Marseille bounced back after the recent defeats against PSG and Monaco, games in which they conceded a total of 9 goals.
Last week Marseille won 4-1 away at Lorient after a very efficient game. They missed striker Gomis, but still managed to create plenty of problems for opponents. Wingers Payet and Thauvin were extremely active and scored a goal each. That is maybe the most important thing, as both of them are highly skilled and can easily make the difference on their own.
Opponents played around with opportunities, and in the end Marseille were lucky to concede only once.
Hosts welcome back key striker Gomis.
Angers are sitting on 5 consecutive victories (Cup included) and by now confidence is at maximum levels.
They are now in the 9th place, and it’s maybe the first time this season they are in the upper half of the table.
Midfielders are very precise, forwards highly efficient, only defenders seemed a bit vulnerable last week against Caen (Angers won 3-2). Powerful midfielder NDoye often takes part in the offensive phase and neglects his defensive duties. He even found the net last week and reached a total of 3 goals this season.
There’s no doubt Marseille will try to impose the rhythm, and they may easily succeed, but that doesn’t mean it will be a comfortable home win. Hosts will be lucky to keep a clean sheet, especially considering how they performed in defense lately. OVER 2.5 GOALS at 1.98
See all the Ligue 1 Betting Tips for this round
Marseille: Y.Pelé, Samba – Sakai, Doria, Reki, Rolando, Bedimo, Fanni – Cabella, Sanson, Sertic, Vainqueur, Machach, M.Lopez, Zambo Anguissa – Payet, Njie, B.Sarr, Gomis, Leya Iseka, Thauvin
Angers: Petric, Michel – I.Cissokho, Martinez, Manceau, I.Traoré, Thomas, Pavlovic – Bourillon, Santamaria, Ndoye, Mangani, Tait, Capelle – Toko Ekambi, Pépé, J.Bamba, Bérigaud, Diedhiou