Still one round to go in Champions League groups, but Monaco already qualified for the European spring. Furthermore they will be 1st in the group, regardless the results in the last round.
Everything is going according to plan in Ligue 1 as well, and they are scoring exactly 3 goals per game so far. With a bit more efforts in the defensive phase they would have been leaders by now, but that is probably the cost of attacking tactics.
Hosts evenly distribute actions on all areas of the field, and it’s almost impossible for opponents to stand ground.
Monaco will miss winger Lemar who suffered an injury in Champions League, but welcome back playmaker Moutinho and winger Dirar.
Marseille fully dominated last round against Caen, but their opponents didn’t have any attacking ambitions and concentrated all forces in defense. In these conditions, it’s understandable why the winner arrived late in the game (Marseille won 1-0).
Alessandrini started in the lineup once again, was a bit more active this time, and he is slowly picking up rhythm after a long injury.
Marseille have huge potential with Alessandrini, Gomis and Thauvin upfront, and it’s only a matter of time until they start scoring goals from all positions.
Guests will welcome back central midfielder Diarra after suspension, but will once again miss fullback Bedimo.
With only one exception, Marseille scored and conceded in all away games so far. This round shouldn’t make any exception, especially since Monaco is the most offensive minded team in the tournament. over 2.50 goals at 1.96
Monaco: Subasic, De Sanctis – Jemerson, Sidibé, Raggi, Glik, Ab. Diallo, Al. Touré, K. N’doram – Fabinho, Dirar, Moutinho, Bernardo Silva, Bakayoko, A. Traoré, Boschilia, Lemar – Falcao, Carrillo, Germain, Jean, Mbappé, Lottin
Marseille: Samba, Pelé – Sakai, Doria, Rekik, Rolando, Hubocan, Fanni – Cabella, L. Diarra, Vainqueur, Machach, Zambo Anguissa, Lopez – Alessandrini, N’Jie, Sarr, Gomis, Thauvin