Accrington – Marseille
Betting suggestion: Marseille 1st half -0,5 @1,85
Short preview: Getting involved with friendlies for the first time and the strangest thing is that I don’t know both sides equally. Actually, to be honest, I don’t know Accrington at all, but I do think that Marseille with Villas-Boas will progress. Even though he took his time off after some unsuccessful coaching periods, I think he is an amazing manager and his philosophy of football could bring a lot of good to the team. The same goes for discipline and wished “total control” of the squad. Some of these players were enjoying too much of freedom and under Villas-Boas or it will change completely, or it will explode already at the beginning. Without a doubt, there will be some changes in the squad of OM before the season will start and it’s already clear, that Balotelli won’t stay in the club which isn’t really a surprise. Thauvin is a wish of several clubs, and even if he didn’t play last match, he might be included in the first 11 today. Why do I think there is a value in these odds? Because from how Villas-Boas likes to go in these matches with the pretty strong squad in the first half, and change the majority of players after. Against Stoke U23 for example, they started with this lineup: Abdallah, Kamara, Sertic, Amavi – Lopez, Gustavo, Sanson – Payet (cap.) Germain, Khaoui. I expect something similar today, and I think they should be better than the third tier English team. Still, I suggest using really small stakes for friendlies, as teams at this moment are having really intensive training sessions and legs might be very tired.