Marseille welcome Olympique Lyonnais for the 36th Ligue 1 fixture of the season at Stade Vélodrome, on Monday (IST).
LYN vs MAR Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
With St-Etienne losing 0-1 to Montpellier on Friday night, Lyon have a golden opportunity to nail down the coveted 3rd place. Unlike the other top-4 European Leagues, only 3 teams are guaranteed to qualify for the Champions League. So a lot is riding in the next three games for Lyon, and the quest starts here from this match.
Marseille are certain to finish outside the top-four. A lot was expected from them after their dream run to the final of the UEFA Europa League last season, but the Les Olympiens failed to build on that achievement.
The 1993 UEFA Champions League winner are sitting 6th on the table, 8 points behind their opponents in this game. But they can still qualify for the Europa League as Montpellier are only three points above them on the table.
The Ligue 1 match will be played between Marseille and Lyon at Stade Vélodrome, Marseille, France. The ground has a capacity of 67,394.
The game will start at 12:30 AM (IST), on Monday, May 13.
No channel has the rights to broadcast the 2018-19 season of Ligue 1 in India.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Marseille – D L W W L D
Lyon – L L L W W D
Injured – None.
Suspended – None.
Doubtful – Florian Thauvin and Bouna Sarr will be assessed before the match.
Note: With Sarr struggling with fitness, Hiroki Sakai may be asked to play on the right flank.
Probable XI: Mandanda (GK), Amavi, Kamara, Caleta-Car, Sakai, Lopez, Gustavo, Ocampos, Payet, Germain, Balotelli
Injured – Amine Gouiri, Marcal and Rafael will be missing the game for the visitors.
Suspended – None.
Doubtful – Tom Cleverley remains a doubt.
Note: Lyon manager Bruno Génésio went with a 3-man backline in the last game, but the move didn’t materialize as Lille held them to a 2-2 draw at home. Expect Lyon to go with 4-4-2 or a more familiar formation with four men at the back.
Probable XI: Lopes (GK), Dubois, Marcelo, Denayer, Mendy, Aouar, Tousart, NDombele, Fekir, Depay, Terrier
Potential Game Changers: Top fantasy picks and the points earned in the last three games
Memphis Depay – 8.5, 3, 3.5
Nabil Fekir – 5, 1, 4.5
T NDombele – 4.5, 5, 4.5
Martin Terrier – 12, 12.5, 10
Leo Dubois – 14, 2.5, 14.5
Stats and facts:
Marseille are winless in the last 10 matches against Lyon in all competitions.
Lyon are scoring for fun of late, after netting at least two goals in the last three games.
While Marseille have conceded at least two goals in their last 3 games against Lyon.
Breakdown on both team’s stats
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
A vital cog in Lyon’s team. Kind of resurrected after his tough spell with Manchester United in England.
Lucas Ocampos –
The 24-year Argentine is a hot-shot in this Marseille team. So versatile he is that he can operate anywhere in midfield.
Defenders: Sakai, Amavi, Denayer, Mendy
Midfielders: Fekir, Terrier, NDombele, Ocampos (VC), D Payet
Forwards: Depay (C)
LYN vs MAR Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
LYN vs MAR Dream11 potential winner:
Lyon should at least get a draw here.