⚽️ Match: Marseille – St Etienne
⚽️ Competition: Ligue 1
🗓 Date: 17.09.2020
Predictions for Thursday’s Ligue 1 fixture the Orange Vélodrome. Both clubs put perfect starts on the line in his Ligue 1 encounter.
- St. Etienne lost each of their last seven Ligue 1 away games.
- Marseille beat Les Verts in each of the club’s last three meetings.
- St. Etienne failed to score in each of their last three clashes with Marseille.
Marseille on a roll
Having finished as Ligue 1 runners up last season after a truncated 2019/20 campaign, Marseille has come out of the blocks quickly this season in their attempts to close the gap between them and champions PSG.
It was against the current champions that Marseille secured their second victory in as many games since the new campaign kicked off, and the club’s 1-0 statement win in Paris in an ill-tempered tussle on Sunday could be an early indicator that Andres Villas-Boas’ side is ready to mount a genuine title challenge this season.
Marseille’s fine start is even more impressive when you consider that both of their opening wins came on the road, and OM will be confident that they can keep the good results coming against St. Etienne in their first match back at the Orange Vélodrome on Thursday.
Les Verts will arrive on the south-coast armed with a perfect record of their own following successive victories over Lorient and Strasbourg, however, the Saints have yet to play away from the Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, and we’re tipping poor travelers St. Etienne to come unstuck against a Marseille team that beat them in each of their last three meetings.
Alongside our Marseille win forecast, our correct score prediction backs the hosts to record a 2-0 triumph. St. Etienne failed to register in each of their last three encounters with OM and conceded exactly twice in two of those contests.
Marseille, who averaged 1.8 goals per 90 minutes in their last 10 Ligue 1 home games last season, are bristling with early-season energy, and the hosts can convert two efforts again when they entertain a Saints team that was beaten in each of their last seven away assignments at the back end of the previous campaign.