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By Tonyruik
Nov. 29, 2016

LIGUE 1

30 November 2016 • 18:00 • Stade Geoffroy-Guichard, Saint-Ètienne

Saint Étienne

Manager: Christophe Galtier (Appointed: Dec 15, 2009)

Team market value: 80,00 Mill. €

Avg. possession: 52%

Shots per match: 10.8

League scores: 16:12

Most valuable player: Jordan Veretout – 8,00 Mill. €

Best rated player: Loic Perrin

Best goalscorer: Robert Beric (3 goals)

Player with most assists: Romain Hamouma and Kévin Malcuit (2 assists)

Latest 5 Matches

Saint-Étienne defeated Gabala 1-2, then played against Metz and this match ended in a goalless draw, but Oussama Tannane got a red card in the 35th minute, after what he was the best player of the previous match against Gabala. In the next match Saint-Étienne lost against Nice 0-1, but I have to say, that they were the worse team. Saint-Étienne haven´t won their third match in a row and the match against Mainz ended in a goalless draw again. Saint-Étienne finally defeated Angers 1-2 in the last match, thanks to a late goal of Oussama Tannane, who was the best player of the match and confirmed his great form lately. It was also the first match, in which Saint-Étienne dominated in possession, because in each of their 4 previous matches had their opponents higher possession, but in each of their last 5 matches had their opponents more shots.

Stats

Saint-Étienne have won only once of the last 6 home matches.

Saint-Étienne have scored 2 goals in the last 4 matches.

Saint-Étienne have lost only 2 of the last 20 matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals in 2 of the last 11 matches.

Missing players

Christophe Galtier will miss Ronael Pierre Gabriel, Kevin Malcuit and Leo Lacroix, but Kévin Monnet-Paquet, Robert Beric, Fabien Lemoine, Alexander Søderlund and Nolan Roux are all doubts for tomorrow´s match.

Possible lineups (4-3-3)

Marseille

Manager: Rudi Garcia (Appointed: Oct 20, 2016)

Team market value: 70,05 Mill. €

Avg. possession: 51.9%

Shots per match: 70,05 Mill. €

League scores: 13:17

Most valuable player: Florian Thauvin – 11,00 Mill. €

Best rated player: Lass Diarra

Best goalscorer: Bafetimbi Gomis (6 goals)

Player with most assists: Bafetimbi Gomis (2 assists)

Latest 5 Matches

Marseille defeated Clermont 1-2 in the Coupe de la Ligue. In the next match Marseille were dominated against Bordeaux, but this match ended in a goalless draw. Then Marseille had 68% of possession, but from three fast actions conceded 3 goals and lost 3-1 against Montpellier. Marseille conceded a lot of goals from the left side, where was playing Henri Bedimo, but after the defeat against Montpellier, Rudi Garcia replaced him by Karim Rekik, who was one of the worst players of Marseille in the latest matches, but after a great team performance, Rudi Garcia´s team defeated Caen 1-0. In the last match Marseille tried 3-5-1-1 and their biggest problem was that the players were late in the defense and mainly due to this fact, Marseille lost 4-0 against Monaco.

Stats

Marseille are winless in their last 7 league matches away from home, losing 5 of those 7 matches.

Marseille have scored 4 goals in the last 7 matches.

Marseille have lost 2 of the last 9 matches.

There have been over 2.5 goals in 3 of the last 8 matches.

Missing players

Rudi Garcia can´t count with Abou Diabym, Henri Bedimo and Zinedine Machach.

Possible lineups (4-3-3)

Previous Meetings

Saint-Étienne have won only once of the last 19 matches against Marseille. On the other hand, they have lost only once of the last 6 matches at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard. Another interesting statistics are, that there have been scored only one of the last 8 goals in the first half at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard and also only one of the last 6 matches ended in a over 2.5. Marseille have won 3 of the last 4 home matches, but the fact that they have won only once of the last 6 matches at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard confirms, that Saint-Étienne are very strong in their home matches.

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