Le Havre vs Marseille prediction, odds & betting tips 19/05/2024

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France Ligue 1 - Stade Oceane

Le Havre vs Marseille prediction
Neither Marseille nor Le Havre have pressure to win on Sunday – Photo by Icon Sport

Due to results elsewhere, Le Havre can afford to lose this final game of the season and still secure their Ligue 1 status for next season due to their superior goal difference over Metz. Marseille have little to play for and could already be on the bench with a season of mid-table booked in.

Le Havre vs Marseille prediction: Hosts desperate for a low-scoring affair

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Le Havre 2-2 Marseille

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Key stats

  • Six of Le Havre's seven league wins have come at home
  • Le Havre have scored exactly three goals in four of their victories this season
  • Marseille have lost just one of their previous five Ligue 1 matches

Pre-game odds and win probability: Marseille to pick up one final road win

  • Home: 15/4 (4.75) – 21.1%
  • Draw: 14/5 (3.8) – 26.3%
  • Away: 7/10 (1.7) – 58.8%

Final games of the season with next to nothing to play for are always very difficult to call and pick a winner. While Le Havre could still drop into the bottom three, it would require a monumental goals wing and victory from Met, so it's very unlikely.

The home side will be in party mode on Sunday knowing they are all but confirmed to be playing Ligue 1 football for another season and this could well help them pick up three points. However, given how favoured Marseille are by the bookmakers we would avoid the outright winner. Instead, we offer great betting insight on our free betting tips page which includes half-time/full-time and BTTS.

Last five H2Hs: Les Phoceens have history on their side

Marseille and Le Havre have only met once in a competitive sense over the last few years, so there isn't much data to go off. However, Les Phoceens did win the reverse fixture comfortably 3-0, so the hosts will be hoping to make amends this time around.

Le Havre preview: Pressure is off the former relegation favourites

Four points from their last three games- including an unexpected draw away to PSG – saw Le Havre move clear of the dreaded bottom three and thus, have no pressure on their shoulders. A superior goal difference has them already planning for successive seasons in France's top division.

Predicted lineup: Desmas (GK) – Operi, Lloris, Salmier, Sangante – Kechta, Targhalline, Toure, Grandsir – Ngoura, Ayew

Europe Friendlies 20/07/24

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Union Sportive Fougeres

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Marseille

Marseille

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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France Ligue 1 10/05/24

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Nice

Nice

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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France Ligue 1 04/05/24

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Strasbourg

Strasbourg

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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France Ligue 1 27/04/24

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PSG

PSG

3

Le Havre

Le Havre

3

Marseille preview: Preparations for next season begin now

Marseille have made a solid response to being dumped out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage losing once in five Ligue 1 matches. However, going away to a side with also nothing to play for is a dangerous game and could be a potential banana skin.

Predicted lineup: Lopez (GK) – Mbemba, Balerdi, Meite – Merlin, Kondogbia, Gueye, Veretout, Henrique – Aubameyang, Moumbagna

France Ligue 1 19/05/24

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Le Havre

Le Havre

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Marseille

Marseille

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France Ligue 1 15/05/24

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Reims

Reims

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Marseille

Marseille

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France Ligue 1 12/05/24

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Lorient

Lorient

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Marseille

Marseille

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UEFA Europa League 09/05/24

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Atalanta

Atalanta

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Marseille

Marseille

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UEFA Europa League 02/05/24

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Atalanta

Atalanta

1

Marseille

Marseille

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Andre Ayew in action for Le Havre
Andre Ayew has scored two goals in his last three appearances – Photo by Icon Sport

Player to watch: Andre Ayew

Le Havre's veteran striker has been the perfect forward they needed in a time of crisis and desire for calm and cool heads in the final third. Ayew has been all over the world during his playing career and has used his experience to help Le Hare get over the line.

Top form has come at the perfect time

Tow goals in his last three games has helped Le Havre move clear of the bottom three. Both of those goals came when his side avoided defeat, so if he can get on the score sheet once again, it could spell trouble for Marseille.


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