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AS Monaco vs Marseille

Competition – France Ligue 1

Stadium – Stade Louis II

Date: 2nd September 2018

Kick-off time – 20:00 GMT

Since winning the Ligue 1 two seasons ago, AS Monaco have made themselves a club constantly in transition as players keep coming to and leaving the principality club en masse every summer, and this summer has been no different.

However, credit to their manager, they have remained competitive in the French league even though they haven’t reached the heights they achieved in their triumphant campaign.

They started this season with a 4-0 loss to a largely changed PSG side in the French Super Cup, but they followed that up by beating Nantes 3-1 away from home in their first league game of the season, which has been their only three points of the season so far.

Since their opening day win, they have collected just one point from a possible six, so they will be looking to earn early bragging rights over Marseille in this game.

Marseille fell short of qualifying for the Champions League last season after they finished outside the top three and lost the Europa League final to Atletico Madrid.

This season they will be looking to challenge for the Ligue 1 crown and a place in the top three again however they have started their season in an inconsistent manner.

They opened their campaign with a 4-0 home win over Toulouse before losing their next game 3-1 at Nimes.   Marseille picked up a point from a 2-2 home draw against Rennes in their most recent fixture.

This game offers Marseille a chance to prove that they are ready to challenge PSG and Monaco for the league title and they should expect a very tough game.

Surprisingly, Marseille are currently trading as favourites with bookmakers to take all three points from the Stade Louis II however the odds are extremely close and many will find Monaco appealing with home advantage on their side.

Goal markets suggest this game will have goals will over 2.5 goals currently trading odds-on.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

AS Monaco

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
D AS Monaco 0-0 Lille 18 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Nantes 1-3 AS Monaco 11 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
L Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 AS Monaco 4 Aug, 2018 French Trophee des Champions
L Hamburg SV 3-1 AS Monaco 28 Jul, 2018 Friendly
W Troyes 0-3 AS Monaco 19 May, 2018 French Ligue 1

Marseille

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Nimes 3-1 Marseille 19 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
W Marseille 4-0 Toulouse 10 Aug, 2018 French Ligue 1
L AFC Bournemouth 5-2 Marseille 4 Aug, 2018 Friendly
L Marseille 2-3 Real Betis 25 Jul, 2018 Friendly
D Marseille 1-1 Villarreal 21 Jul, 2018 Friendly


H2H

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
Marseille 2-2 AS Monaco 28 Jan, 2018 French Ligue 1
AS Monaco 6-1 Marseille 27 Aug, 2017 French Ligue 1
Marseille 3-4 AS Monaco 1 Mar, 2017 French Coupe de France
Marseille 1-4 AS Monaco 15 Jan, 2017 French Ligue 1
AS Monaco 4-0 Marseille 26 Nov, 2016 French Ligue 1

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