This weekend in Ligue – 1, Olympique Marseille is set to host Clermont Foot 63. Both teams will clash on the 31st of August at 19:00 UTC at Orange Velodrome stadium, the home ground of Olympique Marseille. The hosts, Olympique Marseille, are at the third position in the points table, just beyond Paris Saint-Germain and Lens, who climbed to the second spot this week.
The hosts will be looking to get their number two position back. On the other hand, Clermont, who had a bad start to their season, is trying to create momentum for a chance of a comeback in the latter half. The visitors will be trying to get some points in this match which would help them reach relegation.
Marseille Vs Clermont Betting Tips
Games from the previous season: 0 – 2 (at home vs Olympia Marseille) and 0-1 (Clermont Foot 63 at home). At Olympique Marseille, only Valentin Rongier has received two more yellow cards than any other player. For Clermont Foot 63, Maxime Gonalons has made 2 collections.
Every one of Olympique Marseille’s last seven games has ended in a goal conceded. In 38% of their games, Olympique Marseille wins the first half; in 21% of their games, Clermont Foot 63 does.
Clermont Foot 63 wins 21% of halftimes, while Olympique Marseille wins 38%. Clermont Foot 63 prevailed in their previous match. Clermont Foot 63 won their most recent encounter by a score of two.
Olympique Marseille wins 85% of their games when they are up 1-0 at home. Clermont Foot 63 wins 66% of their games when it is 1-0 away. Olympique Marseille wins 33% of their games at home when they are behind 1-0. Clermont Foot 63 wins 8% of their games while behind 1-0 on the road.
Olympique Marseille performs better than Clermont Foot 63 in Ligue 1. In the previous five games, Clermont Foot 63 has performed better than Olympique Marseille. In their last three games against Clermont Foot 63, Olympique Marseille has only suffered one loss (in all competitions).
In the previous three meetings, Clermont Foot 63 had one win, two victories, and 0 ties. In a game against Clermont Foot 63, Olympique Marseille scores one goal, while Clermont Foot 63 responds with one goal (on average).
In encounters between Olympique Marseille and Clermont Foot 63, an average of two goals are scored. In games between Olympique Marseille and Clermont Foot 63, the first half usually features one goal on average. When playing at home, Olympique Marseille scores 1.63 goals, whereas Clermont Foot 63 only scores one goal (on average).
Prediction: Olympique Marseille will beat Clermont Foot 63 by 2 – 1
Marseille vs Clermont
Date and Time: 31 Aug 2022, 19:00 UTC
Venue: Orange Velodrome stadium, Marseille.
Marseille vs Clermont Betting Odds
Marseille vs Clermont Full-Time Score
Marseille vs Clermont Both Teams To Score
Marseille vs Clermont Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
To secure a spot in the group stage of the Champions League this season, Marseille finished the season 15 points behind the champion Paris Saint-Germain and two points ahead of third-place Monaco.
Marseille has now come in second in 2 of the last 3 Ligue 1 seasons, including last season.
Pau Lopez, Jordan Veretout, Matteo Guendouzi, Cengiz Under, Alexis Sanchez, Jonathan Clauss, and Nuno Tavares were just a few of the players who joined Igor Tudor’s team during the summer transfer window. It will be interesting to see how the players gel this season.
Marseille began their Ligue 1 campaign in 2022–23 with a dominant 4–1 win over Reims on August 7. However, their previous match ended in a 1–1 tie with Brest.
They now occupy third place in the standings with four points, trailing PSG and Lens, the only other teams in France’s premier division to have won their first two games. Last season, Les Phoceens defeated Nantes 2-0 in the league, including 3-2 at home. They haven’t suffered a loss to this weekend’s opponents in France’s top division since February 2020.
Clermont suffered a disastrous start to the new campaign on the first day when they were dismantled by Paris Saint-Germain, losing 5-0 to kick things off.
Things worsened when they were down two goals in the second half of their game against bottom-of-the-league Reims, but that is when the team came into its own.
Despite their precarious position, Clermont rallied in the second half to win 4-2 thanks to goals from Muhammed Saracevic, Jeremie Bela, and a brace from Komnen Andric.
The supporter base will be hoping to repeat that 45-minute performance this weekend, but the defensive issues from the previous season have also carried over to the current one. The team will be eager to avoid the circumstance in which Clermont just averted relegation during the 2021–22 season, and getting points early can help with that.
Marseille vs Clermont Team News
Marseille is in a good position going into the match on Saturday. However, the host team will again be without goalkeeper Pau Lopez due to a groin issue.
The team that started last time against Brest is set to undergo adjustments under head coach Tudor, with new acquisition Alexis Sanchez perhaps starting from the beginning.
While Arkadiusz Milik is likely to play in the starting lineup with Dimitri Payet, the striker’s future at the club is questionable, given recent rumors that he may leave.
Due to the calf injury Grejohn Kyei is anticipated to have and Mehdi Zeffane’s hamstring issue, Clermont’s choices are limited.
After allowing seven goals in two games, the defense will undoubtedly be the focus of this game, and adjustments may be made to counter that.
Marseille vs Clermont Head-to-Head Stats
The team’s Marseille and Clermont Foot have faced off in three games thus far. Marseille won two straight games. Clermont Foot had one victory. None of the games were drawn. In straight matches, both clubs scored an average of 2.00 goals per game.
Marseille averaged 1.50 goals per game throughout the actual season. In 5 (100.00%) of the home games, there were more than 1.5 goals scored by both teams combined. In 4 (80.00%) of the 2022 season’s home games, there were more than 2.5 goals scored by both teams combined.
In the 2022 season, Clermont Foot averaged 1.60 goals per game. In 2 (100.00%) of the away games, there were total goals (team and opponent) beyond 1.5 goals. In 1 (50.00%) game, the away team scored all the goals (team and opponent) beyond 2.5 goals.
Last Five Games For Marseille
⚽ Nice 0 – 3 Marseille
Marseille won their very recent match against Nice.
⚽ Marseille 2 – 1 Nantes
Marseille won their very recent match against Nantes.
⚽ Brest 1 – 1 Marseille
Against Brest, Marseille managed to tie the game with the score of one, all at full-time.
⚽ Marseille 4 – 1 Reims
Against Reims, though, Marseille did not hold back and came victories with 4 – 1 in their favor.
⚽ Marseille 0 – 2 AC Milan
Before that, they lost to AC Milan.
Last Five Games For Clermont
⚽ Clermont 1 – 2 Lorient
Clermont loses their very recent match against Lorient.
⚽ Clermont 1 – 0 Nice
Clermont Foot 63 got their second win for the season in their recent match against Nice.
⚽ Reims 2 – 4 Clermont
Before that, they won against Reims by two goals.
⚽ Clermont 0 – 5 PSG
In their very first match of the season, they were humiliated by the table toppers PSG. The final score was 5 – 0 in favor of PSG.
⚽ Toulouse 0 – 1 Clermont
They also won 1 – 0 against Toulouse.
Ligue 1 Points Table