23rd January 2021 – 21:00, Stade Louis II, Monaco
Monaco and Marseille will wrap up Saturday’s action in the Ligue 1 21st round. The home side wants to challenge the top three spots while the visitors search for improvement.
Monaco vs Marseille Match Preview & Team News
Thanks to an excellent run and three victories in a row, Monaco climbed to 4th position, only four points behind Lyon. The hosts haven’t lost five times in a row, and during that streak, they missed the chance to win only once. Although Niko Kovac’s side should be tighter in the back, their attacking work significantly improved. Kevin Volland and the lads scored at least three goals in each of the previous three games. Monaco also got back on the winning track at the home soil after losing to Lens and drawing against St. Etienne. The home side is the second most productive team in the league, and if they manage to keep up the form, Monaco could enter the race for a Champions League spot.
On the other hand, Marseille entered a winless run that saw them declining to 6th place. They are four points behind their upcoming rivals, but with one game in hand. The away side picked up just a point from the last three rounds, and the lack of efficiency should worry Andre Villas-Boas. If we consider the Super Cup game against PSG, their losing streak extends to three matches. Marseille lost their last two home games, and one of those was against Nimes, the bottom-placed team at that time. Hiroki Sakai and the lads are among the best defensive sides in Ligue 1, but Marseille netted just once in the last three league games. Nevertheless, they have been doing well at away grounds this season. However, the visitors failed to get back home with a win from their last three outings. They need to improve the form urgently to stay in the race for the continental spots.
Full-Time Winner Odds & Prediction
Monaco has been in much better form lately, and they want to pick up where they left off. On the other hand, Marseille’s confidence is low, and we won’t be surprised if they fail to another defeat
Goals Market Prediction
Head-to-head clashes between these two sides have been very exciting lately. Football fans could see goals in both nets on the previous nine occasions. Only one of their last 13 matches remained under a 2.5 margin. Therefore, we expect to see another efficient game with at least three goals in total.
Monaco vs Marseille
Monaco to win @ 1.75
Over 2.5 FT @ 1.80
Correct score 3:2 @ 23.00