Marseille vs Strasbourg Prediction & Tips
Coach Jorge Sampaoli has turned the situation around at Olympique Marseille, as he has added 16 points in his first seven games in charge (W5, E1, P1) – that represents the best start of seven games for a coach at the club at Ligue 1 (L1) level since Marcelo Bielsa in 2014. The only team from France to have won the Champions League is now on the brink of European spots after scoring an average of 2.75 goals per game in his current streak of four games without losing (W3, E1) under the orders of a coach who wants his team to ‘dominate’ the games.
Atop the L1 standings when counting the last five home games (G4, E1), Marseille won 3-2 in their most recent home game and that was their first win at home. this venue at the league level after conceding the first goal of the commitment (G1, E4, P4 when that happens). However, they have won all their home matches in L1 when they open the scoring (G8).
Strasbourg (15th) are still at risk of relegation and have won just one of their last six league games (W1, E1, P4). Considering that 68.42% of the total goals scored during that streak were scored during the first half, the fact that he adds five draws during the second half should not be surprising (2T: E5, P1).
However, despite that recent streak, Strasbourg could be a tough team to beat – they have only lost one of their last five league matches away from home (W2, E2, P1). He will also look to score the first goal, as he only lost once when he did so in this L1 campaign playing on rival soil (G5, E2, P1) and, on the other hand, he won only once after conceding the first goal in visitor status (G1, E1, P7).
Players to watch: Unbelievably, Arkadiusz Milik has scored all five of his league goals for Marseille between the 42nd minute and the end of the first half. Meanwhile, Strasbourg’s Ludovic Ajorque has scored 13 goals and scored the first goal in his team’s last game – that has been the case in five of his last six L1 games where he has seen an opponent’s goal.
Highlight: Marseille have gone 12 games without losing at home in the league to Strasbourg (W9, E3) – they scored the first goal in nine of those games (W8, E1).
Marseille – Strasbourg FREE TIPS
Marseille – Win @ 2.25
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.80
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.90