Game Preview: Olympique de Marseille vs. Monaco AS - Ligue 1 - September 1st, 2013

Olympique de Marseills vs. Monaco AS - French Ligue 1 Matchup - Team LogosOne of the weekend's biggest games is a battle between Olympique de Marseille and Monaco AS in the fourth round of French Ligue 1. The match is taking place this Sunday, September 1st at Stade Velodrome in Marseille.

After three matches played in Ligue 1 this season, Marseille are in first place with nine points, and Monaco are in third place with seven points.

After earning promotion to the first division last season, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev's Monaco went to town beefing up their squad in the summer transfer market. So far they have spent in the area of £140 million on players such as Radamel Falcao, Joao Moutinho and Geoffrey Kondogbia.

The match against Marseille, who finished second in Ligue 1 last season, is the first big test for newly assembled Monaco.

Let's see what the odds look for Sunday:

Marseille: 7/5
Draw: 21/10
Monaco: 21/10

Olimpique de Marseille are the favourites to win at home. A $100 bet on Marseille could return $140 in profit, while the same bet on Monaco could return $210 in profit.

Radamel Falcao is the favourite to score for Monaco at 5/4 (bet $100 to profit $125), and Andre Pierre Gignac is the favourite to score for Marseille at 7/5 (bet $100 to profit $140).

Lets see how things play out on Sunday.

This should be a great game!