Olympique Marseille and AS Monaco meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for the 23rd round of the Liga 1. In the last direct match for this edition of the league, on 27-08-2017, AS Monaco won at home by ( 6-1). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the away team, which records 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 01-03-2017, for the Coupe de France, in which AS Monaco only came to victory by (3-4), at the end of the extension. The goals of the match were scored by D. Payet (43 ‘) and R. Cabella (84’ and 111 ‘), for Olympique Marseille, and João Moutinho (19’), K. Mbappe Lottin (66 ‘), B. Mendy (104 ‘), T. Lemar (113’) and Y. Pelé (19 ‘Autogolo), for AS Monaco.
The home team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 47 points won, after 14 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Strasbourg, by (2-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Caen, by (0-2). In the last match that they played, for the Coupe de France, they won the Épinal out by (0-2). In the last 10 home league matches Olympique Marseille has a record of 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 23 points out of 30 possible.
In this competition, they have won the last 5 home matches and have not lost any of the last 7 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (5 out of 10 matches). Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 22 matches in the competition, they suffered the first goal 7 times and only managed 2 comebacks. In the last 10 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 3 of their 7 goals between minutes (0’-15 ‘).
Marseille comes to this match with a victory in the field of Epinal, by 0-2, adding the fourth successive win in several competitions. We remind that the locals enter motivated in this game, since a win can allow the team to reach the second position. In this home game, coach Rudi García must keep the team in 4-3-3, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. The far right Florian Thauvin is the best score of Marseille, with 10 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on the injured Amavi and Sertic.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 46 points won, after 14 wins, 4 draws and 4 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Nice, by (2-2). In the last match, they won in a home match against Metz, by (3-1). In the last match they played, for the Coupe de France, they lost to Olympique Lyonnais at home (2-3). In their last match for the away team this match drew by (0-0) against Montpellier. In the last 10 away matches for the championship AS Monaco has 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, so they have won 17 points out of 30 possible. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was 0-0 (4 out of 12 matches). They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 22 matches in this competition, they have only had 2 comebacks in their 7 matches.
The Monaco comes to this unmotivated match, after having added a defeat at home against Lyon, by 2-3, thus being eliminated from the French Cup. In the last game for the championship, the Monegasques beat Metz 3-1. In this game away from home, coach Leonardo Jardim must maintain the usual 4-2-3-1, benefiting the organization of his defense and counterattacks: Falcao will be one of the offensive references of the team. The aforementioned player is the best scorer of Monaco, with 16 goals scored. For this game the coach has in doubt Jorge, Jemerson, Diakhaby and Traoré, all with physical problems.
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