Olympique Marseille – Brest, Ligue 1 Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR MARSEILLE - BREST
Marseille continue the victorious march. Villas-Boas finally now his right starting lineup and not only that, but important players have returned from injuries and now Olympique have already won 4 of their last 5 games and are second. We mentioned many times about the minimum point difference between each team between 1st and 14th place at the moment. Marseille are not allowed to relax because 1-2 bad results can logically take them out of the top 3.
Brest is giving it all its best to stay above the relegation zone. They are doing well so far and are up 4 points from the 18th Metz. Most of Brest’s victories have come over teams around them in the standings, which is completely logical. Fortunately for them in many matches in which they were expected to lose, they made draws, and 1 point is much more valuable at the bottom than at the top, for example. We expect Brest to approach defensively in this match as well.
Expert view : Marseille should win the game, but the odds are not high enough for such a prediction. At the same time, we are not sure about the option Home side – over 1.5 goals, as it is not excluded and a 1-0 success for the hosts. Here we are going to bet on something more out of the ordinary, namely – BTTS – NO at 1.80. We hope for a clean sheet for OM, because the guests are not strong in front positions and it is logical in this form Marseille to make clean sheets against such teams. In addition, purely statistically it turns out that Brest is a slightly more effective team than expected and does not create as many goal chances, and Marseille has allowed more goals than expected compared to the created chances against them, which means that with more concentration this can be prevented today.
MARSEILLE TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Thauvin (1/0 m) Suspended: Gonzalez (7/0 d)
BREST TEAM NEWS
Out (injuries/other): Belaud (2/0 d), Belkebla (13/0 m), Court (12/2 m, top scorer), Chardonnet (4/0 d)