Marseille will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the Ligue 1 season on Friday, as they look to reach the top of the Ligue 1 standings with a victory on the road against Angers. The home side will also be looking to maintain their solid form, and record a third straight victory in a row.
Ligue 1 Preview
We may have a close title race in Ligue 1 this season based on the performances that we have seen over the early weeks by Marseille. The French giants could move to the top of the league standings on Friday evening if they can pick up maximum points against an in-form Angers.
Marseille should feel confident coming into the match this weekend, as they have started the season with six wins and two draws from the eight games that they have played. During that period, they have scored 16 goals and conceded just five times. However, they will need to bounce back, as they were held to a draw in their most recent fixture against Rennes before the international break.
Angers enjoyed a fine turnaround in their form before the international break, as they picked up two straight victories to move up to 14th in the standings. Those were the first two wins that the French club has picked up this season, and they could move into the top half of the standings with a famous victory over Marseille this weekend.
Their latest win came in an ill-tempered affair against Nice, with both sides being reduced to ten men in the fixture. However, the match-winning goal was scored just before the half time break, as Nabil Bentaleb scored a crucial goal for Angers to make it two wins from two.
Angers vs Marseille Head to Head
Marseille were big winners in the previous fixture between the sides last season, as they won 5-2 in April. They also come into this fixture having gone three without defeat against Angers. The last win for Angers against Marseille came in this exact fixture in December 2020.
Angers vs Marseille Prediction
It looks very challenging to see past Marseille in this fixture on Friday, given the strong style that they have started the season in. Angers look more than capable of putting up a strong fight, but the preference is for the travelling side to record a 2-1 victory to move to the top of Ligue 1.