MARSEILLE were top of the French table at Christmas but it’s not been a happy start to the new year with three defeats in their four games in all competitions.
However, Marcelo Bielsa’s men are strong at home and can get their title bid back on track with a historic victory. Marseille have won all 10 of their league matches at the Velodrome this season and if they make it 11 in a row it will break a 67-year club record.
They welcome back Benjamin Mendy and Rod Fanni from suspension plus Nicolas N’Koulou from the African Cup of Nations and are 2-5 at Stan James to beat an Evian side two points off the drop zone and whose win over Toulouse last week was their first in seven Ligue Un matches.
Marseille have scored at least two goals in all but one of their home league games and are 4-9 at Betfair for over 1.5 team goals.
In Holland, leaders PSV host a side they’ve beaten an incredible 18 times on the bounce. Willem II will be dreading the trip to the Philips Stadion and I’m backing PSV to win -1 at 8-13 with Skybet.
To complete the treble it’s on to the first weekend of Bundesliga action after the winter break. Struggling Stuttgart have failed to score in their last four home league matches, losing three of them. They entertain fourth-placed Borussia Monchengladbach whose only away Bundesliga defeats this season came at Wolfsburg and Dortmund.
Gladbach’s pacy, counter-attacking style should serve them well against Huub Stevens’ side and they’re 4-5 in the draw no bet market at BetVictor.
Scott Allott’s Euro treble
PSV -1 (5.30pm)
Gladbach draw no bet (2.30pm)