Marseille vs Lorient
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 26th August 2016,
Kick Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Stade Velodrome, Marseille
Marseille have started their Ligue 1 campaign very poorly where from the first two games they are still without a win. But their fortunes might just be changing after it was announced that they will be bought by new owners. That’s the first part; the second is that revered and respected coach Marcelo Bielsa who sensationally quit the club after one game last season has agreed to come back, once the new owners are confirmed.
This is news that should filter down to the team and hopefully will give them a positive attitude going into their match at home to Lorient. The away side are in deep trouble not just because they have lost their first two matches but because they have lost the plot so to speak. They have conceded 6 goals in two games and in their loss last weekend to Bastia they had two players sent off.
Marseille vs Lorient: Head to Head
Three games from the last four have ended in draws and all have been 1-1. From the last five games played at the Velodrome in this fixture Marseille have won just two of them and Lorient have tended to score goals in this match. We did have a classic 5-3 win from Lorient two years ago but in general this fixture doesn’t produce many goals.
Marseille vs Lorient: Prediction
Marseille should win this game; they are the team who have the better focus going into this match. Lorient will have a hard season ahead of them and they look disorganized. This is the game where the Marseille players will show their fight for the club to the new owners and the one they owe to their fans.
Marseille vs Lorient: Betting Tips
- Marseille to win at 4/5
- Marseille to score 2 or more goals at 4/5