Sunday 16 Apr

Marseille vs St Etienne Match Preview

15 Apr 2017 Keith M. FRANCE: Ligue 1
FRANCE: Ligue 1

Olympique Marseille

  • W
  • W
  • D
  • D
  • D


19:00 GMT
16 April 2017

AS Saint Etienne

  • L
  • D
  • D
  • W
  • D

19:00 GMT 16 April 2017

The Marseille vs Saint Etienne match will be played on Sunday, April 16, at the Velodrome Stadium, Marseille. Marseille is currently 6th on the table with 48 points, while Saint Etienne is 7th on the table with 45 points at the moment. Saint Etienne has a game in hand.


  • Marseille is currently in a series of 5 games without a defeat in Ligue 1. However, their last 3 matches ended in a draw. In those 5 encounters, Marseille didn't concede more than one goal.
  • Saint Etienne is a series of 4 games without a defeat in Ligue 1. Like Marseille, they recorded 3 draws in that period.


In their previous 10 meetings, Marseille recorded 4 victories, Saint Etienne celebrated one win, while 5 matches were ended in a draw. It is fascinating that in each of those 10 games the outcome was the same at halftime and full time. Also, the visitors recorded only one victory in the given period.


The things went terribly wrong for Marseille in February, and they lost all chances to qualify for Europa League two months ago. They are still hoping that Lyon will lose points, the difference is only 6 at the moment, but realistically speaking their chances are slim. On top of that, Marseille isn't in a particularly good form at the moment, with 3 draws in a row against the teams from the bottom and the middle of the table.

Latest matches: Olympique Marseille

09.04.2017 Ligu Toulouse FC Olympique Marseille 0:0 D
01.04.2017 Ligu Olympique Marseille Dijon FCO 1:1 D
17.03.2017 Ligu Lille OSC Olympique Marseille 0:0 D
10.03.2017 Ligu Olympique Marseille SCO Angers 3:0 W
05.03.2017 Ligu FC Lorient Olympique Marseille 1:4 W


Saint Etienne had a solid campaign in Europa League this season; they were kicked out in the knockout phase by the hands of Manchester United, the biggest favorite of the competition. However, they failed to raise the bar in French Ligue 1 and they will also miss the opportunity to qualify for European competitions. If they win all games until the end, they might catch Lyon, but that will hardly happen - they are in bad form, like Marseille.

Latest matches: AS Saint Etienne

09.04.2017 Ligu AS Saint Etienne FC Nantes 1:1 D
19.03.2017 Ligu Dijon FCO AS Saint Etienne 0:1 W
12.03.2017 Ligu AS Saint Etienne FC Metz 2:2 D
04.03.2017 Ligu SC Bastia AS Saint Etienne 0:0 D
26.02.2017 Ligu AS Saint Etienne SM Caen 0:1 L


It seems that we are set for another draw. We don't expect many goals either, but these teams might surprise us. Marseille will probably be more aggressive and attack-minded in the upcoming match.

About the author - Keith M.

Dedicated tipster with five years of experience. Devoted Arsenal fan and sports writer.

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