Olympique de Marseille closer to the title

Olympique de Marseille closer to the title

Olympique de Marseille is looking to inch closer to the title with a win against Montpellier HSC. Marseille is set to resume challenging the spot of PSG, as they seek to continue their excellent run this season. Marseille is at the second spot with 59 points across their names, and are still hoping to get more wins. Montpellier on the other hand is currently at the mid-table and are comfortable in that place. They are at the 11th spot with 36 points, but even if they win in this game, they could only retain their spot. This match will be on April 1, 2023, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8), as Marseille play as hosts.

The hosts dominated their last 39 meetings against the visitors, winning 21 of those matches, while the visitors only have eight wins. Additionally, the hosts are unbeaten in their last seven matches against the visitors. They last tasted defeat in 2014, where the visitors took a 2-0 win. The visitors on the other hand is confident coming in this game as they are in a good form recently. In fact, this squad have won 16 of their possible 18 points in the tournament. This record is the highest in competition over a period of time.

Olympique de Marseille

Ligue 1: Olympique de Marseille

Marseille is currently at the second of the league table, which is actually not surprising as they have been impressive all-season long. Their form have been impeccable, which is probably the main reason why they are here in this stage. They are from a 2-1 win against Reims on their last match, giving them confidence for this game. As they aim for the title, they need to work hard in order to threaten PSG’s spot. Guys like Alexis Sanches, and Cengiz Under are expected to lead Marseille in this match, as they are the top two guys of their squad. Marseille is set to take advantage of playing at home, where they are at their best.

Azzedine Ounahi is unavailable in this match due to a fractured toe he sustained during his international duties. Leonardo Balerdi on the other hand is still not in action for this match as he is still serving the second day of his suspension.

Montpellier HSC

Ligue 1: Montpellier HSC

Montpellier on the other hand is at the 11th place of the league table, which is a safe place for them. Although they have failed to be at their best this season, they were still able to climb to the top half of the league table. Just like their opponents, they are also coming from a3-1 victory, after edging out Clermont Foot. With that, they are hoping for the same result coming into this game. They are a team who is capable of disappointing other teams, considering the amount of talent they possess. The improvements they have shown over the recent weeks are one of the main reasons why they are still at the middle of the league table. Having a manager like Michel Der Zakarian works well for their advantage, as he managed to give them more wins, just like they needed.

Jordan Ferri is also facing a suspension coming into this game, so he will not be available for this match. Faitout Maouassa on the other hand is expected to remain on the sidelined for this match. Maime Esteve, Dimitry Bertaud, Enzo Tchato, and Leo Leroy are also out in this match.

Prediction:

Olympique de Marseille (1.5)
Odds: -0.96

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