Marseille managed to move into second place in the Ligue 1 standings last weekend by securing a second win in four. They will be bidding to keep hold of that position this weekend with a second straight win as they visit in-form Lyon.
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Marseille will be aiming to finish second once again in the Ligue 1 standings this season, and they hold a slender advantage in their bid to achieve that. They come into this fixture with a one-point advantage over Lens, while Monaco could yet displace Marseille in the race for Champions League qualification, as they sit just three points behind the away side this weekend.
Marseille ended a two-game drawing run in their previous match, as they edged to a 3-1 success at home against Troyes. Vitor Oliveira was the hero in that fixture, as he netted a brace, while Cengiz Under also found the net before the break. However, it would be a slight concern that Marseille haven’t won back-to-back games in the league since February.
Lyon comes into this fixture as one of the in-form sides in the French top flight. They have won each of their previous three matches, and they could move to within two points of the top five spots in the standings with a victory this weekend.
It has been an excellent period of victories for Lyon in recent weeks, and they will be looking to win four on the bounce for the first time since February 2021 this weekend. Lyon showed their character in their previous fixture, as they battled into the final ten minutes to secure a 2-1 success on the road against Toulouse.
Lyon vs Marseille Head to Head
Draws have been very common in previous meetings between Lyon and Marseille, with 40 ties being played out in Ligue 1. Lyon was beaten in the previous meeting between the sides this season, and they could lose both games against Marseille in the same season for the first time since 2007-08. But, the hosts have an excellent home record in this fixture, having failed to lose any of their previous 13.
Lyon vs Marseille Prediction
This will be a massive game in France on Sunday, and both sides will be chasing maximum points. Lyon’s recent form is a compelling angle, while Marseille was much better in their latest outing. However, the trend of draws when these sides meet is interesting, and it could be a likely outcome on Sunday.
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