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Marseille play host to the visiting Lyon at Stade Vélodrome in the Ligue 1 tie on Sunday.
Our predictions, user poll and statistics for Marseille v Lyon can be found here - plus the latest betting odds.
Marseille go into this match following a 1-1 Ligue 1 stalemate vs Nantes.
In that game, Marseille had 67% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Marseille was Dimitri Payet (69'). For their opponents, FC Nantes had 6 shots at goal with 1 of them on target. Ludovic Blas (50') was the scorer for Nantes.
In their prior six games, Nasser Larguet's Marseille have celebrated scoring a combined total of 8 times, an average number of goals scored per match of 1.33.
Heading into this fixture, Marseille haven't lost in the league to Lyon in their previous 2 matches.
Lyon head into the encounter following on from a 2-3 Ligue 1 win against Brest in their last outing.
In that match, Lyon had 50% possession and 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Lyon, goals were scored by Lucas Paquetá (9'), Houssem Aouar (29') and Memphis Depay (44'). On the other side, Stade Brestois 29 had 19 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Brendan Chardonnet (53') and Irvin Cardona (74') scored for Brest.
In a total of 5 of the previous 6 games involving Lyon, at least three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per game within that time is 3.5, with the average number of goals for Lyon coming out as 2.5.
Going into this contest, Lyon haven't been defeated in their previous 11 league matches away from home. What a good run they have put together.
Head to head
Looking over their past head to head clashes stretching back to 18/03/2018 shows that Marseille have won 1 of these games and Lyon 4, with the tally of drawn games being 1.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides during those clashes, with 7 from Les Olympiens and 13 for Lyon. That is an average goals per game value of 3.33.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 6 on 04/10/2020 and the score finished Lyon 1-1 Marseille.
On that occasion, Lyon managed 67% possession and 24 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Houssem Aouar (28').
At the other end, Marseille had 3 shots at goal with 1 on target. Dimitri Payet (16') scored.
The match was refereed by Stephanie Frappart.
Team News: Marseille
Florian Thauvin (Knock) and Jordan Amavi (Thigh Problems) won’t be playing for Marseille gaffer Nasser Larguet. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Valentin Rongier, Darío Benedetto and Hiroki Sakai.
Team News: Lyon
With a completely injury-free squad available to select from, Lyon boss Rudi Garcia does not have any fitness concerns to speak of coming into this game.
Here, we’re thinking that Marseille could find themselves up against it to be putting a goal past this Lyon outfit who should score & stay on top.
That’s why our selection here is for a very even match with a 0-1 advantage for Lyon at the end of the match.
Looking forward to this.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Jacques-Henri Eyraud
Manager: Nasser Larguet
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 7, Coupe De France (9th Round)
⭐ Key Man: Florian Thauvin
Normally played in the Right Wing position, Florian Thauvin was born in Orléans, France. Having made a first senior appearance for Grenoble in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 7 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 24 appearances.