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Ligue 1 Betting: Lyon vs. MarseillePublished September 20, 2015 by Florin P
Stade Velodrome turns into a volcano, as Lyon brings offensive starting formation to conquer Marseille (8:00 p.m UK Time).
Lyon and Marseilles used to compete for the trophy in the French premier division, but over the last couple of years they were no match for PSG. A slow season start makes it even more difficult for them to challenge the leaders in 2015, but this doesn’t make today’s match any less exciting. Whenever these two teams meet at the Stade Velodrome, the games generate tremendous enthusiasm.
No Injuries or Suspensions for Marseille
For the first time this season Marseille is not struggling with injuries and manager Michel can use his best 11 players in the starting formation. Dja Djedje is the only doubtful player, but there are good reasons to expect him to be able to play in the backline. The defensive held on well under pressure recently, but Lyon is a much better team than the ones recently faced by Marseille.
The hosts have lost some key players during the season break and their offensive lineup doesn’t look that good, but midfielders stepped up. Against Lyon, Marseille needs to come out firing on all cylinders and cram the visitors in their own half, to prevent them from taking the initiative.
A War on Two Fronts
Lyon has three midfielders injured and Kone will miss from the defensive as well, but at least the offensive is intact and will be spearheaded by Lacazette. He is their top scorer and the main threat to Marseille, but in the last head to head games the Southerners managed to box him in each time.
The visitors are also playing in the Champions League and they are a part of a tough group, so they need to take their European adventure seriously. Their players are already under tremendous pressure and fatigue can be a problem in this southern derby, so odds of 6/5 offered by bet365 Sports on Marseille to prevail are tempting.