Marseille vs Bastia Betting Tips

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      Tip Reasoning

      Marseille’s season has already been well-documented and the club will have probably been happier than any other about having a break to re-group after the early managerial change.

      On the field, disappointment has been the dominant emotion this season. None more so than when they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Guingamp in their most recent game. They were supposed to have returned to form with the 6-0 hammering of Troyes, but the defeat to Guingamp suggests that there is still some work to do on that front.

      It’s difficult to know what to expect in this game. There’s definite talent throughout Marseille’s squad and new manager Michel has now had a little time to re-group and plan out a course of action.

      Still, Bastia are no pushover opponent, in fact they are currently sixth in the Ligue 1 table with two wins from their first four matches. Their first loss of the season came in a 2-1 defeat to St Etienne before the international break, they’ve beaten Guingamp and Rennes, and drawn with Lorient.

      They might be a little uncertain as to how to approach this game. Typically, a trip to Marseille would be a fasten down the hatches type of game, but there have been plenty of signs of weakness early this season.

      Three Reasons for Betting Tips

      1. A little more freedom for Marseille

      Against Troyes, Marseille played with a little bit of extra freedom and it looked like something that suited them. They’ve not had that in most of their games this season where keeping the ball and creating chances has looked difficult, including in their most recent match-up against Guingamp.

      2. Goals Odds worth a good look

      We think that Marseille will win this, but we’re not convinced that they’ll keep a clean sheet against a resourceful and useful Bastia. Still, we are convinced that they’ll find ways to score goals and that makes 1/1 an attractive line in the Over 2.5 Goals market.

      3. Rating Bastia

      We also back Bastia to score because we’re convinced that they’ll be a top half football team this season. There’s structure, young players and scoring ability in this line-up. They deserve plaudits for their early season performances.

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