He is in 12th place in Ligue 1, with 29 points, 1 point less than the 11th position of Caen and 1 point more than the 13th position in Dijon.
He is in a visible return of form, having two consecutive victories in the championship, wins that removed very little of the relegation area.
It comes after an important victory, on the pitch of the newly-promoted Amiens, score 2: 0, the new acquisition, Mathieu Debuchy and Cabella managed to score the two goals of the victory, in the second half of the match.
Home comes after 2 consecutive wins, 2: 0 with Toulouse and 2: 1 with Caen, with a balanced home game with 17 goals scored and 18 received.
He was very active during this transfer period, and managed to justify Neven Subotic (ex Dortmund), Yann M’Vila (ex Rubin Kazan), Mathieu Debuchy (ex Arsenal), Paul Georges Ntep (borrowed from Wolfsbourg), while Robert Beric and Oussama Tannane returned from the teams where they were borrowed.
He is ranked second in Ligue 1 with 51 points, 11 points less than the PSG leader and 1 point more than As Monaco champion.
He has the 4th best attack in the championship with 53 goals scored, with an average of 2.20 goals scored per match.
He is the most form-fitting team in Ligue 1, not only because of the goals scored lately but also because of the results recorded in the last 5 stages, 4 wins and a draw.
He comes after a winning one week ago, on his own, in front of the Metz team, score 6: 3, in a game that set the game with the most successful this season, 9, the goals of the hosts being scored by Sanson, Thauvin with a hattrick, Garmain and Mitroglu.
Midfielder Gregory Sertic is still injured and will not be able to play in this match.
Marseille is unbeaten in the last 5 direct meetings with Saint Etienne, having 3 wins at least 1 goal difference, all without a goal, respectively 2: 0, 4: 0 and 3: 0 and 2 draws, draws registered in 2016, 1: 1, respectively 0: 0.
In the tour, Marseille has a definite 3: 0 goal, the goals of that game being won by Valere Germain with a double, second by Ocampos.
My tip for Saint Etienne vs Marseille
I will count on the fantastic form of the Marseille band, Marseille coming after 2 matches in the last week with 9 goals per game, 6: 3 with Metz and 0: 9 away in the French Cup with Bourg Peronnas, the which denotes the craving for the guys Rudi Garcia’s “guys.”
Taking into account the new acquisitions of the hosts, certainly the greens will be ready to give a replica of the team trained by Rudi Garcia, after this transfer period an experienced team, but, precisely because of these changes in the team, the guests can take advantage of the lack of synchronizations in the game and can score and observe the norm of at least 2 goals scored, the norm of the last 7 games in all competitions.
Striker Florian Thauvin is the most formidable player in the team trained by Rudi Garcia, who has 5 successes in the last 5 stages of the championship, signing a hat-trick in last week’s victory 6: 3 with Metz.