France: Ligue 1
Match start: 21:00 (GMT+2)
According to an old tradition, the central match of each round of the Ligue 1 is held late, that is, on Monday, 21:00 СЕТ. One exception can be made only if one of the participants of this central match is playing the Champions League match next Tuesday. Then, the top meeting is postponed on Saturday or even on Friday.
But this time, there are no time limits. And that is why on Sunday evening we will enjoy one of the most interesting French football matches.
Monaco (the head coach Leonardo Jardim)
Despite huge squad losses the Monegasques had won three matches in a row in three last rounds: Toulouse (3:2), Dijon (4:1), Metz (1:0). And now, with 9 points the team of Leonardo Jardim together with PSG and Saint-Étienne is heading now new champions’ race.
The last Champions League’s draw was also very successful for Monaco as it determined such opponents as Porto Portugal, Beşiktaş Turkey and Leipzig Germany.
Olympique de Marseille (the head coach Rudi Garcia)
The team of Rudi Garcia has begun its new season with two winnings over Dijon and Nantes (total score 4:0). But during its last round the teams has suddenly tied the game with the mid-level Angers at famous Vélodrome (1:1). After this draw Marseille has increased the number of points up to 7 points and has two points to gain in order to catch triumvirate of leaders.
Shortly before the match with Monaco we have learnt the opponents of Marseille in the group tournament of the Champions League. These are Portuguese Guimaraes, Salzburg Austria and Konyaspor Turkey.
According to bookmakers the hosts of Stade Louis II are considered to be obvious favorites of the forthcoming battle:
Monaco – 1.65, draw – 4.00, Marseille –5.50;
We doubt that the Monegasques are stronger than their famous opponent. The team of Rudi Garcia is greatly balanced on every line and Dimitri Payet, Rémy Cabella, Valère Germain can cause a lot of problems even to the champion’s defense.
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - odds 1.65 10Bet