Lyon vs Marseille
KICK OFF: Sunday 23rd Sept 2018 | 21:00 CET
Ligue 1 wk6 | Groupama Stadium
Does Lyon have the resilience to notch up a win at home to Marseilles?
Neither Lyon nor Marseille are in the best shape at the moment, so the points will be there for the taking for the team that steps up. Lyon won both fixtures last season, and Marseille will want to settle the score.
Olympique Lyon has suffered shock defeats this season against newly promoted Reims and Nice. Both losses were just 1 – 0, which begs the question do they have the strength and firepower come from behind. They play Marseille after taking on Manchester City in the champions league and a loss there will further destroy team morale ahead of this Ligue 1 encounter.
Marseille have two wins, one draw, and one defeat this season and they have been impressive in front of goal. They have scored in each of their four games in the league. Five different Marseille players have found the net so far with Thauvin leading with three goals, German and Payet each has two. It’s worth noting that Marseille has been on the receiving end too having conceded in their last three games.
The home side are the weaker side at this moment. Plus, Lyon is less likely to catch Marseille if the visitors take the lead. Marseille, on the other hand, has no problem finding goals and will likely prevail even if they go behind.
Key Match Facts
- Lyon had not won any of their last eight games when they conceded first (L6, D2).
- Marseille’s last five games saw over 2.5 goals.