MAR vs STE Dream11 Prediction
As the Ligue 1 goes on in full flow, it will be Marseille that plays host to St. Etienne at the Stade Veldrome for their third fixture. It has been a pleasant start to the season for both clubs. Marseille started off their campaign with a 3-2 win over Dynamo Brest, which was soon followed by an intense 1-0 win over title holders Paris Saint Germain. St. Eitienne, on the other hand have more disciplined of the two. They first registered a 2-0 win over Lorient and then won with a similar score line against Strasbourg. Nevertheless, St. Etienne will have to be on their toes against Marseille who can bring forward a much more complicated challenge. The neutral can expect a quality 90 odd minutes of football and here is the Dream 11 Prediction for it.
MAR vs STE Dream11 Ligue 1
Date and Time: 18 September, 12:30 am (ist)
Venue: Stade Veldrome
St. Etienne: WLLWW
Head to Head
From the last six meetings between the two sides, it’s Marseille that has had the upper hand with four wins, in contrast to St. Etiennes two wins.
Marseille Team News
Injury update, unavailability: Jordan Amavi and Dario Benedetto are ruled out as a result of suspension.
Expected Changes: Mandanda should start in at goal, while, Sakai, Caleta-Car, Gonzalez and Bouna Sarr could form the back four in defence. Sanson, Kamara and Rongier could accommodate the midfield region. Dimitri Payet, Maxime Lopez and Florian Thauvin are expected to start higher up the pitch. They can be added to the Dream11 fantasy football side.
Marseille Playing 11 (Probable)
St. Etienne Team News
Injury update, unavailability: Gabriel Silva is out injured, while, Arnaud Nordin and Yvan Neyou are in doubt to start.
Expected Changes: Moulin should be starting in between the sticks, while, Debuchy, Fofana, Kolodziejczak and Yvan Macon could form the line of defence. Mahdi Camara and Zaydou Youssouf are in contention to feature in central midfield. Hanouman, Aouchiche and Bouanga are expected to start in behind Charles Abi.
St. Etienne Playing 11 (Probable)
Goalkeeper – Moulin
Defenders – D Caleta-Car, H Sakai, Y Macon, W Fofana
Midfielders – M Sanson, V Roniger, A Nordin
Forwards – Hamouma, Thauvin (C), Payet (VC)
Florian Thauvin has started of his season with a bang for Marseille. Thauvin has two goals, two assists and has a pass accuracy of 71.7% from the first two games.
Romain Hamouma is supposed to be the main man in midfield for Saint Etienne. Hamouma has two goals as well as a pass accuracy of 84.45 from two appearances in the new season.
X factors, differential picks
Duje Caleta Car has been pivotal at the back, as well as pushing forward. The 24-year-old has two goals to his name along with a pass accuracy of 81.8% from two appearances in the league for Marseille this season.
Arnaud Nordin can pack a punch from the attacking midfield region for St. Etienne. Nordin has two assists and a pass accuracy of 71.4% from two appearances os far.
Dimitri Payet has an assist to his name for Marseille from just one game in the league so far. He does have the potential to turn the game on its head with his sheer ability.
MAR vs STE Today Match Prediction Football Match
Marseille have won 14 of their last 17 home games against St Etienne in all competitions and are also unbeaten in 18 of their last 19 games in Ligue 1. Though St. Etienne have looked defensively astute, they are expected to face some problems against a quality Marseille offence. With that being said, the today match prediction odds are backing Marseille to get the win by 1.80 as per bet365.