Marseille will be looking for nothing short of a victory as they host Brest at the Stade Velodrome tonight (May 11th).
Didier Deschamps’ men lie second in the Ligue 1 standings and know three points will be vital if they are to stay within touching distance of league leaders Lille.
Les Phoceens are four points adrift in France’s top flight with four games to play and will be looking to beat a newly-promoted team that held them to a 0-0 draw earlier this season.
Despite Alex Dupont’s team proving resilient opposition in that match, the hosts are odds-on favourites to win the game and keep their title hopes alive.
L’OM are priced at 8/25 to secure a win, while those expecting a repeat of the earlier draw can place a bet at 4/1, with a £10 stake returning £50.
However, football betting enthusiasts confident of an upset can back the away win at 7/1.
While a game of this magnitude should serve as motivation enough for the Stade Brest players, the team sits just four points above the Ligue 1 trap door.
As such, every point from here on in will be valuable if the side is to consolidate its place in the top division.
Bwin is offering odds of 21/2 on another 0-0 draw, but despite firing a blank against tonight’s visitors earlier this term, the hosts boast a goal difference of +20, having hit 53 goals.
Meanwhile, Brest have hit just 37 and have a difference of -3. Therefore, the form book predicts a heavy defeat for the away side, something which could see the goal bet markets attract a lot of attention.
Marseille can be backed to hit three without reply at 29/4, while those expecting the home side to go one better and secure a 4-0 victory will find odds of 23/2.
However, on nine goals, Brest hitman Bruno Grougi is one away from hitting double figures for the year. As such, those of the belief that he will cause some trouble for the home defence in an eventual defeat can back a 4-1 home win at 16/1.
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