Welcome to our Lyon v Marseille (Olympique Lyonnais vs Olympique Marseille) preview. On Sunday, Lyon are visited by Marseille in a French Ligue 1 showdown. Lyon currently sit in tenth place, whereas Marseille are in fifth. The teams are only separated by 5 points, so this should be a close affair.

Recent Form

In their last six games in Ligue 1, Lyon have won three, drawn two and lost one. Marseille have won three, drawn one and lost two. It is interesting to note that two of Lyon’s wins were against an opposition with ten men.

Head to Head

In recent years, Lyon have held the upper hand with three wins (50%), two draws (33%) and one loss (17%). There have been a total of 17 goals, an average of 2.8 goals per game.

There has been a total of 19 yellow and two red cards dating back to 2011.

Since 2000 in the corresponding fixture or cup fixtures played at this venue, there have been 7 wins for Lyon, 7 draws and 3 victories for Marseille.

Goals Conceded

With 17 games played in Ligue 1, Lyon have conceded 23 whereas Marseille have conceded 16. However it is interesting to see that Lyon have scored one more goal than Marseille with 24.

Team News

It has been Lyon who have been more prolific in front of goal this season, with Lazaette and Gomis scoring 8 and 5 respectively. Marseille’s top two strikers have been Gignac and Payet with 6 and 4 respectively.

Conclusion

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