Marseille vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 18th September 2016
Kick Off: 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
The big game of the weekend in Ligue 1 is saved for the last one as Marseille take on Lyon. However these two powerhouses of the 2000’s have got off to lacklustre starts this season. Marseille have won just 1 game and are in 14th place already six points behind leaders Monaco. They have only beaten Lorient this season which tells us nothing of the quality of this side who play with little confidence.
Lyon looked strong until they met Dijon and lost 4-2 and then followed that up with a 3-1 loss at home to Bordeaux. However Lyon is still the stronger side from these two but has suffered some injuries which have really disrupted the flow of the team. Away from home Lyon can’t be trusted yet with just a win over Nancy who is as bad as Lorient.
Marseille vs Lyon: Head-to-Head Stats
The last three fixtures have been super tight between the two clubs and have all finished in draws. Lyon has not won at Stade Velodrome since 2009 and the clubs have met each other at this stadium on 7 different occasions since then. Six from the last 10 matches have been draws.
Marseille vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon again has injuries most significantly to Alexandre Lacazette who just is fit not right now. They beat Dinamo Zagreb 3-0 in the Champions League where they played a strange formation of 3-5-1-1. This worked for them and Lyon is thinking outside of the box now.
Marseille then with no European football have had 3 extra days rest than Lyon, however Lyon come into this game in better spirits. We should see a very entertaining game with many goals because as Marseille Coach Franck Passi admitted his team lack stamina.
Marseille vs Lyon: Betting Tips
Over 3.5 goals at 23/10 (3.30)
A sending off (Red Card) in the match at 11/4 (3.75).
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