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Marseille vs. Monaco Predictions and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
26 January 2024, 09:33

In the 19th round of the French Ligue 1, Marseille, which is in 7th place, will try to reduce the gap from Monaco, which currently occupies the 4th spot. Marseille is aiming to continue its win-win home streak at the Velodrome (6 wins and 3 draws) and gain a foothold in the European Cup zone. Monaco, in turn, is rushing into the Champions League zone and traditionally looks good on guest trips to Marseille (3 wins, 4 draws and only 1 defeat in 8 matches)

Marseille vs. Monaco Preview 

Marseille Preview

After a series of unsuccessful seasons, Marseille is showing a more stable game this season. Gattuso's controversial appointment has so far paid off and fans can seriously count on the Europa League or even the Champions League at the end of the season. Despite the successes, Marseille will miss many players who left for the Africa Cup of Nations in this match, but the most serious loss will be Amine Harit and Papa Gueye, one of the key midfield players in the formations of Gennaro Gattuso. However, the 3-5-2 formation, constantly used by Gattuso can mask the losses due to its balance in building the game using defensive midfielders such as Geofreey Kondogbia and Jordan Veretout. These adjustments can become advantageous for Marseille at the Velodrome given Monaco’s emphasis on stretching flanks.

Monaco Preview

Monaco also has an extensive list of absentees for various reasons. Breel Embolo (injury) and Mohamed Camara (international duty) can be singled out, which could be great for Adi Hutter in the upcoming match. The team is still trying to adjust its pattern of play, where improvisation is still given a large share, but certain tactical developments of the Austrian coach are already visible. Monaco scores a lot, concedes a lot, which explains why Marseille vs. Monaco odds favour the home side.

Betting Tips for Marseille vs. Monaco

Both Teams to Score

Teams have good attacking options and both Hutter and Gattuso do not like sitting at their gates too much. Monaco scored 34 goals after 18 rounds and are second only to PSG with 44 goals. Marseille scored 8 fewer goals, but their main number of goals were scored at home games (15 goals in 9 matches). The teams traditionally delight the fans with a bright game, having played 3-2 in the first round, so you can count on many goals in this meeting. William Hill evaluates this Marseille vs. Monaco tip with odds of 1.85

Yellow Cards First Half Over 1

Given the status of the most interesting match of the round, the game will obviously be full of moments and fouls. Marseille began to play more aggressively after Gattuso's arrival, whereas Monaco traditionally likes to collect yellow and red cards in almost every match. Interestingly, over the last 3 of their matches, both teams received at least one yellow card in the first half. Parimatch offers 2.76 for this outcome.

Aubameyang to Score at Any Time

After controversial recent seasons, Aubameyang suddenly came in handy in Marseille, where they desperately needed a striker before the start of the season. Aubameyang is having a decent season, scoring 5 goals and 7 assists in 18 matches. In the absence of his attacking partner, Harit, many fans are pinning their hopes on the experience and scoring flair of the 34-year-old Cape Verdean in this match. Given Monaco's not too reliable defence and Pierre Emerick's ability to find space in ambiguous situations, he must have scoring chances in the upcoming match. William Hill evaluates this Marseille vs. Monaco prediction with the odds of 2.30.

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