Marseille host Lyon in the latest edition of the Choc des Olympiques on matchday 35 of Ligue 1 2021-22 at Stade Velodrome on Monday, May 2. The match will kick off at 12:15 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Marseille’s only absentees for the 104th derby clash in the league are Leonardo Balerdi and Konrad de la Fuente, who are recovering from season-ending injuries.
Lyon, on the other hand, saw centre-back Damien Da Silva pick up a muscular problem in the 5-2 win over Montpellier, and he joins Jason Denayer, Lenny Pintor, Rayan Cherki and Sinaly Diomande on the treatment table.
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Marseille vs Lyon recent form
Jorge Sampaoli’s men are coming on the back of a 2-3 loss against Feyenoord in the first leg of their Europa Conference League semi-final. As far as the league is concerned, Marseille have lost just one of their last seven matches in Ligue 1 and will eye a win to strengthen their hopes for a second-place finish.
Lyon, coached by Peter Bosz, have three wins in their last 10 matches across all competitions, but come into the derby fixture following a morale-boosting 5-2 victory over Montpellier.
Marseille: L, W, W, L, W
Lyon: W, L, W, L, D
Marseille vs Lyon head-to-head
Lyon have the overall edge in the Choc des Olympiques head-to-head against Marseille across all competitions, claiming 41 wins in 119 matches.
As far as Ligue 1 is concerned, Les Gones have defeated Marseille in 35 of the 103 meetings between the teams. Marseille have 28 wins while 40 matches have ended without a winner.
Marseille have lost just two of their last five meetings against Lyon at the Stade Velodrome. Their recent game at home was a 1-1 draw in the 2020-21 season.
In the last five head-to-head, Lyon have won two matches including a 2-1 home win against Marseille.
Marseille vs Lyon prediction and betting tips for Ligue 1 2021-22
Marseille are the outright favourites to win this fixture. Les Phocéens’ position on the Ligue 1 points table is one of the primary reasons why the odds of victory are in their favour.
But, Lyon will be no simple pushovers, considering Moussa Dembele has 16 Ligue 1 goals with four coming in his last three matches.
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