Marseille vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 28th February 2021
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
Easily this is the bigget game of the Ligue 1 weekend and a potentially tricky one for Lyon who need to keep winning.
Marseille could have a say in where the Ligue 1 title goes this season even if it is a small one as they can’t win the league anymore but are, of course, trying to finish in a European position. At present Marseille are in 7th place with 38 points and a Europa League finish is looking realistic.
The form of Marseille coming into this game is decent with just one loss in their last five but 3 of those games has ended in draws. Last weekend L’OM drew their 8th game of the season with lowly Nantes. At home the club have won just once in their last four games and overall have been underwhelming at Stade Velodrome.
Lyon slipped up a few weeks back by losing at home to Montpellier but they followed that up with a win at Brest and it means the club are still 2nd and ahead of PSG. Lyon are also 3 points behind league leaders Lyon.
Lyon have been in good form and have collected 12 points from their last 15 but at this level at the top just a few bad results can rule you out of the league title.
Away from home the club has the 2nd best record in Ligue 1 earning an incredible 28 points from a possible 36. That includes winning their last 3 in a row.
Marseille vs Lyon: Head to Head
- Last season Marseille won this game 2-1.
- Earlier in the season in the reverse fixture the match ended 1-1.
- 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two sides have seen both teams to score.
- Marseille have won just 1 league game over Lyon in the last 11 meetings.
Marseille vs Lyon: Prediction
You’ve got to wonder about Marseille’s motivation here. If they play really well and beat Lyon which they can do, they have the players, it would actually play into the hands of their fierce rivals PSG.
Marseille have been hot and cold all season and we don’t expect them to be at 100% for this game. Anyway Lyon will give them a tough match whatever the home teams attitude is on the night.
For that we will go for an away win and also we must remember that Marseille have been very poor against Lyon for almost a decade now.