Marseille vs Saint Etienne Betting Tips & Predictions

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20:00 Fri 21 Aug
Football
France
Ligue 1
Tip: 1
Units: 3/5

The 2020/21 Ligue 1 season begins on Friday 21 August, with Marseille kicking things off at the Stade Vélodrome when they clash with St Etienne.

Unlike the English Premier League, German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga, the French top flight was curtailed last season when the COVID-19 pandemic led to lockdown, although it doesn’t seem to have affected the leading clubs in France considering Paris Saint-Germain and Lyon made the final four of the Champions League.

As for Marseille, they will be playing in this leading UEFA competition next term and our prediction is that Andre Villas-Boas’ team will open their 2020/21 campaign with a victory against a St Etienne side that lost ten of their fourteen away games last season.

Les Phocéens amassed 56 points from their 28 Ligue 1 games last term and they were fairly robust in their own stadium after racking up eight wins and four draws, experiencing just two defeats and we’re happy to tip Marseille to win the game.

St Etienne were in seventeenth place in Ligue 1 and it’s possible that they could have been sucked into a relegation battle if the campaign had continued until May, with Claude Puel looking to steer the Saints into a higher position this time around.

Puel does have a fairly negative approach when it comes to tactics and he’s unlikely to be expansive with a game plan away to one of the stronger teams in the division, with the betting odds illustrating that St Etienne are the rank outsiders. 

Our tip is nice and simple for this Ligue 1 curtain-raiser. We’re simply going to plump for Marseille to land three points. While there’s always an element of unpredictability about the first few matches of the season, we ultimately think that they will have too much strength for their opponents.

BETTING TIP
Marseille @ 1.61 with bet365

Team News

Confirmed Lineup

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne - Predicted Lineups & Confirmed Starting 11s

Marseille Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

Saint-Etienne Lineup Confirmed Lineup & Formation

  • 30
    Steve Mandanda
  • 04
    Boubacar Kamara
  • 15
    Duje Caleta-Car
  • 03
    Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon
  • 02
    Hiroki Sakai
  • 26
    Florian Thauvin
  • 05
    Leonardo Balerdi
  • 21
    Valentin Rongier
  • 10
    Dimitri Payet
  • 27
    Maxime Lopez
  • 08
    Morgan Sanson
  • 30
    Jessy Moulin
  • 26
    Mathieu Debuchy
  • 03
    Wesley Fofana
  • 05
    Timothée Kolodziejczak
  • 27
    Yvann Maçon
  • 08
    Mahdi Camara
  • N/A
    Yvan Neyou Noupa
  • 20
    Denis Bouanga
  • 29
    Charles Abi
  • 17
    Adil Aouchiche
  • 21
    Romain Hamouma

Marseille Formation4-3-3

  • Marseille Substitutes
  • 23: Marley Aké
  • 07: Nemanja Radonjic
  • 28: Valere Germain
  • 24: Saif-Eddine Khaoui
  • N/A: Pape Gueye
  • 06: Kevin Strootman
  • 20: Christopher Rocchia
  • 17: Bouna Sarr
  • 16: Yohann Pele

Saint-Etienne Formation4-2-3-1

  • Saint-Etienne Substitutes
  • 14: Jean-Philippe Krasso
  • 32: Maxence Rivera
  • 18: Arnaud Nordin
  • 02: Harold Moukoudi
  • 33: Lucas Gourna-Douath
  • N/A: Alpha Sissoko
  • 01: Stefan Bajic

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne - Last Matches

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne - Stats

Goals - Last 5 Matches

Marseille

Saint-Etienne

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total / match
1.2
1
1.2
2
2.4
3

Marseille

Saint-Etienne

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
1.4
1.2
1.4
1.4
2.8
2.6

Marseille

Saint-Etienne

Scored / match
Conceded / match
Total
2
1.2
1.2
1.8
3.2
3

Corners - Last 5 Matches

Marseille

Saint-Etienne

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
5.6
4.2
8.8
6
14.4
10.2

Marseille

Saint-Etienne

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
5.4
5.6
5.8
3.8
11.2
9.4

Marseille

Saint-Etienne

For / match
Against / match
Total / match
4.6
3.4
9
5.6
13.6
9

Ligue 1 - Standings & League Table

Ligue 1 - League Table

# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Lille 7 5 2 0 13:2 17
2 PSG 7 5 0 2 16:3 15
3 Rennes 8 4 3 1 16:10 15
4 Nice 7 4 1 2 10:9 13
5 Lens 7 4 1 2 10:10 13
6 Angers 8 4 1 3 10:16 13
7 Marseille 7 3 3 1 10:8 12
8 Montpellier 7 3 2 2 13:9 11
9 Monaco 7 3 2 2 10:9 11
10 Lyon 7 2 4 1 10:7 10
11 Saint-Etienne 7 3 1 3 9:10 10
12 Bordeaux 7 2 3 2 7:5 9
13 Brest 7 3 0 4 11:15 9
14 Metz 7 2 2 3 7:7 8
15 Nantes 7 2 2 3 9:10 8
16 Nimes 7 2 2 3 9:11 8
17 Lorient 7 2 1 4 12:14 7
18 Strasbourg 7 1 0 6 6:16 3
19 Reims 7 0 2 5 6:13 2
20 Dijon 7 0 2 5 4:14 2
# Team G W D L +/- P
1 Lille 4 3 1 0 8:1 10
2 Montpellier 4 3 0 1 9:4 9
3 Lens 3 3 0 0 5:1 9
4 Monaco 4 2 2 0 8:6 8
5 Nantes 3 2 1 0 7:4 7
6 Rennes 4 2 1 1 7:6 7
7 Angers 4 2 1 1 5:5 7
8 PSG 3 2 0 1 7:2 6
9 Bordeaux 4 1 3 0 3:0 6
10 Metz 3 2 0 1 5:3 6
11 Brest 3 2 0 1 6:5 6
12 Saint-Etienne 4 2 0 2 5:6 6
13 Nice 3 2 0 1 4:5 6
14 Lyon 3 1 2 0 5:2 5
15 Marseille 4 1 2 1 5:5 5
16 Lorient 3 1 1 1 6:5 4
17 Nimes 4 1 1 2 7:9 4
18 Strasbourg 4 1 0 3 3:8 3
19 Dijon 4 0 2 2 3:6 2
20 Reims 3 0 0 3 1:6 0

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne FAQ

When is Marseille vs Saint-Etienne being played?

Marseille vs Saint-Etienne will be played at 20:00 GMT on Thursday 17 September 2020 at Orange Vélodrome.

What is the Marseille vs Saint-Etienne H2H record?

H2H last 5 matches: Marseille wins: 3, Saint-Etienne wins: 2, draws: 0.

What is Marseille’s most recent form?

Marseille form (last 5 matches): WDDDL.

What is Saint-Etienne’s most recent form?

Saint-Etienne form (last 5 matches): LLLDW.

What is the predicted Marseille line-up?

Official Marseille line-up (4-3-3): Steve Mandanda, Hiroki Sakai, Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon, Duje Caleta-Car, Boubacar Kamara, Valentin Rongier, Leonardo Balerdi, Florian Thauvin, Morgan Sanson, Maxime Lopez, Dimitri Payet.

What is the predicted Saint-Etienne line-up?

Official Saint-Etienne line-up (4-2-3-1): Jessy Moulin, Mathieu Debuchy, Wesley Fofana, Timothée Kolodziejczak, Yvann Maçon, Mahdi Camara, Yvan Neyou Noupa, Denis Bouanga, Charles Abi, Adil Aouchiche, Romain Hamouma.

Who is injured or suspended for Marseille?

Hiroki Sakai (injured)

Who is injured or suspended for Saint-Etienne?

Zaydou Youssouf (injured), Kevin Monnet-Paquet (injured)

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