On the upcoming Sunday the central match of the 18th round of Ligue 1 Between Lyon and Marseille will be held. Bookmakers are on the future hosts side in this couple, Lyon have a terrific current season, but the same can be said about Marseille. The future opponents are direct competitors to get into the Champions League zone, a fight for top-three is harsh, nobody wants to lose points in this confrontation.
Lyon had a League Cup game this mid-week against Montpellier, but the Lions’ head coach in the game put out to play a close-to-second squad, so the result of the game didn’t surprise in general. As for Lyon’s tournament position, Les Gones are situated on the second position in Ligue 1, 35 points in the asset, the gap to PSG is 9 points, the same number of points Monaco and Marseille have. The battle for top-three is going between the three teams.
Marseille also had a mid-week away match in the League Cup and the opponents of the team were Rennes. Unlike his colleague from Lyon, Rudy Garcia put out to play basically the second squad, which anyway couldn’t deal with the strong hosts. Whereas it is important to say, that Marseille play very decently away. In nine away games in Ligue 1 Marseille won five times with defeat and three draws.
Lyon will put maximum effort for a domestic win over the opponents. The Lions have kept their strengths for the upcoming weekend, while Marseille played in Rennes with their first squad. A bet on the hosts looks preferable in the couple.
Prediction for the match: Lyon to win with 0.0 Asian handicap