FC Lorient will be looking for a repeat result of the 1-3 Ligue 1 victory versus Reims.
In that match, FC Lorient had 54% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. For FC Lorient, the goalscorers were Pierre-Yves Hamel (61'), Yoane Wissa (65') and Terem Moffi (80'). At the other end, Stade de Reims got 6 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Moreto Cassamá (15') was the scorer for Reims.
Les Merlus have not been the best at stopping their opponents recently, but they have also managed to hit the back of the net themselves. Over their last 6 matches, Les Merlus have been punished defensively in 6 of them while also scoring in 5 of those games.
A look at their previous results shows us that FC Lorient:
- have left without a victory over Marseille in their last 4 matches in the league.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league games.
Marseille head into the clash after a 3-1 Ligue 1 win in the defeat of Girondins de Bordeaux in their most recent game.
In that game, Marseille managed 56% possession and 6 shots on goal with 4 on target. For Marseille, the goals were scored by Florian Thauvin (5') and Jordan Amavi (54'). At the other end, Girondins de Bordeaux got 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Pablo Castro (64' Own goal) and Josh Maja (83') scored for Girondins de Bordeaux.
For 5 of the previous six games featuring Marseille, a comparatively low number of goals have been struck between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes out as just 2.17, with the number of goals averaged by Les Olympiens equalling 1.17. Despite that, we’ll just have to find out whether that trend might be maintained in this next game.
Leading up to this clash, Marseille:
- have not been beaten by FC Lorient in away games against them for the last 5 league games. A very good run of results for them.
- are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches away from home. They’ve been so good on the road.
Head to head
Checking on their past head to head meetings going back to 02/12/2014 shows us that FC Lorient have won 1 of these & Marseille 2, with the number of drawn results being 3.
A sum of 21 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 from Les Merlus and 12 being from Les Olympiens. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.5.
Team News: FC Lorient
FC Lorient boss Christophe Pélissier has zero fitness worries to speak of ahead of this game with a completely healthy squad to choose from.
Team News: Marseille
Owing to a completely healthy group available to choose from, Marseille manager André Villas-Boas has no fitness worries at all before this game. The players ineligible for this match because of suspension are Dimitri Payet and Hiroki Sakai.
We feel that over the course of the game, FC Lorient will have their work cut out to find the net against this Marseille lineup who we think should do enough to score at the other end and edge ahead.
We’re therefore expecting a highly competitive game with a 0-1 win for Marseille at the end of the match.
What are the best odds for this match?
Checking on the latest odds for this match on the full-time result market, a win for FC Lorient can be had for 3.2, a bet on a drawn result is 3.44 and staking on the winner to be Marseille will get you 2.35. They are the best of the returns being offered at present.