Montpellier vs Marseille 01/09/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Prediction
Marseille vs Montpellier
Friday 9th January 2015 19:30(GMT)
The Line: Montpellier 13/5 Draw 9/4 Marseille 23/20 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN; Bein sport
Friday night action from the Altrad Stadium as Montpellier play host to league leading Marseille. Marseille come into this game at the top of the table and know they must continue to win games to stay ahead of a red hot Lyon and star studded Paris Saint-Germain. Marseille are possibly the most balanced team in the league, solid defensively and through the midfield and with the one of the best finishers in ligue 1 in Gignac. Unfortunately for Marseille they will lose Andre Ayew to the African cup of nations for most if not all of January. While Ayew will be a loss I am sure Marseille have enough quality to cover the absence.
With Montpellier really disappointing on Tuesday night at home to PSG this game comes hot on the heels of that result and is another big ask for a Montpellier side who have been very solid defensively but who have really struggled to score goals this year. Mounier , Barrios and Sanson have been the best players on show for Montpellier this season but they face a big ask here against a really solid Marseille team who dont give much away.
I sided with Montpellier against PSG midweek but was very disappointed by their second half display. PSG over ran them in midfield and the quality they had up front everntually shone through. I think Marseille with Gignac and Thauvin will also prove too much for Montpellier in the end. Taking the away side here for the straight up win.
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