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The penultimate round of the Ligue 1 season presents an interesting battle between Marseille and Brest. The match takes place on Saturday at Stade Orange Velodrome.

Marseille are third in the Ligue 1 standings after collecting 73 points from their initial 36 encounters. Brest trail them on 41 points after 36 rounds, leaving them as number 14 in the table.

Marseille have their target aimed at getting one over Brest on Saturday. However, the latter should be highly motivated at the prospect of showing their skills in front of the crowd at Stade Orange Velodrome.

When it comes to goal-scoring Marseille could be more prolific, scoring 17 times in their previous ten games. That is an average of 1.7 goals per game in which, they conceded 12 times. This is an average of 1.2 a game, achieving a clean sheet once.

Brest scored 14 goals, conceded nine and managed four clean sheets in their previous ten matches.

Betting on the draw would have earned you a sound profit the last time Marseille played Brest. The pair split the points in a 1-1 match, where no one managed to get the upper hand.

Marseille vs Brest Prediction

Marseille Form

Marseille are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Lens by a 2-1 score, before winning 3-1 against Angers. They were back on the losing side in a 2-1 defeat against Lille. Marseille won three of their previous six matches at Stade Orange Velodrome in the Ligue 1. They drew two and suffered one defeats, scoring 11 goals to nine against.

Marseille were dreaming of qualifying for Europe, but after a fantastic campaign, they could even finish the season on the podium.

Brest Form

In their last three matches, Brest lost against Lorient by 2-1, beat Auxerre by 1-0 winning 2-1 against Clermont Foot. Brest managed to win just once in their past six away games in the Ligue 1. On top of winning once they also drew three as well as losing two, while scoring seven time and letting in six.

Marseille were dreaming of qualifying for Europe, but after a fantastic campaign, they could even finish the season on the podium.

Marseille should be too strong against Brest to drop any points, and combining this with over 2.5 goals, ups the price on the expected home win at Stade Orange Velodrome.

Marseille scored 43 goals and conceded 18 in their last 18 games against teams from the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. They collected 43 points and 13 victories. Brest claimed zero wins and three points in their last ten games against teams from the top six. They scored eight times in these matches, but also conceded 16 goals. Marseille claimed 22 wins, seven draws as well as seven defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Brest put ten wins, 11 draws and 15 defeats on the board in the Ligue 1.

Marseille vs Brest Stats

  • Marseille have scored in 30 of the last 32 matches
  • In 12 of the last 14 home matches Marseille played, both teams scored
  • In 9 of the last 10 matches Marseille played, both teams scored
  • Marseille have conceded in 20 of the last 22 home matches
  • Marseille have scored in 18 of the last 20 home matches
  • In 14 of the last 16 Brest matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 12 of the last 14 Brest away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Brest have not won 12 of the last 14 away matches
  • Brest have scored in 12 of the last 13 matches
  • Brest have not lost 8 of the last 9 matches

Marseille vs Brest Squads

Marseille Squad

Igor Tudor will choose the starting lineup for the upcoming game against Brest from the players listed below (the information in the brackets refers to goals scored and matches played in the Ligue 1 this season):

Ruben Blanco (0/5), Simon Ngapandouetnbu (0/0), Chancel Mbemba (4/34), Eric Bailly (0/15), Issa Kabore (1/21), Jonathan Clauss (2/32), Leonardo Balerdi (0/33), Nuno Tavares (6/29), Samuel Gigot (2/26), Sead Kolasinac (4/31), Amine Harit (0/10), Azzedine Ounahi (1/22), Bartug Elmaz (0/0), Cengiz Under (5/35), Dimitri Payet (4/24), Jordan Veretout (4/36), Matteo Guendouzi (2/31), Ruslan Malinovsky (1/18), Valentin Rongier (1/35), Alexis Sanchez (14/33), Francois Mughe (0/0), Nemanja Radonjic (0/0), Pedro Ruiz (0/0), Vitor Oliveira (2/12).

Brest Squad

This is the full squad of players that the Brest head coach Roy will select from for his starting XI:

Gregoire Coudert (0/0), Joaquin Blazquez (0/1), Marco Bizot (0/35), Achraf Dari (1/18), Bradley Locko (0/21), Brendan Chardonnet (0/28), Christophe Herelle (0/16), Jean-Kevin Duverne (0/32), Josue Escartin (0/0), Kenny Lala (0/15), Lilian Brassier (0/34), Noah Fadiga (1/21), Felix Lemarechal (0/11), Franck Honorat (6/32), Haris Belkebla (1/36), Hugo Magnetti (0/30), Karamoko Dembele (0/14), Mahdi Camara (1/29), Mathias Pereira-Lage (2/22), Pierre Lees-Melou (5/30), Romain Del Castillo (6/25), Alberth Elis (0/9), Jeremy Le Douaron (10/30), Loic Remy (0/0), Steve Mounie (6/21), Tairyk Arconte (0/4).

Marseille vs Brest Team News

Marseille could have as few as two players on the injured and absent list for their next assignment this coming Saturday.

Samuel Gigot and Amine Harit are missing from the squad, Marseille will field against Brestthis coming Saturday.

Marseille vs Brest Lineups

Marseille vs Brest H2H

The most recent outing between Marseille and Brest failed to produce a winner, with the score reading 1-1 after the final whistle. The best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 4/1. Marseille seem to have a great read on Brest, winning six times of the previous ten matches in the Ligue 1. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 4/11.

Marseille vs Brest Results

In eight of the previous ten matches between Marseille and Brest both teams scored.

Marseille vs Brest Betting Tips

Cengiz Under has three strikes in six Ligue 1 matches for Marseille, who will be relying on his services, when clashing with Brest. The visitors are looking to Jeremy Le Douaron, who has provided his team with three Ligue 1 goals.

Of their 10 most recent games at Stade Orange Velodrome across all tournaments, Marseille won four times, drew four and lost two. Brest won two of their recent 10 games on their travels, as well as drawing five and losing three. Marseille have not exactly been great at shutting out their visitors at Stade Orange Velodrome. In their previous 10 lmatches at home, they claimed just zero wins, while also holding on to a clean sheet.

Over 2.5 goals paid out six times in the previous ten encounters between these two Ligue 1 sides. Marseille pulled off an average of 1.8 goals, while Brest settled for an average of 1.1 goals in these. Both teams to score was a winning bet eight times in this streak. Marseille saw over 2.5 goals in eight of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.7 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Brest, who managed to score 1.4 times in those matches.