Marseille vs. Lyon

Marseille vs. Lyon Preview – Prediction, Team news, Lineups

Marseille and Lyon are finally set to clash at the Orange Velodrome in Ligue 1 after a rescheduled Choc des Olympiques following a prior postponement due to an unfortunate attack on Lyon’s team bus.

Match Preview:

The earlier scheduled fixture between Marseille and Lyon was marred by an attack on the Lyon team bus, leaving then-Lyon head coach Fabio Grosso injured and prompting a postponement.

Since the incident, Marseille has been relatively stable in the French top-flight and Europa League.

Marseille has recorded three wins, two draws, and one defeat since November, securing consecutive victories at home against Ajax (4-3) and Rennes (2-0).

While still placed 12th in Ligue 1, Marseille’s form has been more favorable compared to Lyon’s struggles.

Lyon, amidst their challenges on and off the field, parted ways with Grosso after a string of underwhelming performances.

Currently languishing at the bottom of the league table, Lyon faces managerial uncertainties with several names mentioned as potential successors to Grosso.

Although Irish center-back Jake O’Brien has been influential, Lyon’s offensive issues have persisted, leaving them anchored at the foot of the standings.

Their previous encounters with Marseille have also ended unfavorably, with Marseille prevailing in their last meetings.

Marseille Ligue 1 form: W L D L D W

Marseille form (all comps): D W L D W W

Lyon Ligue 1 form: D L D W L L

Team News:

Marseille’s Iliman Ndiaye will miss the derby due to a red card suspension. Joaquin Correa’s ankle injury might see Vitinha support Aubameyang in attack. Valentin Rongier remains sidelined post-knee surgery.

For Lyon, injuries to players like Johann Lepenant and Corentin Tolisso persist. Goalkeeper Remy Riou also remains a fitness concern.

Alexandre Lacazette aims to break his goalless streak, possibly supported by youngster Diego Moreira.

Possible Starting Lineups:

Marseille: ( 4-2-3-1)

Lopez;

Clauss, Mbemba, Balerdi, Lodi;

Kondogbia, Ounahi;

Sarr, Harit, Aubameyang;

Vitinha

Lyon: (4-2-3-1)

Lopes;

Kumbedi, O’Brien, Lovren, Tagliafico;

Caqueret, Alvero;

Nuamah, Cherki, Moreira;

Lacazette

Prediction:

Marseille, given their recent goal-scoring form and Lyon’s struggles, seem poised to continue their dominance at Orange Velodrome.

With Lyon’s offensive woes and Marseille’s recent success, a victory for the hosts is a likely outcome.

  • Our prediction: Marseille 2-0 Lyon

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