Place: Stade Vélodrome. Wanda Metropolitano.
Date: on the 16th of September, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: France. Ligue 1. 5 round.
The French club which is actively progressing, didn’t manage to win the berth into the Champions League last season and will represent France in the Europa League. In the current championship the club wants to get into the trio of prize-winners and to fight with PSG and other grandees of national football for a champion title. And here it is hard to say that the start of the championship for Rudi Garcia’s team was successful as Marseille hasn’t obviously gathered necessary points and now takes the 5th place in standings, being behind PSG with 7 points. The problems of the club are weak reliability of the defense line and the coaching staff should work on it.
Before the beginning of the championship Marseille has worked in the transfer market and all purchases have been made only for precise strengthening of the line-up. So, Duje Ćaleta-Car, Amavi, Strootman and Radonjić are ready to bring benefit to the new team now and to help it in fight for the highest places in the championship and in Euro cups. At the moment Marseille seems to be well organized and needs only little tactical updating for stabilization of its results.
This team belongs to the weakest teams of the league according to its squad potential and Antoine Kombouaré should work seriously over interaction of his football players to have an opportunity not to worry about threat of leaving the Ligue 1. Now Guingamp takes the last place in standings and didn’t gather any point according to the results of four played matches. Perhaps, we will see some changes after the pause due to the recent international matches.
Guingamp’s squad is weak and one more minus of the team is the small number of young and perspective football players who could progress on the championship course. All this means that Guingamp is a real applicant for leaving the Ligue 1 and we will see the future of the team in the next matches.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Marseille vs. Guingamp
An obvious favorite of the match, according to bookmakers, is Marseille and the home victory of the hosts is estimated for 1:33. The coefficient for the draw in a match is 6.20 and on the victory of Guingamp – 9.60. As we see, the chances for Guingamp’s success are minimum. Classical numbers for totals have the following quotations from bookmakers: total over 2.5 for 1.45, total under 2.5 for 2.71.
Marseille has the high goals in the current championship and this French club meets in the 5th round with the easy rival. Guingamp is obviously too weak now to fight with Marseille on Stade Vélodrome and all speak in favor of the hosts.
Marseille to win with Asian Handicap (-1.5) – odds 1.89 Asianodds
Both teams to score – odds 1.85 Bwin