Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
Sunday’s football game between Brest and Marseille will bring down the curtain on the Ligue 1 round 22. Les Pirates have drawn each of their last three league matches and they are surely capable of matching OM in front of home fans. Keep in mind, though, that both Marco Bizot (goalkeeper) and Mahdi Camara (midfielder) are banned for the match. Jordan Amavi and Martin Satriano are both sidelined with injuries.
OM, on the other hand, aim to put an end to their five-game winless run in the French top flight, but given Brest’s fine form, we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Defender Chancel Mbemba returns from the international duty, while centre-back Samuel Gigot is sidelined through suspension. All Jordan Veretout, Amir Murillo, Bilal Nadir, Geoffrey Kondogbia, and Valentin Rongier are sidelined with injuries.
Highlighted Team (Marseille):
Olympique de Marseille are considered one of the best French football clubs. Les Olympiens won their ninth Ligue 1 title in 2010, but winning of the 1992/1993 Champions League trophy is seen as the club’s biggest success. Marseille defeated Italian giants Milan in the title game, with Basile Boli scoring the winner (1-0) in the Olympiastadion showdown.
It has to be noted, though, that the Stade Velodrome outfit were banned from defending the title in the 1993/1994 season after being involved in a match-fixing scandal. To make things even worse for the fans, the club suffered enforced relegation to the Ligue 2. Olympique de Marseille participated in the Europa League final on two occasions (1998/1999, 2003/2004), but they were beaten by Parma and Valencia respectively in the title games. OM’s home ground Stade Velodrome was opened on June 13, 1997 and the capacity of the stadium is 67.394.
The likes of Franck Ribery, Didier Deschamps, Didier Drogba, Laurent Blanc, Fabien Barthez, Samir Nasri, Fabrizio Ravanelli and Djibril Cisse all played for Marseille in the past.