There will be a Côte d’Azur derby between Marseille and Monaco on Sunday in round 27 of the French championship at the Stade Velodrome. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be found at 1xbet app review.
At the end of 26 rounds, Jorge Sampaoli’s side are in 2nd place in Ligue 1. They are 15 points adrift of leaders PSG. The Provençal side have slowed of late, losing two points in a row – a 2-0 home defeat to Clermont and a 1-1 draw away to Troyes last weekend. Setbacks at the bottom of the table enabled Nice to reduce their lead to one point behind Marseille.
In addition to fighting for the 2nd place in the French championship, the Bianconeri continue their campaign for the UEFA Conference League trophy. Sampaoli’s men twice defeated Azerbaijan’s Karabakh 3-1 at home and 3-0 away in the 1/16 final.
Marseille are one of the best away teams in the French championship. But the home side have been losing points regularly – just 5 wins in 13 meetings (5 draws and 3 defeats).
This week, the Monegasques crashed out of the French Cup at the semi-final stage, losing away to Nantes 2-2 (2-4 on penalties). Philippe Clément’s team will now have to work hard to win a place in the European competitions through the domestic championship. Monaco are now three games unbeaten in Ligue 1, relegated to ninth place. By the 27th round, the Red and Whites have 38 points in their piggy bank. All the fight for internationals is ahead, because the gap from 4th place is only 5 points.
A 1-2 defeat at Louis II in the previous Ligue 1 round against Reims and a cup defeat in Nantes extended the winless streak of the Monaco side to 4 games. In the French league, Monaco have won only one of their last five games.
Clement’s side have been unable to produce impressive results away from home – 3 wins in 12 games (4 draws, 5 defeats) and 13th place in Ligue 1 in terms of points scored away (13). The Red and Whites have not scored more than 2 goals in 8 of their last 9 away matches in the French Championship.
Monaco regularly take away points from the Velodrome. Of their 8 previous duels, the visitors have won 3, Marseille have won 2 and the opponents have drawn three more times. Both sides have won in 9 of the last 10 head-to-head encounters. In the encounter in the 1st round at the Louis II stadium the visitors were stronger – 2-0.
Forecast for Marseille vs Monaco
Both teams haven’t been playing their best recently. “Monaco need points like clockwork. But after the departure from the French Cup, which the club staked on and was considered the favorite, the Monegasque team will approach the upcoming game not in an optimal physical and emotional state. Sampaoli’s side have a full one-week preparation cycle at their disposal. It is obvious that the home side will have an advantage in freshness and motivation. Our prediction is a win for Marseille with a handicap (0).