Marseille is attacking a quota for Europe
There have been some major upheavals at Olympique Marseille this season.
After their ranking in 2nd place in the French Ligue 1 last year did not bode well.
Was there any contradiction between Villas-Boas and the players?
Or only between him and the management, as was officially pointed out when he was fired.
But it is a fact that OM not only dropped out in the group stage of the Champions League. But they were also very stuck in League 1.
Jorge Sampaoli was hired as a new coach .
And whether it's his fault or just the players are already happy, but Marseille are already 6th in the standings.
And from their last 7 matches they have suffered only 1 loss.
This gives them the opportunity to attack the 5th position and with it the Europa League. How much will depend on the events in the French Cup.
Otherwise, the newly formed League of Confederations is almost certain.
Marseille is a successful team
Argentine Jorge Sampaoli was attracted with the idea to make the team more attractive.
And really. Marseille are currently one of the most successful teams. Especially at home, where they already have 4 consecutive victories.
But in general, in the last 7 matches, despite the large number of xGF ( expected goals scored ), they also have a large xGA (expected conceded).
Which leads to an unconvincing goal difference (excluding penalties and own goals).
This is exactly the moment that is very important. In other circumstances, I would have avoided a bet on their victory.
Not now, however. As the reason is in their opponent.
Strasbourg is calm about its future
Strasbourg, with only 4 games left until the end and a lead of 6 points over the relegation, are no longer a threat to their status.
They only need 3 more points until the end.
They complicated their lives with one idea, taking only 1 point from the meetings with Nimes and Nantes. So their vacation is postponed for a while.
Strasbourg continue to be unable to rely on their defense.
But in their last meetings it is noticed that at least in attack they deserve to score at least one goal according to the situations they create.
Forecast for Marseille - Strasbourg
Marseille and Strasbourg are currently teams that rely mainly on their attack.
In such circumstances, fruitful meetings are obtained. And usually the better quality team wins.
This will be my choice for forecasting.
Top facts and statistics for the match
- Marseille have not lost in their last 4 games: 3-1-0.
- Marseille is in a series of 6 households without a loss: 5-1-0.
- He has over 2.5 goals in 5 of Marseille's last 6 games.
- Strasbourg have lost 4 of their last 6 games: 1-1-4.
- Strasbourg is 12 games without a win against Marseille: 0-5-7.
- There are goals / goals in the last 5 matches of Strasbourg.
- Florian Towen is Marseille 's top scorer with 8 goals. Louis Aiorke has 13 for Strasbourg.
- victory for Marseille
- security: 6/10
- exact result: 3-0