Montpellier vs Olympique de Marseille (Ligue 1, 09.01.2015)

Ligue 1 returns for its 20th matchday with a rather interesting clash: Montpellier host the leaders Marseille. The two teams are currently separated by 15 points in the table, but the thing that has both teams on the edge is the fact that both were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue last night.

If Montpellier lost against PSG their under-performance could be excused, but the Ligue 1 leaders lost on penalties against a team from France’s fourth division. Grenoble came three times from behind to push the match to extra time, and produce the greatest Coupe de la Ligue upset in recent history. Last season when the two teams met they split the wins, each winning their respective away game. The last four matches also have had the tendency of having at least two goals scored, which is why you could go for the goals betting market.

Montpellier’s last match in 2014 was against PSG, and even if ended in a goaless draw the hosts had more than one chance to score. Marseille won against Lille with a Batshuayi 69 minute goal that brought the three points to the leaders and kept their distance from their next competitors, Olympique Lyon. The hosts will have to play without Tiene and Ait-Fana, while Barrada and Alessandrini will miss for Marseille.
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Gignac scored a wonder goal against Grenoble, and he is Marseille’s top goalscorer with 12 successes. Payet and Thauvin follow with 5 and respectively 4 goals. For Montpellier Mounier leads the goalscorer race with five goals followed by Camara and Sanson with three each. Their best player to date is the goalkeeper, who put of a great performance against PSG, even with Montpellier’s shaky defense, and is expected to perform the same if not better against Marseille. Andre Ayew stated after the embarrassing loss to Grenoble “We didn’t do what we had to do and to lose this match is unacceptable,” said Ayew.

The statement points most likely towards a reshuffle in the squad which will have the visitors focusing only on their Ligue 1 title campaign. 888sport favors the visitors to win and gives them 2.15 odds, Montpellier got 3.40 and both teams to score has 1.78 odds. Marseille to lead at half time has 2.80 odds, Montpellier 3.85 and over 2.5 goals has 2.00 odds. Montpellier was given 1.31 odds for a +1 handicap, Marseille 3.35 for a -1 and a goal line of over 3 has 2.85 odds. We are going to bet 7 units on Marseille winning the second half with 2.45 odds from 888sport.

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