Match Preview: St Etienne 1-0 Marseille Predictions and Betting Tips 09.05.2021

St Etienne – Marseille Predictions & Tips For Today, May 9, 2021.

League: FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 36
Match: 12:00 St Etienne – Marseille
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.30
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

St Etienne – Marseille Match Preview

  • Winless in their previous six Ligue 1 (L1) matches refereed by Johan Hamel (D3, L3), St Étienne are reeling after posting their worst points tally after 35 rounds of a L1 campaign since 2009/10 (W11, D9, L15). However, a return of four wins from their previous seven top-flight outings (L3) – the same amount as in their prior 25 (D9, L12) – means that safety from relegation is now all but assured.
  • The hosts may have won the reverse fixture 2-0, but they’ve not completed a league double over Marseille since 1979/80! In addition, as ‘Les Verts’ have lost all but one of their seven home league matches in which they’ve trailed at HT this season (D1, L6), a quick start here is essential for the hosts.
  • Visiting Marseille have lost just one of their last eight top-flight matches (W5, D2) – despite conceding the opener in five of the previous six – but still the away side sit outside of the European qualification places. Luckily for ‘Les Olympiens’, they face a side here that they’ve lost to just twice in their last 15 L1 H2Hs (W8, D5, L2 – at all venues).
  • Jorge Sampaoli’s side were on their longest away winless run in the top-flight since April 2002 (D5, L5), when they finally emerged victorious in their last road trip. However, if they are to claim consecutive away L1 wins for the first time in 2021, Marseille will have to keep it tight late on, as 50% of the league goals they’ve conceded on their travels have arrived after the hour mark.
  • Players to watch: St Étienne’s in-form Wahbi Khazri has scored four goals across his previous two L1 home outings, with three coming in the opening 30 minutes. Curiously, Arkadiusz Milik has scored all six of his competitive goals for Marseille between the 35th minute and HT.
  • Hot stat: Seven of the previous eight L1 H2Hs have witnessed the opening goal scored within 25 minutes.

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