Marseille are on their way to Les Verts and Tobias Gourlay's expecting quite a showdown
"Under Rudi Garcia, L'OM have shown a tendency to entertain on the road: they've served up Over 2.5 Goals in 26/43 away matches"
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St Etienne v Marseille
Blackburn Rovers gave us a run for our money at Ewood Park last night, but ultimately came up short. Tony Mowbray's hosts quickly went 0-2 against Newcastle, but recovered to make it 2-2 at half-time and had a big chance to win the game after the break. In the end, it finished 2-2 and the Premier League visitors went on to win 4-2 in extra-time.
Today our quest for a winner takes across the Channel to St Etienne, where on tonight's five Ligue 1 games brings Marseille to Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Last season, this fixture finished 2-2 and we reckon there are more goals on the way tonight.
Since Jean-Louis Gasset took charge, St Etienne have delivered Over 2.5 Goals in 13/21 home games (62%). This season, Les Verts have gone W7-D2-L0 on home turf, but the opposition has been relatively weak: 8/9 previous visitors are now in the wrong half of the league. Nevertheless, the hosts scored at least twice in 7/9 and at least three times in 3/4.
Ninth-placed Marseille are just about in the right half of the table. Under Rudi Garcia, L'OM have shown a tendency to entertain on the road: they've served up Over 2.5 Goals in 26/43 away matches (60%). This season, 7/9 road trips have been high scorers. They've scored themselves in the same fraction, while conceding at least twice in 6/9. We think that shaky defence can help get this one up and over the goals line too.