Marseille will be looking for a better finish in Ligue 1 table than last season when they welcome Toulouse at the Stade Velodrome on Friday night for the Ligue 1 2018/19 opener. Marseille had a decent 2017/18 season, as they finished 4th in Ligue 1 and they also reached the Europa League final. Meanwhile, Toulouse were lucky to finish 18th in the standings last season and they are still in Ligue 1 due to the fact they beat Ajaccio 4-0 on aggregate in the relegation play-offs. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Marseille haven’t had a prolific pre-season campaign, as they have won just once in six friendlies. OM had the worst defensive record in top five last season, and they did well to bring in two defenders during this transfer window to improve that area. Both Duje Caleta-Car and Jordan Amavi have joined Marseille from RB Salzburg and Aston Villa respectively for a total fee of £26m.
Toulouse, on the other hand, beat Ajaccio in the relegation play-offs at the end of the previous season and they are here to live another season in Ligue 1. Toulouse looked solid in pre-season, as they were unbeaten in four friendlies prior to their 4-3 defeat at the hands of Nimes in their most recent fixture. They have also strengthened up their squad during the summer transfer window, including the addition of Dijon’s goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet.
Marseille are undefeated in the last 15 meetings with Toulouse across all competitions and we fancy them to extend this record. Our betting tips and predictions expect Marseille to win at odds 1.40 with 1XBet.
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Although Marseille haven’t been great in pre-season, they do have a much better squad than Toulouse. Actually, Marseille made two great transfers this summer, meaning that they have a better team than last season. In addition, OM beat Toulouse both home and away last term, conceding just once in this term. Our preview anticipate Marseille to win at odds 1.40 with 1XBet.
Marseille to win at odds 1.40
Marseille vs Toulouse Draw at odds 4.20
Toulouse to win at odds 9.00
Correct Score odds
Marseille have scored in each of their most recent four friendlies, but they have also conceded in each of these games. On the flip side, Toulouse have recently conceded four goals against Nimes, but prior to that, they managed to keep two clean sheets in three fixtures. OM have netted twice in each of their two meetings with Toulouse last season and we fancy them to repeat that performance here also. Our correct score would back Marseille to win 2-0 at odds 6.50 with 1XBet.
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Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Eight of Marseille’s last ten games across all competitions have ended with over 2.5 goals. Meanwhile, Toulouse’s most recent fixture have seen seven goals. However, five of the last six meetings between these two sides have been cagey affair, ending with under 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction fancies under 2.5 goals at odds 2.05 with 1XBet.
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First Goalscorer odds
Florian Thauvin has been Ligue 1’s second top scorer last season with 22 goals under his belt. Thauvin has also been in the France’s squad that have won the World Cup 2018 in Russia this summer. We fancy him to be back and continue his great form and to score the opening goal here. Our first goalscorer prediction is Florian Thauvin at odds – with 1XBet.
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