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Olympique Marseille vs FC Toulouse predictions for this Ligue 1 season opener. Marseille will be happy to see the end of their poor pre-season, which saw them lose four games and only win one. Toulouse on the other hand, enjoyed a moderately successful pre-season period and will be hoping to carry that form throughout the entire Ligue 1 campaign. Read on for our free betting tips and match predictions.

Marseille vs Toulouse Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

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Marseille & Both Teams To Score @ 11/5

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Marseille 2-1 @ 15/2

Reason For Marseille vs Toulouse Betting Tips

Toulouse will travel east to Marseille for the first game of the new Ligue 1 season where both clubs will be looking to build on the progress made last season, or pick up the scraps in Toulouse’s case.

Last season Toulouse slumped to their lowest league finish since 1999 under manager Pascal Dupraz who was swiftly dismissed in January, with former player Mickaël Debève being given the task of keeping the club in the league – which he did, barely. Les Violets managed to finish 18th after some massive late-season wins against Troyes, Nice and Guingamp. They then went on to a play-off against Ajaccio, which they managed to win 4-0 over two legs. Now once again under Alain Casanova who managed to give the club some stability between 2008 and 2015, the fans will be hoping that the romantically named manager will be able to return them to the top half of France’s top tier.

In their four warm-up matches, they won two, drew one and lost one to make up a pretty satisfactory pre-season, which unfortunately left a bad taste in the mouth after losing 4-1 to Crystal Palace in their last game. Toulouse lost both matches to Marseille last season, but neither were absolute landslides and they will be looking for their new boys to help break the mould against les Olympiens.

Toulouse have made several attacking signings so far, including their top scorer last year Max Gradel who got eight crucial goals for them last season, including vital strikes in their wins at Nice and Angers. They have also signed Belgium U21 international Aaron Leya Iseka on a free, who could turn out to be a real bargain if he comes good. Toulouse did lose two real prospects in the summer though with Issa Diop joining West Ham and the highly-rated young goalkeeper Alban Lafont moving to Fiorentina. Despite being young, they were very much pivotal parts of their squad last year and will be hard to replace. The club has made the signing of Baptiste Reynet to go between the sticks but there still remains a large gap in the middle of defence which will need to be filled before it’s too late.

Marseille had a very quiet summer with only two signings, but both were quite expensive for the club. Young centre-back Duje Caleta-Car joined from Salzburg and will be looking to break into the ageing defensive partnership of Adil Rami and Rolando who are both 32. Caleta-Car enjoyed a good 2017-18 season with 28 performances in the league for Red Bull, which eventually got him a call up to the Croatia World Cup squad, although he played little part in the competition. This move will be massive in terms of his career and if he can solidify himself in the Marseille defence, then he will have a great career ahead of him.

Pre-season for Marseille wasn’t exactly a fun get-together as they only won one of their seven warmup games. A heavy loss to Bournemouth plus some disappointing defeats to Saint-Etienne and Ligue 2 Beziers means that the team definitely have something to bounce back from in this game. But Marseille have the experience and talent to do this, big personalities like Kostas Mitroglou and Adil Rami won’t allow the team to have another 2015/16 season where they finished 13th.

Despite a poor pre-season, we are going to back a narrow Marseille win in this one. Wins in all of their last five competitive home games, plus their excellent head-to-head record against les Violets means that les Olympiens will go into this match with the advantage, even though they haven’t been great so far in pre-season. Marseille scored in all but one of their warm-up games and conceded in each match and we think this trend will continue, with Toulouse getting seven goals in their four pre-season games.

Marseille Team News

Marseille Team Badge Lucas Ocampos is still recovering from an ankle injury and Rolando from an achilles problem. With the latter sitting out, new centre-back Duje Caleta-Car should slot into the defence for his league debut.

Toulouse Team News

Toulouse Team Badge Quentin Boisgard will be a doubt after picking up a minor ankle injury at the end of last month, Firmin Ndombe Mubele may also miss out. 'Keeper Baptiste Reynet will be looking to make his league debut for the club since joining to replace Alban Lafont.

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    Published: August 10, 2018

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    Form Summary

    Marseille badge Toulouse badge
    Overall
    PWDL
    9513
    Home
    5410
    Away
    4103
    Overall
    PWDL
    9342
    Home
    5221
    Away
    4121

    Recent Competition Form

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    2-1 v Amiens (H)
    W
    2-1 v Guingamp (H)
    W
    3-3 v Guingamp (A)
    D
    4-2 v Bordeaux (A)
    L
    2-1 v Nice (H)
    W
    2-3 v Lille (H)
    L
    1-1 v Angers (A)
    D
    2-1 v Rennes (A)
    L
    5-1 v Lille (H)
    W
    0-0 v Caen (A)
    D
    2-3 v Troyes (A)
    W
    2-0 v Angers (H)
    W
    16Goals Scored9
    9Goals Conceded10
    5/6 (83%)Over 2.5 Goals4/6 (67%)
    6/6 (100%)Both Teams Scored4/6 (67%)

    Head To Head

    Marseille badge
    WonDrawnWon
    460
    Toulouse badge
    17
    Goals Scored
    7
    Over 2.5 Goals 3/10 (30%)
    Both Teams To Score 6/10 (60%)
    Previous Meetings (Last 10)
    11.03.18 Toulouse Toulouse badge 1-2 Marseille badge Marseille
    24.09.17 Marseille Marseille badge 2-0 Toulouse badge Toulouse
    09.04.17 Toulouse Toulouse badge 0-0 Marseille badge Marseille
    14.08.16 Marseille Marseille badge 0-0 Toulouse badge Toulouse
    06.03.16 Marseille Marseille badge 1-1 Toulouse badge Toulouse
    23.09.15 Toulouse Toulouse badge 1-1 Marseille badge Marseille
    06.03.15 Toulouse Toulouse badge 1-6 Marseille badge Marseille
    19.10.14 Marseille Marseille badge 2-0 Toulouse badge Toulouse
    02.02.14 Marseille Marseille badge 2-2 Toulouse badge Toulouse
    14.09.13 Toulouse Toulouse badge 1-1 Marseille badge Marseille
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      League Table

      PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
      1Paris Saint-Germain9900326+2627
      2Lille9612177+1019
      3Marseille95132116+516
      4Montpellier9441127+516
      5St Etienne94321112-115
      6Lyon94231412+214
      7Bordeaux94231311+214
      8Toulouse93421012-213
      9Strasbourg93331613+312
      10Angers93241112-111
      11Rennes93241214-211
      12Nice9324713-611
      13Amiens93151113-210
      14Nîmes92431316-310
      15Caen92431013-310
      16Dijon9315913-410
      17Reims924349-510
      18Monaco9135913-46
      19Nantes9135816-86
      20Guingamp9126618-125
      PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
      1Paris Saint-Germain5500192+1715
      2Lille5500143+1115
      3Marseille5410154+1113
      4Lyon531194+510
      5St Etienne431062+410
      6Bordeaux531196+310
      7Amiens5302107+39
      8Montpellier522163+38
      9Toulouse522176+18
      10Strasbourg421195+47
      11Rennes421154+17
      12Caen413065+16
      13Nîmes41215505
      14Reims41211105
      15Angers512267-15
      16Dijon410338-53
      17Nice410329-73
      18Monaco502347-32
      19Nantes402236-32
      20Guingamp401349-51
      PosTeamPWDLGFGAGDPts
      1Paris Saint-Germain4400134+912
      2Montpellier422064+28
      3Nice522154+18
      4Dijon521265+17
      5Angers42025506
      6Strasbourg512278-15
      7Nîmes5122811-35
      8Toulouse412136-35
      9St Etienne5122510-55
      10Reims512238-55
      11Monaco411256-14
      12Bordeaux411245-14
      13Lille411234-14
      14Rennes5113710-34
      15Lyon411258-34
      16Caen511348-44
      17Nantes5113510-54
      18Guingamp511329-74
      19Marseille4103612-63
      20Amiens401316-51

      Scores Vs Opponents

      PosTeamHomeAway
      1Paris Saint-Germain28th Oct17th Mar
      2Lille26th Jan3-0
      3MarseilleN/AN/A
      4Montpellier25th May3rd Nov
      5St Etienne2nd Mar8th Dec
      6Lyon12th May4-2
      7Bordeaux15th Dec6th Apr
      8Toulouse4-018th May
      9Strasbourg3-24th May
      10Angers31st Mar22nd Dec
      11Rennes2-223rd Feb
      12Nice9th Mar21st Oct
      13Amiens16th Feb24th Nov
      14Nîmes13th Apr3-1
      15Caen2-019th Jan
      16Dijon10th Nov9th Feb
      17Reims1st Dec2nd Feb
      18Monaco13th Jan2-3
      19Nantes28th Apr5th Dec
      20Guingamp4-020th Apr
      PosTeamHomeAway
      1Paris Saint-Germain31st Mar24th Nov
      2Lille20th Apr22nd Dec
      3Marseille18th May4-0
      4Montpellier27th Oct13th Apr
      5St Etienne2-328th Apr
      6Lyon8th Dec2nd Mar
      7Bordeaux2-116th Feb
      8ToulouseN/AN/A
      9Strasbourg12th Jan3rd Nov
      10Angers26th Jan0-0
      11Rennes4th May1-1
      12Nice1-116th Mar
      13Amiens10th Nov11th May
      14Nîmes1-019th Jan
      15Caen23rd Feb15th Dec
      16Dijon1st Dec25th May
      17Reims9th Feb5th Dec
      18Monaco1-12nd Feb
      19Nantes6th Apr20th Oct
      20Guingamp9th Mar1-2
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        Marseille vs Toulouse Stats

        • Marseille will appear in a 69th Ligue 1 season, more than any other team. Toulouse will play their 16th season in a row, their record in the top-flight.
        • Toulouse have won only once in their last six opening games in Ligue 1 (D2 L3), against St Etienne in 2015/16 (2-1).
        • Marseille have lost only once in their last 16 home games in Ligue 1 (W11 D4), against Lyon in March 2018 (2-3).
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          BookieHome WinDrawAway WinOffer
          2/5 16/5 8/1
          4/9 7/2 13/2
          4/9 7/2 13/2
          2/5 19/5 15/2
          4/9 17/5 6/1
          4/9 17/5 13/2
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          10/11 10/11
          10/11 4/5
          10/11 20/23
          17/20 20/21
          17/20 17/20
          10/11 20/23
          BookieHome & YesAway & YesOffer
          2/1 16/1
          11/5 11/1
          21/10 12/1
          21/10 13/1
          21/10 11/1
          21/10 12/1
          BookieUnder 0.5Over 0.5Under 1.5Over 1.5Under 2.5Over 2.5Under 3.5Over 3.5Under 4.5Over 4.5Under 5.5Over 5.5Under 6.5Over 6.5Under 7.5Over 7.5Under 8.5Over 8.5Offer
          11/1 1/20 3/1 2/9 11/10 7/10 4/9 13/8 1/6 4/1 1/20 10/1 1/66 20/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A
          N/A N/A 14/5 2/9 21/20 7/10 2/5 17/10 2/13 15/4 1/25 15/2 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          12/1 1/22 16/5 2/9 11/10 7/10 4/9 7/4 1/6 4/1 1/16 10/1 1/50 25/1 1/250 60/1 1/1000 150/1
          19/2 1/25 16/5 2/9 23/20 7/10 2/5 15/8 1/7 9/2 1/20 9/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          10/1 1/33 3/1 2/9 1/1 8/11 2/5 7/4 2/13 15/4 1/20 8/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          12/1 1/22 16/5 2/9 11/10 7/10 4/9 7/4 1/6 4/1 1/16 10/1 1/50 25/1 1/250 60/1 1/1000 150/1
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          11/2 6/1 13/2 17/2 11/1 22/1 16/1 20/1 40/1 80/1 33/1 40/1 66/1 200/1 66/1 80/1 150/1 150/1 200/1 450/1 500/1 11/1 7/1 16/1 50/1 350/1 20/1 40/1 25/1 100/1 50/1 50/1 450/1 200/1 200/1 250/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 500/1N/A
          6/1 11/2 15/2 8/1 10/1 22/1 12/1 18/1 33/1 80/1 28/1 33/1 80/1 200/1 80/1 80/1 150/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 11/1 15/2 14/1 50/1 N/A 14/1 33/1 18/1 100/1 50/1 50/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 250/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
          6/1 6/1 7/1 9/1 11/1 25/1 16/1 20/1 45/1 125/1 40/1 45/1 90/1 200/1 90/1 100/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 12/1 15/2 18/1 70/1 N/A 20/1 45/1 20/1 125/1 70/1 60/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
          13/2 13/2 15/2 19/2 12/1 28/1 17/1 21/1 50/1 150/1 45/1 50/1 100/1 225/1 100/1 110/1 225/1 225/1 N/A N/A N/A 19/2 8/1 19/1 75/1 N/A 21/1 50/1 21/1 150/1 75/1 70/1 N/A 225/1 225/1 225/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
          6/1 11/2 7/1 8/1 10/1 25/1 16/1 20/1 40/1 90/1 33/1 40/1 70/1 N/A 66/1 70/1 100/1 100/1 125/1 N/A 125/1 12/1 7/1 16/1 60/1 125/1 16/1 35/1 18/1 80/1 55/1 50/1 125/1 100/1 100/1 125/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 125/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 150/1 1/111 1/111 N/AN/A
          6/1 6/1 7/1 9/1 11/1 25/1 16/1 20/1 45/1 125/1 40/1 45/1 90/1 200/1 90/1 100/1 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 12/1 15/2 18/1 70/1 N/A 20/1 45/1 20/1 125/1 70/1 60/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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          11/10 2/1 11/4 8/13 13/2 2/9 N/A N/A N/A N/A 16/1 3/40 22/1 1/50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          23/20 9/5 3/1 4/6 7/1 2/9 14/1 1/16 22/1 1/100 14/1 1/10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          6/5 15/8 3/1 4/6 15/2 1/4 20/1 1/12 60/1 1/40 22/1 1/10 80/1 1/50 200/1 1/500 N/A 1/1000 N/A 1/1000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          23/20 15/8 31/10 3/5 7/1 2/9 N/A N/A N/A N/A 15/1 1/10 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
          11/10 17/10 29/10 4/7 7/1 2/11 14/1 1/33 25/1 1/100 14/1 1/16 28/1 1/100 35/1 1/500 35/1 1/5000 35/1 1/25000 35/1 1/100000 33/1 1/300 35/1 1/1000 35/1 1/5000 35/1 1/25000 35/1 1/100000 35/1 1/100000 35/1 1/100000 35/1 1/100000 35/1 1/100000
          6/5 15/8 3/1 4/6 15/2 1/4 20/1 1/12 60/1 1/40 22/1 1/10 80/1 1/50 200/1 1/500 N/A 1/1000 N/A 1/1000 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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