Match Time: 9/18/2020 03:00 Friday(GMT+8)
France Ligue 1 -- Marseille VS Saint Etienne
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Marseille
Marseille will play Saint Etienne on 18 September. Marseille had an impressive performance last season that they finally qualified for the Champions League as the second place with 56 points in the league. They do not rely on the home game to score points and have excellent offensive and defensive capabilities. In the new season, they have defeated Stade Brestois and PSG. It was a pity that both the left back and backup center forward Benedetto got red cards before the end of the last round, which would weaken the teamís offense and defense in this game.

Saint Etienne
Saint Etienne ranked fourth from the bottom in the league last season, only 3 points higher than the relegation, and were 26 points behind Marseille. However, the team performed very well in the new season. Saint Etienne won Lorient 2-0 in the first round and defeated Strasbourg in the last round. Their current lineup is relatively complete and Saint Etienne are in good form now.

Data Analysis
In terms of previous clashes, Marseille has recorded 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the past 10 matches against Saint Etienne. They have an absolute psychological advantage that they won all of the recent 3 ones. The handicap first odds was Marseille -0.5 with low return. The return went high later, which was consistent with the weakening of the team's lineup. The Over/Under Goal line was 2/2.5. Considering that Under goal ran out in the recent three clashes and was more than Over goal in each sideís recent stats, I would like to go for Under 2/2.5 goals.

Picks: Saint Etienne +0.5
Prediction: Saint Etienne wins/draw
Over/Under Goal: Under 2/2.5
Score Prediction: 0-1, 1-1