Preview - Marseille vs Monaco 14 January 19

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Match Day 19
Marseille vs. Monaco
Monday, January 14th 2019
04:00am (GMT+8 Timing)
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome

Last five matches form: W W D L D
Average goals per match: 1.76
Average goals against per match: 1.53
Top Scorer: Florian Thauvin (11)

Last five matches form: W L W L L
Average goals per match: 0.89
Average goals against per match: 1.61
Top Scorer: Radamel Falcao (7)

One of the most eye-catching fixtures on Match Day 20 in Ligue 1 comes in the final game of the week as seventh placed Marseille welcome second bottom Monaco to the Stade Vélodrome.

This has been an entertaining fixture in recent times with the past six meetings between the sides all seeing four or more goals. Marseille came out on top 3-2 in the game at the Stade Louis II earlier in the season.

Hiroki Sakai - who is away on international duty - is the only absentee for Marseille. Monaco's injury list meanwhile remains nothing short of diabolical. Almamy Touré, Antonio Barreca, Stevan Jovetic, Jean Eudes Aholou, Pietro Pellegri, Kevin N'Doram, Djibril Sidibe, Jordi Mboula and Andrea Raggi are all out here. As if all that wasn't bad enough, Aleksandr Golovin is also suspended.

Currently sitting in seventh spot, Marseille likely won't be happy with how the season has gone to date. They are six points off the Champion's League positions at present, but do have two games in hand on the sides above them. Fans will be expecting them to win this one.

Monaco are enduring a truly desperate campaign with just three wins from their opening eighteen fixtures. Two of those wins have come since the arrival of Thierry Henry as manager though as he has at least given them hope of turning things around. Interestingly all three of Monaco's wins have come away from home.

Monaco aren't quite dead and buried yet but look to be overmatched here and continue to be crippled by injuries. Home win.

Prediction: Marseille 3 - 0 Monaco

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