Marseille vs Saint-Etienne prediction, preview, team news and more
Ligue 1 is back in action with another series of matches this weekend as Marseille take on Saint-Etienne at the Stade Vélodrome on Saturday. Both teams can pack a punch in their day and will want to win this game.
Saint-Etienne have drawn in all three of their league games so far this season and will need to take it up a notch this weekend. The away team held defending champions Lille to a 1-1 draw last week and will need to be at their best this weekend.
Marseille, on the other hand, had an eventful game against Nice last week and are hoping for a calmer atmosphere in their stadium. The Phocéens have improved under Jorge Sampaoli and have a point to prove this season.
Marseille vs Saint-Etienne face-to-face
Marseille have a good record against Saint-Etienne and have won 23 games out of 43 games played between the two teams. Saint-Etienne has won 10 victories against Marseille and will have to ramp up on Saturday.
The previous meeting between the two French teams took place last month and ended in a 2-1 victory for Marseille. Saint-Etienne gave his opponents a hard time that day but will have to be more robust this weekend.
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Marseille vs Saint-Etienne Team News
Leonardo Balerdi is currently serving a two-match suspension and will remain unavailable for selection. Pau Lopez is back in training but might not be able to recover in time for this game.
Doubtful: Pau Lopez
Suspended: Leonard Balerdi
Alpha Sissoko and Aimen Moueffek are currently recovering from injuries and will stay on the sidelines against Marseille. Charles Abi has tested positive for COVID-19 and will also be excluded from the team.
Injured: Alpha Sissoko, Aimen Moueffek, Charles Abi
Marseille vs Saint-Etienne Predicts XI
Marseille Scheduled XI (3-5-2): Steve Mandanda; Alvaro Gonzalez, Luan Peres, William Saliba; Pape Gueye, Cengiz Under, Boubacar Kamara, Matteo Guendouzi, Konrad de la Fuente; Dimitri Payet, Gerson
Saint-Etienne Predicts XI (4-3-3): Etienne Green; Yvann Macon, Saidou Sow, Harold Moukoudi, Timothée Kolodziejczak; Yvan Neyou, Mahdi Camara, Zaydou Youssouf; Romain Hamouma, Wahbi Khazri, Denis Bouanga
Prediction Marseille vs Saint-Etienne
Marseille have signed some important signings this summer and will be aiming for Champions League qualification this season. The likes of Dimitri Payet and Konrad de la Fuente can be fatal on this day and will be determined to find the back of the net this weekend.
Saint-Etienne is perfectly capable of creating a surprise and will want to ramp up on Saturday. Marseille are however the best team on paper and should be able to win this match.
Prediction: Marseille 3-1 Saint-Etienne
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