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Marseille vs Angers Prediction, Fixture Odds and Free Tips (16/05/2021)

Marseille sit 5th on Ligue 1 table and stemming that position with two games left this season is crucial for the hosts. But can they do it against Angers, a team that won the reverse fixture? Our comprehensive game preview has the details.

Our top free tips for Marseille vs Angers

Punditfeed predictions are bias-free and based on in-depth data analysis. We have prepared the best three tips for Marseille vs Angers as follows:

Note: The odds for Marseille vs Angers are correct on Betfred at the time of writing. Please visit the bookmaker to check for updated odds before placing your bet.

Few goals expected

While both teams have been conceding goals, we expect only a few goals in this game, Marseille has failed to keep a clean sheet in their last nine games while Angers has three clean sheets within the same duration. A review of previous encounters between these teams shows low scoring outcomes. Only four of the eleven meetings between Marseille have had more than two goals. Betting fewer than three goals is, therefore, our first pick.

Marseille to score first

Our second pick backs the host to net first. We fancy the hosts to win this game, albeit, it does not come with a good price on the books. However, going by recent games, Marseille has a better run of form. The visitors are week defensively having lost five of their last six games by an average of three goals per game. The visitors visit Marseille after a 3-0 victory against the relegated Dijon, which was an easy fixture, to say the least.

Dimitri Payet will score anytime

Dimitri Payet has netted in some vital games recently and we are putting our bet on him to score on Sunday. The 34-year old midfielder averages a 7.34 performance rating, the second-best in Marseille’s squad after Florian Thauvin. Moreover, Payet is Marseille second-best scorer in 36 games with seven goals, only a goal behind a fellow midfielder, Florian Thauvin. Payet also leads Marseille’s assist charts after assisting nine times, and this time, one more than Florian Thauvin who has eight assists.

Game Preview: Marseille risk being losing their fifth place on Ligue 1 table

For Marseille, this game is a battle for the top five. Angers have secured their Ligue 1 place next season with 44 points in 36 games. But will Marseille get their revenge against Angers after losing the reverse fixture?

Marseille

Two things are at stake for Marseille in this game. The hosts are looking for revenge to deny Angers from bagging a double victory against them this season. Marseille is also looking to stem their fifth position with more points and playing at home gives them an upper hand in this fixture. The hosts’ only home defeat against Angers was in 2015. Thus, defending a five-year unbeaten record against Angers is also another task for Jorge Sampaoli and his squad.

Angers

Angers have little to play for in this game, save for a desire to collect six points from Marseille this season. The only challenge for the visitors is dismal performance on the road. The visitors are yet to get an away victory in Ligue 1 since 13th March when they bagged a narrow 1-0 victory at Metz, thanks to a 44th-minute penalty.

The best odds and latest stats for Marseille vs Angers

In the tables below, find the latest stats for both teams and also top betting odds for this fixture sampled across the best bookmakers in the U.K.

France Ligue 1
Marseille
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Angers
May 16, 2021
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Marseille vs Angers

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16/05/21
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
3 - 2
Angers
Angers
23/12/20
FL1
Angers
Angers
2 - 1
Marseille
Marseille
25/01/20
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
0 - 0
Angers
Angers
03/12/19
FL1
Angers
Angers
0 - 2
Marseille
Marseille
30/03/19
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
2 - 2
Angers
Angers

Marseille

Last 5

09/05/21
FL1
St Etienne
St Etienne
1 - 0
Marseille
Marseille
30/04/21
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
1 - 1
Strasbourg
Strasbourg
23/04/21
FL1
Reims
Reims
1 - 3
Marseille
Marseille
17/04/21
FL1
Marseille
Marseille
3 - 2
Lorient
Lorient
10/04/21
FL1
Montpellier
Montpellier
3 - 3
Marseille
Marseille

Angers

Last 5

09/05/21
FL1
Angers
Angers
3 - 0
Dijon
Dijon
02/05/21
FL1
Lorient
Lorient
2 - 0
Angers
Angers
25/04/21
FL1
Angers
Angers
0 - 1
Monaco
Monaco
21/04/21
FC
PSG
PSG
5 - 0
Angers
Angers
17/04/21
FL1
Angers
Angers
0 - 3
Rennes
Rennes

FAQs-Marseille vs Angers

Marseille vs Angers tips

How has the two teams fared against each other in the past?

There have been six draws between these two teams, three victories for Marseille and two wins for Angers

Which is our favourite to win this game?

Marseille need a win than ever before and given that they are better in form than Angers, we are predicting victory for the hosts.

When will the match between Marseille and Angers be played?

The game is scheduled for Sunday, May 16th at 9.pm. UK time.