Lyon vs Marseille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 4th October 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium.
The big game on Sunday evening will see two heavyweights of French football lock horns when Lyon take on Marseille.
Lyon, much like last season, have not started well in their campaign. They come into this game in 11th place and apart from winning on the opening weekend of the season have no other victories, indeed they have no wins in their last 4 games.
They have drawn two games in a row coming into this game, last weekend they played newly promoted Lorient but could only find a 1-1 result. In short Lyon are finding that killer instinct to finish off games hard to find and are lacking consistency.
Marseille are in 9th place with 8 points and just two points ahead of Lyon they have also drawn their last two games before this one and last weekend would have been seen as a disappointment and two points dropped after they could only draw 1-1 with Metz.
Marseille have had the luck to have their last 3 games at home in a row and so travelling will feel new to the club again. Despite their problems Lyon would pass Marseille with a win at the weekend.
Lyon vs Marseille: Head to Head
The last time the clubs played at Lyon in the league Lyon won 4-2.
The last match between the clubs at Lyon was actually in the Coupe de France earlier this year which Lyon won 1-0.
Marseille have not won a game away to Lyon since 2007.
Lyon vs Marseille: Prediction
Both clubs have already made so many errors and this is unfortunate as they haven’t been able to take advantage of PSG’s slow start. That opportunity has disappeared now as PSG are back on form and have in fact passed both teams in the league.
Lyon and Marseille have won countless league titles before, but neither will this season, they are still the pretenders and in effect this game is being played for bragging rights. We will back Lyon since Marseille’s record here is poor but we expect a very close game, Lyon will certainly up their game for this match though and we might even see the real potential of the team.
Lyon vs Marseille: Bet Tips:
Lyon to beat Marseille at 1.70 (7/10)
Correct Score: 1-0 or 2-0 to Lyon at 7.00 (6/1) and 8.00 (7/1)
Red card to be shown in the game at 5.00 (4/1).