Sunday, February 24, 2008
FRANCE ..... LIGUE 1
TOULOUSE - MARSEILLE
Marseille have returned from Moscow, with mission accomplished. They have dropped down to 5th spot in the table following yesterday's results, 6 points behind Nancy, with a game in hand.
Hosts are in the drop zone, four points from safety. Given their respective positions, surely both will be looking for the three points, if that is the case and the game opens up, I can only see one winner. That is not to say that it cannot be a draw, but h2h wise only one of the last eleven have ended all square.
Visitors are playing really well at present and have lost just once in ten starts, forget the midweek loss, leading 3-0 from the first leg, a two goal, or less, defeat, was always going to be acceptable.
Toulose's recent performances have been very poor, they are without a win in 8, including an embarassing home loss to National club Paris FC in the cup. In all of these 8 starts they have given up a lot of chances to the opposition, way above the league average, with the opposition dominating possession too. It is hard to see where their next win is coming from and it is difficult to see them beating this inform Marseille team.
5 points Marseillle -1/4 ball 2.20 asian line.