Marseille FC eyes automatic qualification

Marseille FC eyes automatic qualification

Marseille FC eyes to get their fourth straight win at home with a win against Brest FC, for an automatic qualification in the Champions League. These two teams are separated by 11 places in the league table with Marseille sitting on a better spot. Marseille are currently one of the top four teams in the contest, sitting at the third of the league table. They are currently with 73 points, and a win here will secure their spot in the Champions League. Brest on the other hand is sitting at the 14th of the league table with 41 points. A win here would give them an 11-point lead with the team at the drop zone, which will work well for them. This meeting will be on May 28, 2023, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8), with Marseille hosting this match.

The first meeting between these two teams were recorded back in 1972, and now having 28 meetings across all contests. From those meetings, it was the hosts who holds a better record, winning 15 matches. The visitors on the other hand have won seven meetings, while the remaining six ended in draw. These two teams have met each other August of last year, where their game ended in a 1-1 draw. It seems like this format puts the hosts at the advantage, as they are unbeaten in their last five matches. As for the visitors, they are winless in their last four away games, winning just one in their road games this year.

Marseille FC

Ligue 1: Marseille FC
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Marseille is already guaranteed of a spot in the Champions League, as they are expected to finish at least the third in the league table. They are currently trailing with five points from the team at the second spot, but they have just two games left. Coming into this match, they are from a 2-1 road defeat against Lille, which is the result of their inconsistencies. They have been slightly inconsistent recently, suffering two losses in their last four. Those two wins are all coming from their away matches, which does not work well for them. When it comes to their home games, they are actually doing pretty well, winning 12 of their last 15 matches at home. Now that they are returning at home, they are aiming to be able to count on their advantage at home.

Marseille will be without Dimitri Payet, who starts his three-game suspension in this match, with rumors of possible retirement. Meanwhile, Samuel Gigot joins Amine Harit, and Azzedine Ounahi on the sidelines.

Brest FC

Ligue 1: Brest FC
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Brest on the other hand looks like having a good momentum coming into this match, as they have seen to have improvements. Brest is sitting at the 14th of the league table with 41 points, and no longer have chance for the European stage. However, they are aiming to be at the better place in the league table to avoid possibility of relegation. They are just with six point lead from the drop zone, so they cannot afford to lose in their remaining matches. They are coming into this match from a 2-1 win against Clermont Foot, which gives them the confidence here. However, they are having a solid run recently, winning six since March. This solid run gives them the confidence that they are capable of defeating giant teams.

Brest on the other hand is better than their opponent when it comes to injuries. They only have two absentees for this match, with Noah Fadiga, and Loic Remy remains on the sides. Other than them, Brest has a complete and healthy squad coming into this important game.


Marseille FC (1.5)
Odds: -0.92

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