Marseille v Lyon


Marseille v Lyon

On Sunday night, Marseille host Lyon at the Orange Velodrome, as the home side looks to maintain their position in Ligue One’s top-four.

Despite Marseille’s relatively lofty position of fourth place in the Ligue One table, OM have been highly inconsistent this season. In fact, a 2-1 win over Lille last time out was only their second victory in their last seven outings in the French top-flight.

Marseille have at least been relatively strong on home soil of late, as Andre Villas-Boas’ team are currently unbeaten in five league matches in Ligue One. Their recent home games in the French top-flight have been low-scoring, with six of their last seven matches producing under 2.5 goals.

OM have failed to beat OL in 11 matches over 90 minutes, losing five of the last six meetings with Marseille in all competitions.

Lyon have experienced a strange season so far in the French top-flight. They started the season in good fashion before their form slipped. However, despite two straight wins in Ligue One over Metz and last time out Toulouse, Lyon are still tenth place in the table after collecting just 16 points from 12 games.

Their recent outings in the French top-flight have been relatively low-scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five league outings.

OL’s recent away record in Ligue One has been poor. However, Rudi Garcia’s side ended a four-game winless run in the league on their travels last time out with the aforementioned win over Toulouse.


Marseille will be without Hiroki Sakai, Duje Caleta-Car and Jordan Amavi due to suspension, while Florian Thauvin is expected to miss out due to injury. Lyon have no reported injuries.

Match Prediction

There is not a huge gulf between these two teams. It’s a difficult one to call, but I think it will be a hard-fought, low-scoring draw.

16/5 Odds


Odds correct at time of publication – please check with your bookmaker before placing a bet as fluctuations can occur.