Football Bet of the Day: Green light for goals in France

Rudi Garcia Marseille coach
Rudi Garcia knows which way Marseille away games tend to go

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"

Back Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.9010/11 in St Etienne v Marseille

St Etienne v Marseille
Wednesday 20:00

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.

2019 P/L (1pt per bet)

Staked: 8pts
Returned: 4.02pts
P/L: -3.98pts

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