|Benjamin Lecomte #40||Álvaro González #3|
|Fodé Ballo-Touré #2||Steve Mandanda #30|
|Gelson Martins #11||Boubacar Kamara #4|
|Aleksandr Golovin #17||Maxime López #27|
|Wissam Ben Yedder #9||Kevin Strootman #12|
|Tiemoué Bakayoko #6||Valère Germain #28|
|Ruben Aguilar #12||Jordan Amavi #18|
|Kamil Glik #25||Dimitri Payet #10|
|Cesc Fàbregas #4||Bouna Sarr #17|
|Guillermo Maripán #3||Morgan Sanson #8|
|Islam Slimani #20||Darío Benedetto #9|
|2019-01-13||Ligue 1||Olympique Marseille : Monaco||1 : 1|
|2018-09-02||Ligue 1||Monaco : Olympique Marseille||2 : 3|
|2018-01-28||Ligue 1||Olympique Marseille : Monaco||2 : 2|
|2017-08-27||Ligue 1||Monaco : Olympique Marseille||6 : 1|
|2017-01-15||Ligue 1||Olympique Marseille : Monaco||1 : 4|
Monaco vs Marseille will be the Sunday closing 5th Round of French Ligue 1 game of two very famous clubs, which will be held at Stade Louis II, in Monaco. These clubs started this season very differently, as Monaco still can’t find their game, while Marseille have two important wins over the strong clubs so far. Read our thoughts about this interesting Ligue 1 Monaco vs Marseille match, here below.
In 9 out of 10 last matches, these clubs scored over 2.5 goals in total. Both teams scored in 6 matches in a row playing against each other. While Monaco have only 6 matches without a clean sheet, Marseille already played 13 in a row conceding at least 1 goal.
Monaco changed their squad, they brought and sold lots of talented players. However, still, they search for the best game, as already at the beginning of the season standing at 19th position. This is a great example of how the team needs to save their main squad players and play as strong as it is possible. We see here a big opportunity for Leonardo Jardim to build a reputable team. Now Les Monégasques struggling again, after a failed last season. Monaco lost 2 first matches and drew against Nimes and Strasbourg. Moreover, in 3 first matches, Monaco got 3 red cards, what strongly affect team play.
In the match against Strasbourg, at Stade de la Meinau, led the match after Slimani goal at 11th minute. By the way, Slimani is one of the lastest loaned players of the squad. But a rough game leads to a team with bad consequences and already in the 40th minute, the opponents scored a penalty. One minute late, regained the lead, as Slimani scored a double. It seemed that the team would hold on the defence and win 3 important points, but unfortunately, Thomasson scored a late goal and took 1 point for hosts. In general, Monaco played more aggressively, had more dangerous attacks and opportunities. Let’s hope that the team goes in a good direction, and this talented team will find their game.
Unfortunately, Stefan Jovetic, Danijel Subasic, Willem Guebbels, Benjamin Henrichs and Pietro Pellegrini will miss the next game due to injuries. Moreover, Jemerson have a red card suspension until the 16th of September.
From the other side, we see ex-Champions of Ligue 1, which also struggling last years. Last season, Marseille took 5th place and failed to qualify to Europe competitions. So this year they should totally concentrate on taking as much as it is possible highest place in Ligue 1. The newcomer Benedetto already scored 2 goals in 4 matches. The Olympians stand at 8th place with 7 points after 4 rounds. They lost 1st match against Reims playing at Stade Vélodrome, angering his fans with a bad result. However, in the last 3 games, they collected 7 points and got back on winning way.
During the last match, Marseille played very confident 1st half. Benedetto scored the only goal in this match and led the team to 3 important points. In the second half, hosts made a very strong work in defence and finally saved the clean sheet. All Ligue 1 leaders have lost points so far, even Paris Saint Germain lost points against Rennes. So Marseille still have big chances to lead the league at the beginning of the season. Guests are unbeated away already in 5 last Ligue 1 matches. Marseille have a big potential in attack, knowing how André Villas-Boas loves to play an attacking game.
Unfortunately, Florian Thauvin will miss the next match due to surgery.
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