Lyon vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 22nd January, 2017
Kick off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais.
Two giants will clash on Sunday evening to wrap up the 21st week of the Ligue 1 season as Lyon and Marseille go head to head. Lyon was shocked away from home by Caen last weekend as they went down 3-2. But it was still interesting to see the team fight and Alexandre Lacazette got both Lyon goals. His mind-set will still be confident despite his team’s loss.
Before that game Lyon were on fire winning their last 3 matches and they also knocked Montpellier out of the Coupe de France in style with a 5-0 win. Lyon are in 4th place and will not give up the fight to claim a Champions League place.
Lyon has won 3 of their last five home games and has in general despite some hiccups been solid at home. There is no doubt that the club especially playing in front of their home fans are experiencing their strongest part of the season right now.
Marseille were humiliated at home to Monaco 4-1 last weekend, and so whilst there is talk of new ownership and as much as £400 million being invested in the club, the reality is that Marseille need to start from the ground up again to realise any of these dreams.
However the club had been in brilliant form before this loss with 4 wins in a row and they had climbed up to 5th position. The club has lost 50% of its games away from home but is currently on an unbeaten streak of 3 games.
Lyon vs Marseille: Head to Head Stats
The last four fixtures have all finished in draws. In fact 7 of the last 10 matches have been draws. The most common correct score in these games has been 0-0 repeating 3 times. It’s been almost 10 years since Marseille recorded a victory here which was 2-1. There is a 60% chance of seeing fewer than 3 goals.
Lyon vs Marseille: Prediction
Marseille either raise their game against the bigger teams like getting a 0-0 away to PSG or just fall apart like the Monaco match. But Marseille does have a history or giving everything to the cause and will want to make a point at Lyon. We have the following two bet suggestions because picking a winner will not be easy on all the information we have.
Lyon vs Marseille: Betting Tips
Both teams to score at 7/10 (1.70)
Anytime goal scorer Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) at 10/11 (1.