Online Betting Sites.
St-Etienne vs Marseille 02/05/2020
Not having one of their best seasons, St-Etienne is only 15th on the table with eight wins, four draws and ten defeats. They have only one win in their last six matches, five of which were losses. In their most recent match, St-Etienne visited Metz and they suffered a disappointing defeat. Even though they controlled most of the possession and had more shots, they were defeated 3-1. They conceded one goal in the first half before two more goals were added in the span of seven minutes. Romain Hamouma scored a consolation in the 89th minute as the Greens suffered their tenth loss of the season.
Players to Watch: Denis Bouanga (7 goals, 3 assists), Romain Hamouma (6 G, 1 A), Wahbi Khazri (3 G, 2 A), Ryad Boudebouz (1 G, 3 A), Miguel Trauco (1 G, 2 A), Yann M’Vila (2 A).
Currently behind league leaders PSG, Marseille has the opportunity to close the gap at the top with a win. They are 12 points behind, not impossible to get back, but they have to play perfect football for the rest of the season. Marseille has to stop their inconsistencies, which is evident since they have just three defeats this season, the same as PSG. However, they have to put games away with seven draws. Their latest result was another draw, 0-0 against Bordeaux. It was an even matchup with both teams almost having the ball almost equally while Marseille had more chances. They had 16 shots but only four were on target. Marseille have to improve their finishing if they want to at least have a chance to catch up to PSG.
Players to Watch: Dario Benedetto (7 G), Dimitri Payet (6 G, 3 A), Nemanja Radonjic (4 G, 1 A), Morgan Sanson (3 G, 2 A), Valere Germain (2 G, 3 A), Kevin Strootman (2 G, 2 A).
St-Etienne vs Marseille Betting Numbers
It’s the purist’s version of the Le Classique as St-Etienne battles Marseille on Matchday 23 at the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard on February 5. St-Etienne has only one victory in their last six matches while Marseille is on a 10-game unbeaten run. Despite 15 points separating the two clubs, Top Sports Betting Websites are just slightly favoring Marseille to come out victorious over St-Etienne.
Moneyline: It is relatively safer to bet on Marseille since they have played better this season and they have a moneyline of +130. On the other hand, St-Etienne is slight underdogs with a +180 moneyline while a draw has +250 moneyline.
Score Prediction: Marseille narrowly escapes with a 2-1 win over St-Etienne.