Marseille’s performances have dropped off in recent weeks, and that has seen them drop to third in the Ligue 1 standings. However, they will be looking to get back on track on Sunday, and a victory over Lorient could see them end the round of fixtures in second place.
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Marseille has passed up some glaring opportunities in recent weeks to cut away at PSG’s advantage at the top of the Ligue 1 standings. The French side has drawn two of their previous three, with last weekend’s tie being a particularly damaging outcome. Those slip ups mean that they remain six points off the top of the standings in France, as they have failed to take advantage of a two-match losing sequence for PSG.
Marseille’s most recent dropped points came at home, as they could only play out a 1-1 draw against Montpellier. Despite dominating the possession in that fixture, they only managed two shots on target in the 90 minutes, with one of those coming from the penalty spot.
Lorient’s season is almost effectively already over, as they sit in the middle of the standings. They look unlikely to make a charge for a European spot, while they are clear of the drop zone, which means that there is no lingering danger that their Ligue 1 status is under threat.
Their performances in recent weeks certainly appear to be of a team with little to play for, as they have won just once in five matches. They come into this fixture without a win in two, while they were handed a ninth defeat of the season in their previous fixture.
Lorient vs Marseille Head to Head
Marseille boasts an excellent record in this fixture, as they have picked up seven straight league victories against Lorient. Meanwhile, they have scored at least three goals in each of the last four meetings between the sides. Earlier this season, Marseille recorded a 3-1 home win over Lorient.
Lorient vs Marseille Prediction
Despite their recent issues in front of goal, it looks hard to avoid the clear dominance that Marseille has enjoyed in this fixture. We expect them to maintain their unbeaten run in Ligue 1 this weekend with a 19th victory of the season to move back up to second.
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