Olympique de Marseille vs. Saint-Etienne 9/17/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Olympique de Marseille vs. Saint-Etienne 9/17/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Olympique de Marseille 2-0-0, Saint-Etienne 2-0-0

9/17/20 3 pm

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Olympique de Marseille is hosting Saint-Etienne at Orange Velodrome in the postponed round 1 game in the French Ligue 1.

Marseille is on a 3-game winning streak overall, and a 2-game winning streak in Ligue 1. With 6 points, Marseille is in 6th place in the Ligue 1 table. In their last Ligue 1 game against PSG on the road just a few days ago, Marseille has had only 35% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 2 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and 74% of the correct passes. With a goal from Thauvin in the 31st minute, Marseille has won this match 0-1. In the 97th minute of the game, 2 of Marseille’s players conceded red cards, Benedetto and Amavi, and none of them will be playing in the next game. Sanson and Sarr are both injured, and they will also miss this game. Thauvin and Caleta-Car have each scored 2 goals for Marseille so far this season, while Thauvin also has 2 assists, while Payet and Sanson each have 1 assist. Marseille has proved that they are the legit contestant for the top of the Ligue 1 this season, and they are playing well on both ends, I just hope they can keep it up because it’s only a matter of time before PSG wakes up.

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Saint-Etienne is having a fantastic start of the season, and they are one of the best teams in Ligue 1 at this point. With 6 points, 4 scored goals, and 0 conceded goals, Saint-Etienne is in 4th place in the standings. Hamouma has scored 2 goals for Saint-Etienne so far in Ligue 1, while Camara and Bouanga each added 1 goal. Nordin has added 2 assists. There are no injuries or suspensions in Saint-Etienne at this time. In their latest Ligue 1 games against Strasbourg at home, Saint-Etienne was solid with 48% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 6 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 76% of the correct passes. With 2 goals in the second half, Saint-Etienne has won this match 2-0. Saint-Etienne didn’t have a good preseason, but I can’t say I am surprised with the way Saint-Etienne has started this season after what I saw in their game against PSG in Coupe de France, with one player less on the field. Saint-Etienne is a well-balanced team that can beat anyone when playing at the top of their game, and they certainly are playing some of their best soccer at the moment. I think Saint-Etienne will be in the race for the Europa League this season.

Marseille has been dominant in this matchup, especially at home where Marseille hasn’t lost any of their last 19 games in Ligue 1 against Saint-Etienne. I was thinking of giving Saint-Etienne a look here, but after Marseille beating PSG, their morale is sky-high. I will stick with Marseille at home in this game.

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