Marseille vs Lyon Prediction & Match Preview

Marseille vs Lyon Prediction & Match Preview

Ligue 1 | Gameweek 10
Oct 29, 2023 at 7.45pm UK
Stade Velodrome

Expect fireworks as Olympique Marseille and Olympique Lyon go head-to-head at Stade Vélodrome in the highly anticipated Ligue 1 derby.

Marseille (OM) has faced a challenging run, losing three of their last four league matches. However, they are poised to harness the support of their home crowd and potentially upset the struggling French powerhouse. Unfortunately, defender Leonardo Balerdi will be absent due to suspension, but there are no fresh injury concerns in the OM squad ahead of Lyon’s visit.

On the flip side, Lyon, also known as “Les Gones,” currently finds themselves at the bottom of the Ligue 1 table with a mere three points to their name. Their quest for a victory in the new Ligue 1 campaign remains unfulfilled, and their defensive vulnerabilities suggest an opportunity to bet on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his teammates.

New Lyon manager, Fabio Grosso, renowned for his role in Italy’s 2006 World Cup final victory over France, is set to have a full complement of players to choose from.

Team News:

– Leonardo Balerdi will be serving a suspension for the upcoming game following his red card in Marseille’s 1-0 loss to Nice.

– Injuries sideline Pau Lopez, Joaquin Correa, and Francois Mughe, making them unavailable for this weekend’s match.

– Lyon will assess the condition of Mohamed El Arouch before the game, but he is not expected to start.

– Nicolas Tagliafico, who was omitted from the squad against Clermont for attending Argentina’s Rugby World Cup game, is likely to return to the side as the left-back.