It is highly expected that Marseille will defeat Saint Etienne in one of the most entertaining games of Wednesday evening. Marseille have failed to find the net in the last two league games, but they are eyeing their fourth clean sheet in a row.
Saint-Etienne, on the other hand, aim to recover after an unexpected 3-1 defeat against Metz. There is no doubt, that they are likely to try as hard as possible, otherwise they will find themselves in the danger zone of L1 standings.
Saint-Étienne picked up only three points across the last five rounds (One win and four losses). ‘Les Verts’ have lost at both HT/FT in five of their last six Ligue 1 games, and 80% of their ten overall league losses in this season came after the first half’s defeat. Moreover, they could not manage to win in two of the five games in which they led at the interval (three Wins, one Draw, and one Loss).
On the other hand, Marseille travel on a 14-game unbeaten race in all competitions (10 wins, and 4 Draws). Five of the eight L1 victories witnessed both teams score.
Also, Marseille’s last two Ligue 1 away H2Hs have witnessed the different distribution of points between half-time and full-time.
Stat attack and Players to watch
Saint-Etienne: Denis Bouanga has scored seven Ligue 1 goals. As soon as he returned from injury, he managed to score a first-half opener against Monaco, and he doubled in the last home victory of 2019.
Marseille: Dimitri Payet has scored in four of his last six appearances in all competitions. Two of his goals were netted beyond the 80th minute.
Most (7) of St Etienne’s last eight Ligue 1 games witnessed under 2.5 total goals.
Claude Puel (st Etienn’s coach) could not win only one of his last seven personal H2Hs with Marseille (five wins, one draw, one loss). On the other hand, Marseille have received 52 yellow cards in total.