Ligue 1 – Olympique de Marseille to face Brest on Match-day 17

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Saturday Ligue 1 action from the Orange Velodrome, as Marseille take on Brest.

Right now, Marseille sit in second place in the League, nine places higher than the eleventh placed hosts, Brest.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Olympique de Marseille achieve 29 points

Jorge Sampaoli will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Nantes and Troyes.

Also, can Marseille continue their incredible form this season and extend their un-beaten run of seven meetings? Now they have 8 matches won, 2 games lost and 5 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in second place, with a total of 29 points having won eight games, drawn five fixtures, and lost two meetings.

Playing at home, Marseille have won four games, drawn three fixtures, and lost one game.

Olympique de Marseille will have secured 32 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

A solid defensive team

Marseille’s defence has been rock solid so far, only conceding 12 goals in their previous matches. This has been an average season so far, in terms of performance and entertainment, even though they have delivered a decent rate of goals (22). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Dimitri Payet (6), Cengiz Under (4), and Matteo Guendouzi (3).

It is likely that one key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Jorge Sampaoli and his Marseille team.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Brest have managed to gain 21 points

With Brest having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Michel Der Zakarian’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Brest keep finding the winning formula this season, that’s five in a row now. With 21 points, they currently sit eleventh in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 5 wins, 5 losses and 6 draws having won five matches, drawn six matches, and lost five games.

Brest’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Marseille. In the 8 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won two meetings, drawn three fixtures, and lost three meetings.

Brest will have 24 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Brest are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Michel Der Zakarian is concerned that Saturday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players

Olympique de Marseille v Brest – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Marseille and Brest have faced each other nine times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Marseille’s favour (6 – 1). Further, six of the previous nine matches between Marseille and Brest have resulted in a Marseille win.

The odds of a Marseille win are currently 62.11 percent.

Other players of note for Marseille are Dimitri Payet and Cengiz Under with six goals both and for Brest are Romain Faivre and Jeremy Le Douaron with six goals each.

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