Olympique Lyonnais take on Olympique Marseille in a televised Ligue 1 match this Sunday evening. Read the match predictions to find out why a home win is the betting tip at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. Lyon will be looking to bounce back after a 3-2 defeat away to Stade Malherbe de Caen while Marseille were thrashed 1-4 at home to Monaco last weekend.
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Lyon will be without Nicolas N’Koulou and Rachid Ghezzal with both players at the African Cup of Nations. Emanuel Mammana is back in training but will not feature here while Mouctar Diakhaby is likely to miss out after being injured in the loss at Caen. Maxime Gonalons will come in for him in midfield and Alexandre Lacazette will give the hosts a physical presence in attack.
Marseille could make some changes after the heavy defeat to Monaco. New signing Morgan Sanson may get some action off the bench and Doria is likely to come in for Karim Rekik at left-back. Abou Diaby, Henri Bedimo and Tomas Hubocan are injured and Clinton N’Jie is on international duty. £20 pays £35 on the Lyon win at Betway
Team Predictions Lyon vs Marseille
Lyon 4-4-2 formation: Lopes; Rybus, Morel, Yanga-Mbiwa, Rafael; Valbuena, Gonalons, Tousart, Cornet; Fekir, Lacazette
Marseille 4-3-3 formation: Pele; Doria, Rolando, Fanni, Sakai; Anguissa, Vainqueur, Lopez; Cabella, Gomis, Thauvin
Lyon vs Marseille Betting Tips
- Lyon have won 6 drawn 2 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Marseille have won 5 drawn 3 and lost 2 of their last 10 matches
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Lyon have scored an average of 2.3 goals and conceded an average of 0.8 goals per game
- Over the course of their previous 10 matches, Marseille have scored an average of 1.3 goals and conceded an average of 1.2 goals per game
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 6 of Lyon’s previous 10 matches
- There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Marseille’s previous 10 matches Back Over 2.5 Goals at 888Sport
Lyon vs Marseille Prediction
Lyon were in great form prior to the shock defeat away to Caen and will be looking to bounce back to winning ways here. They had recently beaten Ligue 1 leaders Monaco 1-3 away before smashing a combined 7 goals without reply in back to back home wins over Angers and Montpellier.
Marseille left it late to take 3 points against a poor Bastia side and needed Extra-Time to overcome Toulouse in the Coup de France. Those sub-standard displays were before the 1-4 drubbing at Monaco where they played reasonably well but were undone by a mix of their own defensive errors and clinical finishing from their opponents.
There are question marks over the form of Marseille going into this match. Yes Lyon were beaten by Caen but they have scored at least twice in each of their previous three Ligue 1 matches. They have also been winning at both half time and full time in five of their last seven home matches and their solid form at Parc Olympique Lyonnais gets them the vote.
Free Betting Tips
LYON at 3/4 with Betway
OVER 2.5 goals at 3/4 with 888Sport
Correct Score Prediction
LYON 2-1 at 15/2 with BetVictor