The final game in Ligue 1 before the break in play for the World Cup takes place in Monaco, as Marseille are the visitors. Both sides will be looking to sign off at the break with a victory, but which team will pick up a big victory in their hunt to achieve European qualification this term.
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There will be an interesting fixture in Ligue 1 before the break for the World Cup. Monaco and Marseille are both in the hunt for a European finish this term, and both could move into the top three in the standings with a victory this weekend. Marseille come into this fixture just above Monaco in the standings, as they have a superior goal difference.
Marseille has won eight from 14 games this term, but they have registered just a single victory from their last five matches in the league. A much-needed return to winning ways came last weekend, as they registered a huge 1-0 victory at home against Lyon. The only goal in the win was scored just before half time by Samuel Gigot
Monaco come into this fixture in slightly better recent form. Both sides have identical records coming into this fixture, as Monaco has also registered eight wins from 14 games this term. However, the hosts have been most productive in front of goal this term, as they have scored 27 times.
Monaco will be looking for a third straight victory in Ligue 1 this weekend. They recorded a second straight win in their previous fixture, as they landed a 2-0 win on the road against Toulouse. The opening goal in that game was scored early in the second half by Aleksandr Golovkin. Breel Embolo netted the clinching goal in the fixture with half an hour remaining.
Monaco vs Marseille Head to Head
Monaco registered a second victory in three fixtures against Marseille in the previous meeting between the two. However, Marseille still boasts the superior record, as they have recorded four wins from the previous seven matches between the sides.
Monaco vs Marseille Prediction
This should be an entertaining final fixture in Ligue 1 before the international break. Monaco come into the fixture in slightly better form, and that could be pivotal. Therefore, we could see the home side getting the victory to move into the Champions League places this weekend.
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