Olympique de Marseille 7-3-1, AS Monaco 7-2-4
12/12/20 11 am
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Olympique de Marseille is hosting AS Monaco at Orange Velodrome in round 14 in the French Ligue 1.
Marseille has had some solid games as of late, and they were even able to win a game in the Champions League. It was a game against Olympiacos at home, and thanks to that Marseille was able to qualify for the Europa League. Earlier this week Marseille was playing against Manchester City, and they ended up losing that game 3-0. In the French Ligue 1, Marseille is in 4th place with 24 points, 17 scored goals, and 9 concede goals, and they are one of the best defensive teams in the league. Marseille was playing against Nimes on the road last weekend, and they were the dominant team with 69% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 8 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 85% of the correct passes. Marseille has scored 2 goals in the second half, and they have won that game 0-2. Thauvin has been Marseille’s best player with 4 goals and 5 assists so far this season. There are no injuries or suspensions in Marseille at this time. I like Marseille, and I think they can play great soccer, I just hope they can keep up the pace in Ligue 1.
Monaco is still fairly inconsistent this season, and after 4 wins in a row, Monaco has lost their Ligue 1 game last weekend. During their 4-game winning streak, Monaco has scored 12 goals while conceding only 3 goals. In their last game against Lille on the road, Monaco has had 59% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 1 big chance created, and a solid 84% of the correct passes. The first half of this game was disappointing, but the second half brought a lot of excitement. Monaco has lost this game 2-1. With this loss, Monaco dropped to 5th place with 23 points, 24 scored goals, and 18 conceded goals, but they are still only 5 points away from the top of the table. Monaco is a great offensive team, but they need defensive reinforcements as soon as possible. Ben Yedder is the leading goalscorer for Monaco with 6 goals, while Volland added 5 goals. Diop has 3 goals. Fabregas, Volland, and Ben Yedder added 2 assists each. Golovin, Lecomte, and Sidibe are all injured for Monaco. We knew it will take some time for Monaco to get used to the new coach and new game style, but I think they are improving, and I think we will see true Monaco soon.
This is a big derby match in France, and the trends are on Marseille’s side in this matchup. Marseille hasn’t won in their last 5 home games against Monaco, but they are in good form on both ends. Monaco is playing well as well, and they are scoring a lot of goals which is why I will pick something on goals in this game.