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Marseille vs Monaco Prediction & Match Preview


Marseille vs Monaco Prediction & Match Preview

Marseille vs Monaco
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 12th December 2020
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).

Despite what turned out to be a fairly dismal Champions League campaign by all accounts, Marseille have been enjoying an excellent spell in Ligue 1 having won their last five league games and they find themselves challenging at the top with two games in hand over most of their rivals. 

They run into one of those rivals here, with Monaco just a point below them in the table, and if history can tell us anything it is that goals can be expected in this fixture. 

The last eight meetings between the two teams have seen both teams score, and plenty of those matches have been high scoring, so Over 2.5 Goals and Both Teams to Score are the standout markets in this one.

Marseille vs Monaco: Head to Head

Teams Marseille Monaco played so far 45 matches.
Marseille won 18 direct matches. Monaco won 17 matches. 10 matches ended in a draw. On average in direct matches both teams scored a 3.00 goals per Match.

Marseille vs Monaco: Prediction

Marseille in actual season average scored 1.45 goals per match. In 8 (100.00%) matches played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 4 (50.00%) matches in season 2020 played at home was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Monaco average scored 1.83 goals per match in season 2020. In 8 (80.00%) matches played away was total goals (team and opponent) Over 1.5 goals. In 5 (50.00%) matches played away team was total goals (team and opponent) Over 2.5 goals.

Team News:

Marseille left-back Jordan Amavi played no part against City after sustaining a muscular injury, and the defender will not recover in time for this one either.

Yuto Nagatomo will deputise on the left-hand side again after starting at the Etihad, while Benedetto, Valentin Rongier and Duje Caleta-Car are all expected to return to the starting XI.

However, Villas-Boas himself will watch this one from the stands after being sent off for protesting an Amavi booking in last weekend's win at Nimes, and the Olympiens manager will be joined by Payet, who is suspended following an accumulation of bookings.

As for Monaco, Vito Mannone is set to continue in between the sticks as Benjamin Lecomte recovers from a broken hand, with Kovac's number one looking set to remain out of action until 2021.

Aleksandr Golovin is back in training after a serious hamstring injury but the trip to the Orange Velodrome may come too soon for the Russia international.

Djibril Sidibe is not too far away from a return after a calf problem, but the right-back would struggle to displace Ruben Aguilar, with Kovac potentially tempted to stick with the same XI from last week's loss to Lille.

Marseille possible starting lineup:
Mandanda; Sakai, Gonzalez, Caleta-Car, Nagatomo; Kamara, Rongier, Sanson; Cuisance; Thauvin, Benedetto

Monaco possible starting lineup:
Mannone; Aguilar, Disasi, Badiashile, Henrique; Martins, Fofana, Tchouameni, Diop; Ben Yedder, Volland