Ligue 1 returns for another round of action this weekend as Marseille wrap up their headline game against AS Monaco at the Stade Louis II on Sunday.
Monaco are currently 5th in the Ligue 1 table and have been very impressive so far this season. Les Monegasques lost 2-0 to Toulouse in their previous match and will be aiming for a similar result this weekend.
Les Monegasques, on a three-game winning streak this season, lost 4-1, 4-2 in front of their home fans and conceded four points to Trabzonspor and Lille in their last game.
However, the Duchy extended their unbeaten run to four games in all competitions after beating Toulouse 2-0 at the weekend to finish second in Europa League Group E. Goals from Aleksandar Golovin and Brel Embolo saw Clement’s men fire 24 shots in a dominant display as Takumi Minamino put in his best display in the red and white shirts since his move from Liverpool.
On the other hand, Marseille is currently in 4th place and has moved up to this position again this year. The away side earned a decisive 1-0 win over Lyon last week and will go into this game with confidence.
Marseille have been in impressive form this season and have built a strong squad. Players like Alexis Sanchez and Cengiz Under are often lethal on their days and will look to break the record this weekend.
AS Monaco have been somewhat inconsistent this year but improved last month. Both teams are tied on paper and can play to a tie on Sunday.
Marseille have a narrow advantage over Monaco with 20 of the last 49 matches between the two teams compared to Monaco’s 19 wins.
After 5 consecutive defeats against Marseille in Ligue 1, Monaco have won 2 of their last 3 matches against the away team in the competition. Monaco have lost 19 home matches against Marseille in Ligue 1. That’s at least 5 times more than any other opponent in the competition.
Monaco have won their last two Ligue 1 matches without conceding and haven’t won since April 2021. It was Marseille’s 1,083rd match in all competitions in the 21st century and they beat AC Monaco to reach their 500th win in that period. Monaco have scored in each of their last 13 Ligue 1 home games.
Monaco possible starting lineup:
Camara, Fofana; Golovin, Ben Yedder, Minamino; Embolo, Nubel; Henrique, Badiashile, Disasi, Vanderson.
Marseille possible starting lineup:
Veretout, Rongier, Clauss; Harit, Guendouzi; Sanchez, Lopez; Gigot, Balerdi, Mbemba; Tavares.
Conclusion – Draw
Game to have over 2.5 goals = Yes
AS Monaco scores first – Yes
Alexis Sanchez scores – Yes
Where to watch
These matches streams on Voot.