Ligue1 Round 20: Sochaux – Marseille Preview - Ligue 1 Betting Tips

Ligue1 Round 20: Sochaux – Marseille Preview

Despite having quality in the squad hosts are “comfortably” sitting on a position that will take them to Ligue2 next season. A mixture of factors made this possible. First of all, at the beginning of the season there were the important departures of striker Maiga and midfielder Martin. The team had to adapt to a new style without them. Midfielder Doubai took charge and became an exponential player, but soon after that he got injured and is still out. Another
tactic was necessary, and this one relied on midfielder Boudebouz.


But now he’s gone as well at the African Cup of Nations. Every time they had to adapt to a new style, their game was dominated by chaos and confusion. Players didn’t know what to do with the ball, nobody assumed responsibility and their game stagnated. Like said in the beginning of the preview, the are some quality players in this team, but in this manner those qualities will never be exploited, mainly due to coach Hely…

Either it was a well put together plan or just simple luck, Marseille are lucky to have Andre Ayew at their disposal. He should have been at the African Cup of Nations but suffered a minor injury, he was given the green light from the national team to recover, and now he can play, but for Marseille and not Ghana’s national team…


Only good news for the guests as Amalfitano is also fit and able to play. Midfielder Barton is the only injury worry for them. Marseille are surely aware that they will need to be very disciplined and hard working in order to keep up with PSG and Lyon. Such games versus disorientated teams, like Sochaux is, shouldn’t pose any threats, especially with almost the entire team available.
Gignac is there, Valbuena is there, Ayew is there, Cheyrou also, there’s little to nothing Sochaux can do to stop Marseille…

An away win without much emotions is predicted.

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