An In-Depth Look at the Match
Here are our top Marseille v Lyon betting tips. Marseille go into this Sunday 8.00pm start winless in their last two and they are in real danger of missing out on the chance to finish in the top-five. They entered the week seven points behind St Etienne in fourth, but only have themselves to blame for that.
Marseille are currently level on points with Montpellier in fifth at the time of writing, but the recent form of both sides tells us Marseille will likely lose that battle. A lack of consistency is the worry and they have won two, lost two and drawn one of their last five.
April finished on a low when Marseille lost at home to Nantes, beaten by the odd goal in three when widely expected to claim the points. They started the month of May with a disappointing draw away to Strasbourg and, on paper, that’s another team they really should be beating. Germain gave them a lead that day, but it was cancelled out by Lala who struck an equaliser with 65 minutes on the board. Another draw can’t be written off too easily, priced 14/5 (Bet365), while the home win is a 21/10 play with Ladbrokes.
Battle on Their Hands
Lyon have faired much better than their opponents so far this year, but they have a battle on their hands to finish in the top-three, with Saint Etienne breathing down their neck. They sit six points behind second placed Lille but have St Etienne just one behind going into the weekend and that’s far too close for comfort. If they miss out on Champions League football by dropping out of the top-three so late in the season there will be a heavy price to pay, that’s for sure.
The away dressing room take confidence from the fact they are unbeaten in their last three league starts, following back-to-back wins with a draw last time. They beat Angers and Bordeaux to climb the table but were held to a 2-2 at home to Lille last time and that result ensured they won’t be finishing any higher than their current position. We expect a quick-fire return to winning ways and have Lyon backed at 5/4, top price with Unibet. Both teams to score will give you an alternative in your weekend accumulators and can be added at 8/15 with William Hill. That’s the best price you’ll find, with most firms stuck at 4/9.