Marseille vs Troyes: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
After five rounds of the Europa League group stage Marseille have four draws, which brought them only a 3rd spot in the standings. In the most recent match Olympique suffered a 2:4 defeat to Galatasaray.
As for the Ligue 1 tournament, Provencals recorded six victories and five draws, which brought them 23 points and a 5th spot in the standings. We should note that team has the second-best defensive record in the league. After an away victory over Clermont (1:0) southerners split the points with Metz (0:0).
Under and Baleardi won't feature in this game.
Troyes got off to a great start, no one expected that from such a modest club. Nonetheless, start brought some positive emotions to the fans and team earned 13 points. The White-Blues have three victories and four draws, which brought them a 17th spot in the standings.
After a string of victories over Nice (1:0) and Reims (2:1) visitors drew to Rennes (2:2). In two most recent matches Laurent Batlles' men suffered two consecutive defeats.
Sandler, Metinho, Larouci, Balde and Azamoum are on team's injuried list.
This bet played in 2 out of 4 most recent matches of the visitors
This bet played in 4 out of 7 most recent matches of Marseille
Marseille won 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches
In our opinion, hosts are a clear favourite of the match. Troyes have some problems with the squad and it affected team's results. Marseille should be able to record a victory due to a higher class and support of their fans. Moreover, in 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head matches were won by the White-Blues, so we offer to place a bet on them.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) on Marseille
We think that visitors will park the bus, but we don't think that they will be able to contain the southerners. All head-to-head matches were very high-scoring. We are expecting the same result in this match.
Our second bet is on total over 2,5 goals