Saint-Etienne vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 9th February 2018
Kick off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Stade Geoffroy-Guichard (St Etienne).
St Etienne did something rare this week by making the UK press headlines, such has been their different form under new manager Jean-Louis Gasset. The club finally won an away game under Gasset and only their 3rd this season when they beat Amiens. It was a very important victory, because even though the club was picking up points at home they have really struggled away from it. So the win meant that they come into this game having won 2 matches in a row.
It has pushed the home side up to 12th place and a win on Friday could see them climb into the top 10. However St Etienne face a very tough game with Marseille. L’OM has not lost a game since Lyon defeated them just before Christmas. They are in 2nd place and have won 23 of the last 30 points available. Only PSG has better form.
Away from home Marseille has won 7 from 12 games and has scored 5 goals in their last 2 fixtures. They have the 3rd best away record in the league and will go out to attack from the first whistle.
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille: Head to Head
- The last time the teams played here the game finished 0-0
- 5 of the last 7 games played at St Etienne has ended in a draw
- Since 2009 including 10 games St Etienne has beaten Marseille just once when playing at home.
- From the last 7 games played at St Etienne 6 has finished with under 2.5 goals
Saint-Etienne vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille are in great form and in midweek away from home to Bourg Peronnais they won 9-0 in the cup. The team are together and feeling good for this match at a ground they usually do well at.