ANG vs MAR Dream11: It’s a top-of-the-table clash in Ligue 1 as 2nd placed Marseille pay a visit to 3rd placed Angers for a league match both the teams looking to win. Pressure will be more on the home side following a chastening 3-1 loss in the last game.
With the teams sitting below Angers, their closest rivals for the prestigious 3rd place, that offers the Champions League football, all winning games last weekend, Angers know the margin for error is too small. There’s a genuine chance that they could end up outside top-six by the end of this round if they fail to beat Marseille in this game.
Marseille, on the other hand, looks like on the right track as they sit 2nd on the points table heading into this game. They are five points behind leaders and the reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain, having played a game more than Thomas Tuchel’s team, but Les Olympiens are in a very good position nonetheless than the past few seasons.
Marseille will go into this game was the most in-form team in the league. They are the only team to collect the maximum points from the last four league games.
Marseille on the road this season: (5th best)
Goals for: 09
Goals against: 11
That said, Angers will draw confidence from Marseille’s apparent problems at the back. Even in the last four league games, they managed only one shut out, with three wins ending with a 2-1 scoreline.
In terms of Angers’ home form and Marseille’s away performance this season. it’s the host who have done a far better job in that regard. Angers boast the 2nd best home record in the league, having won 6 times in 8 home games, suffering only one defeat. Marseille, meanwhile, have 3 wins from the seven away trips this season
Angers at home this season: (2nd best)
Goals for: 15
Goals against: 04
Match Venue: Stade Jean-Bouin
Match Timing: Tuesday, December 03, @11:30 PM
Angers: Lost 3-1 at OGC Nice last week, ending a 3-game unbeaten run.
Marseille: On a four game-winning run. Beat Brest 2-1 last week.
Angers to win: 2.90 (19/10), Probability to happen: 34.48%
Marseille to win: 2.50 (3/2), Probability to happen: 40.00%
Draw: 3.25 (47/20), Probability to happen: 29.85%
Angers: Rachid Alioui, Baptiste Santamaria, Thomas Mangani
Marseille: Dimitri Payet, Nemanja Radonic, Morgan Sanson, Dario Benedetto
Rachid Alioui: 4 goals
Thomas Mangani: 2 goals
Dario Benedetto: 6 goals
Dimitri Payet: 4 goals
Valere Germain: 2 goals
Angers team news: Wilfried Kanga, Ismael Traore, Casimir Ninga and Rayan Ait Nouri are all out injured for the host. In addition, Rayan Ait Nouri and Stephane Bahoken are both doubtful and will be monitored before the game.
Marseille team news: Midfielder Florian Thaivin remains on the sideline due to an injury, while forward Isaac Lihadji is out of favour at the moment and won’t be involved.
Angers: Ludovic Butelle (GK), Abdoulaye Bamba, Ismael Traore, Romain Thomas, Rayan Ait Nouri, Baptiste Santamaria, Angelo Fulgini, Antonin Bobichon, Thomas Mangani, Mathias Lage, Rachid Alioui
Marseille: Steve Mandanda (GK), Hiroki Sakai, Alvaro Gonzalez, Duje Caleta-Car, Jordan Amavi, Valentin Rongier, Boubacar Kamara, Morgan Sanson, Bouna Sarr, Dario Benedetto, Dimitri Payet
Defenders: Ismael-Traore, H Sakai, B Sarr
Midfielders: T Mangani, B Santamaria, D Payet (C), M Sansone, Strootman
Attackers: D Benedetto, R Alioui (VC)
Marseille have scored at least two goals in the last four games, while Angers are very strong in front of their own fans. Looks like a draw is on the card here.