Lyon vs MarseilleFrench Ligue 1, KO: 19:45 Feb 4, 2024, Groupama Stadium
A thrilling encounter is expected as Lyon host Marseille in a Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday. Both teams have not been at their best lately and with the defences constantly shipping in goals, a high scoring encounter could be on the cards.
Lyon are coming off a 3-2 home defeat to Rennes in their previous Ligue 1 fixture. They attempted a second half fight back after going into the break three goals down but could not find an equaliser following efforts from Henrique and Alexandre Lacazette.
Beyond that defeat, Lyon have actually been in good form lately, claiming five wins from their last seven matches across all competitions. Pierre Sage’s men are attempting to ease themselves away from the relegation zone and can climb as high as 14th if results go their way this weekend.
The one blemish for Lyon remains their record at Groupama Stadium, where they have picked up just two wins all season. However, the good news is that the two wins have come in their last three home matches.
Marseille were held to a 2-2 draw with Monaco last time out in Ligue 1. They failed to capitalise on two red cards to Monaco and were made to come from behind twice through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Leonardo Balerdi.
Results like that have been rampant in Marseille’s recent matches as they have been held in four of their last five matches. Sitting just outside the top six, Gennaro Gattuso’s men will need to start turning these draws into wins if they are to push for a European finish.
Marseille are unbeaten in their last three away matches, although two of these fixtures have ended in draws. They are also yet to keep a single clean sheet on any of their fixtures on the road this season.
How the bookies view it
The bookies appear to be expecting a closely fought encounter with a win for Lyon priced at 19/10 by bet365 while a Marseille victory is valued at 31/20 by Unibet. A draw is set at odds of 5/2 by Unibet.
Head to head
Lyon have a 26-15 advantage with 20 draws from 61 previous matches against Marseille. However, Marseille have won the last three meetings and claimed a 3-0 victory in the reverse fixture back in December.
Players to watch
In the midst of all of Lyon’s struggles, Alexandre Lacazette has stood out this season with nine Ligue 1 goals. The striker has also found the net seven times in the last seven matches across all competitions and is priced at 13/8 by bet365.
Marseille will look to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to provide the attacking spark having scored five times in the last seven Ligue 1 matches. The Gabon striker was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced 21/10 by bet365 to find the net once again.
Anything else catch the eye?
Lyon have seen over 3.5 goals in their last three matches and Sunday’s clash could be set for a similar outcome at 12/5 with bet365. Over 2.5 goals could also be considered at 9/10 with 888Sport while both teams could be backed to score at 7/10 with William Hill.
The hosts have opened the scoring in five of their last seven matches and could be backed to open the scoring at 6/5 with bet365.
This French Ligue 1 match between Lyon and Marseille will be played on Feb 4, 2024 and kick off at 19:45. Check below for our tipsters best Lyon vs Marseille prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.