Big Game Focus: Olympique Lyon v Marseille


Lyon are looking to lock down that number three spot in Ligue 1 when they visit Marseille in a must-win match. The hosts have not been in good form but will want to finish the season strong with just three matches left to play. Here’s the Big game Focus with some betting tips. Bet on the game here.

Hosts Marseille will be looking to take advantage of a Lyon team going through a rough patch. However, they haven’t been great themselves either. They sit level on points with 5th placed Montpellier but Marseille’s inferior goal difference sees them in 6th. The drew 1-1 with Strasbourg last week, leaving them with just two wins in the last seven Ligue 1 games.

Lyon threw away their final chance of finishing second when they drew 2-2 with second-placed Lille. The stalemate wasn’t good enough to close the gap of six points which looks insurmountable now. However, third is there for the taking but they have to be wary of fourth-placed  Saint-Étienne who are snapping at their heels. They must get maximum points in the remaining three games.

Betting preview

Lyon have won four of their last five clashes with Marseille and enter this game in better form with two wins in their last three games. Therefore, you can back an Away Win at odds of 2.20.

Five of Marseille’s last seven games and eleven of Lyon’s last twelve have seen both teams score three or more goals. Moreover, that market has won in four of the last five clashes between these teams. Therefore you van back Over 2.5 Goals at odds of 1.55.

Five of the last meetings between these two rivals has seen three or more goals scored. Marseille’s last four matches has seen both teams find the back of the net. Furthermore, Lyon’s last five matches in the league has seen both teams score. Therefore, you can back Both teams to Score at odds of 1.45.

Team news

Florian Thauvin and Bouna Sarr remain doubts for Marseille and both will be late decisions.

Lyon have no injury concerns.

Possible line-ups

Marseille: Mandanda, Sakai, Kamara, Caleta-Car, Amavi, Sanson, Gustavo, Germain, Payet, Ocampos, Balotelli

Lyon: Lopes, Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy, Ndombele, Aouar, Traore, Fekir, Terrier, Depay