Marseille vs Lyon Prediction, Betting Tips and Match Preview. Check the match preview, betting tips, useful info and football predictions for the match between Marseille vs Lyon in Ligue 1.
Marseille vs Lyon Match Preview
Marseille and Lyon had contrasting fortunes in the midweek in their Europa League campaigns as Marseille progressed to the next round while Lyon slipped at home crashing out of the competition. This Marseille vs Lyon Ligue 1 fixture will be played at the Orange Velodrome in Marseille on Sunday, March 18, so check out our Marseille vs Lyon prediction and betting tips.
The hosts had a successful midweek when they overcame Athletic Bilbao in the Europa League to secure a 5-2 aggregate victory and progress to the next round. They will hope to source confidence from that win in this Marseille vs Lyon fixture. Ahead of this game, Marseille are third in the league having played 29 games (59 pts, W17, D8, L4). They are comfortable in the race for Champions League qualification places, although they would like to track down Monaco, who are seven points ahead having played one game extra. Their recent form is also pristine with the hosts losing only to Paris Saint Germain in their last 11 league fixtures (W7, D3, L1). Their home record is even better with just one loss overall in their 14 games (W9, D4, L1). Will that be enough to propel them to another key win in the season?
That won’t be as easy as it seems because up against them is a Lyon side that is chasing a Champions League place of their own. Ahead of this Marseille vs Lyon fixture, the visitors find themselves fourth in Ligue 1 after 29 games (54 pts, W15, D9, L5) which is five points behind their hosts. Should they pick up a win in this encounter, the race to Champions League qualification could get very interesting. Lyon, though, have not been doing great in their recent games. Though they are unbeaten in four games (W1, D3) coming into this fixture, the visitors have just one win in their last seven matches (W1, D3, L3). That run has doused their hopes, but Lyon will now hope to get back to winning ways. Their away form isn’t any comfort either, with a four-match winless run (D2, L2) coming into this key contest.
Marseille vs Lyon H2H
Lyon have lost only once in their last seven encounters against Marseille, winning two and drawing four of the other matches.
Marseille vs Lyon Team News
Florin Thauvin and Gregory Sertic are the injury concerns for Marseille, although Thauvin should be fit to start the encounter.
Nabil Fekir is injured and definitely out of contention for Lyon, while Rafael is a doubt as well.
Marseille vs Lyon Probable Line-ups
Marseille: Mandanda (GK), Sarr, Rami, Rolando, Sakai, Anguissa, Gustavo, Thauvin, Thauvin, Sanson, Payet, Germain
Lyon: Lopes (GK), Tete, Marceloa, Morel, Marcal, N’Dombele, Tousart, Aouar, Traore, Mariano, Maolida
Marseille vs Lyon Prediction
It is a very crucial encounter for both the sides, which means we could be in a for a wonderful game. Lyon have the best attacking form away from home and their 34 goals make them the top-scoring side on the road, even better than PSG. There should be goals in this game from both sides. We are also backing the hosts to pick up at least one point from this game.