Toulouse vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 11th March 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal (Toulouse)
Toulouse have finally returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 last weekend thanks to a narrow 0-1 victory at Montpellier. Prior to this win, Toulouse were on a five-game winless streak in Ligue 1, but the most worrying fact is that they have only scored once during this run. Toulouse have struggled to find the back of the net the entire season, as they have only scored 33 goals in 31 league games this term. Toulouse’s topscorer is Martin Braithwaite with ten goals and three assists in his 27 league appearances. Ola Toivonen has also enjoyed a decent Ligue 1 campaign, helping the team with six goals and two assists. Toulouse currently sit in 10th spot in the Ligue 1 table tied on 40 points with the 11th-placed Rennes, already twelve points clear of the bottom three. Furthermore, Toulouse looked very good in front of their own fans recently, having won two and draw two of their last four home league fixtures. Actually, Toulouse have only lost five of their 18 home fixtures across all competitions. Head-to-head, Toulouse are winless in their last three meetings with Marseille across all competitions, but the good news is that they managed to score at least once in two of these.
Meanwhile, Marseille have enjoyed a decent Ligue 1 campaign recently, winning two and drawing two of their last four league outings. OM looked very well-organised at the back over the past month, having conceded just two goals in their last four games in Ligue 1. Marseille currently stand in 5th position in the league table with 47 points under their belts after 31 rounds, already seven points off the European places. Marseille have been scoring goals for fun throughout this Ligue 1 campaign, as they hold one of the best attacking records in the division with 44 goals scored in 31 rounds. Bafetimbi Gomis is leading the club’s goalscoring charts with 16 goals under his belt, while Florian Thauvin has helped the team with ten goals and five assists in his 31 league appearances. Dimitri Payer has also enjoyed a fine shape since his arrival back in January, providing three goals and two assists in just nine appearances in Ligue 1. OM have also enjoyed a decent run of form on the road as they are unbeaten in the last two away league outings, conceding just one goal in the process. In addition, Marseille have only lost once in their last five visits to the Stadium Municipal across all competitions.
Betting Predictions and Tips
Both sides have enjoyed a decent run of form recently, and both have been very well-organised at the back in this term. Although, four of the last five meetings between these two sides across all competitions have seen goals at both ends of the field, and I think this will be the case here as well.
Marseille Draw No Bet at 8/11
Both teams to score - Yes at 3/4
Toulouse vs Marseille: Head to Head
Toulouse have no wins in the last 5 meetings either home or away
Last season this match finished 0-0
The last 5 meetings have all ended in under 2.5 goals
Toulouse have not beaten Marseille when at home in 11 years
Toulouse vs Marseille: Prediction
We predict to see an open game, because Toulouse won’t just sit back and hope for the best. It’s possible that both teams will become tired as the game goes on and we expect to see more goals in the first half. This should be an entertaining game full of incident.