Home advantage could prove decisive in Olympique Marseille - Saint-Étienne battle

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Thu 17.September
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Orange Vélodrome (67000 seats)

Only a few games have been played in the Ligue 1 so far, with Olympique Marseille placed 5th and Saint-Étienne sitting in the 4th position.

Olympique have less rest than Saint-Étienne in this fixture, as the hosts were involved in a Ligue 1 game only four days ago. At least it's nice to return home after that away game at Paris Saint Germain.

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Olympique Marseille form and stats

A good away victory last time out for Olympique, who won 1-0 against Paris Saint Germain (placed 18th). Sensational by Olympique last match, beating Paris Saint Germain away as big underdogs. In the preceding match a 3-2 victory visiting Brest.

The hosts are modest favourites in this match, with the bookmakers estimating the chance of a home win at about 50% +- five percent. It's interesting to look at how Olympique have performed under similar circumstances, so here are some numbers: When modest favourites like this (we found nine games) they have won four times, drawn four and lost one.

There's a new fixture coming up fairly quickly for Olympique, as the Ligue 1 home game vs Lille is only three days away.

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Saint-Étienne form and stats

The Saint-Étienne goalkeeper Jessy Moulin is collecting clean sheets like a laundry worker. It's been 205 league minutes without conceding a goal, and counting.

Denis Bouanga and Mahdi Camara scored in Saint-Étienne's previous match, the home game against Strasbourg that ended 2-0. Before that, Saint-Étienne secured a home win against Lorient with the score 2-0.

Saint-Étienne goalie Jessy Moulin was high and low in the Strasbourg game, contributing six saves towards the victory.

We have checked recent matches where Saint-Étienne have had similar odds to win. Win-draw-lose statistics from those twelve games were two victories, one draw and nine defeats.

Saint-Étienne has another fixture away, a Ligue 1 game, against Nantes in just three days. A tough schedule for the visitors!

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Olympique five wins, three draws and Saint-Étienne two victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

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Olympique Marseille Saint-Étienne
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
2 0 0 Played P 0 0 2
2 0 0 Won W 0 0 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
4 0 0 Scored S 0 0 4
2 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 0
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
50% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 100%
50% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
2 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 4
7 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 4
5.5 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 1.5
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
14 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 22
8 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 8
50% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 50%
Olympique Marseille Last season Saint-Étienne
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 14   Played P   14 28
16 8   Won W   4 8
8 4   Drew D   0 6
4 2   Lost L   10 14
41 21   Scored S   14 29
29 14   Conceded C   27 45
86% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
75% 79%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   71% 71%
46% 50%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   64% 50%
29% 29%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   36% 32%
7% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   21% 14%
54% 64%   BTTS BTTS   57% 54%
39% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   14% 18%
21% 14%   Failed to Score F T   29% 32%
 
5.4 6.1   Corners for (avg) C F   4.6 5
4 3.4   Corners against (avg) C A   4.9 4.2
2.4 2.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.2 2.2
3 3   Red cards R C   1 3
 
379 218   Total Shots T S   143 310
114 62   Shots on Target S O   53 100
36% 34%   Goal Efficiency G E   26% 29%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 3 2 1 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 7
2 Monaco 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
3 Lille 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
4 Saint-Étienne 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
5 Olympique Marseille 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6
6 Lens 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 4 4 1 6
7 Nice 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 6
8 Angers SCO 3 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
9 Bordeaux 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 5
10 Olympique Lyonnais 2 1 1 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 4
11 Nantes 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
12 Nimes 3 1 0 2 7 6 2 1 0 1 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
13 Montpellier 2 1 0 1 4 3 1 1 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
14 Lorient 3 1 0 2 5 6 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 -1 3
15 Brest 3 1 0 2 4 7 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 -3 3
16 Reims 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -2 1
17 Metz 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
18 Paris Saint Germain 2 0 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -2 0
19 Dijon 3 0 0 3 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 -6 0
20 Strasbourg 3 0 0 3 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 5 -6 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Paris Saint Germain 27 22 2 3 75 24 14 12 1 1 44 11 13 10 1 2 31 13 51 68
2 Olympique Marseille 28 16 8 4 41 29 14 8 4 2 21 14 14 8 4 2 20 15 12 56
3 Rennes 28 15 5 8 38 24 14 9 2 3 25 14 14 6 3 5 13 10 14 50
4 Lille 28 15 4 9 35 27 15 11 2 2 24 9 13 4 2 7 11 18 8 49
5 Reims 28 10 11 7 26 21 14 5 7 2 12 7 14 5 4 5 14 14 5 41
6 Nice 28 11 8 9 41 38 15 8 4 3 28 20 13 3 4 6 13 18 3 41
7 Olympique Lyonnais 28 11 7 10 42 27 13 5 4 4 17 7 15 6 3 6 25 20 15 40
8 Montpellier 28 11 7 10 35 34 14 10 2 2 26 10 14 1 5 8 9 24 1 40
9 Monaco 28 11 7 10 44 44 14 8 2 4 29 22 14 3 5 6 15 22 0 40
10 Angers SCO 28 11 6 11 28 33 15 8 3 4 20 13 13 3 3 7 8 20 -5 39
11 Strasbourg 27 11 5 11 32 32 13 7 3 3 22 14 14 4 2 8 10 18 0 38
12 Bordeaux 28 9 10 9 40 34 13 4 5 4 19 12 15 5 5 5 21 22 6 37
13 Nantes 28 11 4 13 28 31 14 6 2 6 11 11 14 5 2 7 17 20 -3 37
14 Brest 28 8 10 10 34 37 14 6 6 2 21 11 14 2 4 8 13 26 -3 34
15 Metz 28 8 10 10 27 35 14 5 4 5 18 17 14 3 6 5 9 18 -8 34
16 Dijon 28 7 9 12 27 37 14 6 6 2 20 15 14 1 3 10 7 22 -10 30
17 Saint-Étienne 28 8 6 14 29 45 14 4 6 4 15 18 14 4 0 10 14 27 -16 30
18 Nimes 28 7 6 15 29 44 14 6 2 6 17 15 14 1 4 9 12 29 -15 27
19 Amiens SC 28 4 11 13 31 50 14 3 5 6 17 23 14 1 6 7 14 27 -19 23
20 Toulouse 28 3 4 21 22 58 13 3 0 10 11 24 15 0 4 11 11 34 -36 13

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.