Place: Grand Stade de Lyon. (Lyon).
Date: on the 23rd of September, 2018 (Sunday)
Match start: 20:00 (GMT+1)
Tournament: France – Ligue 1 – round 6.
The Olympique Lyonnais created a sensation in a recent match of the Champions League, having won away match over Manchester City (1:2). Now the team is facing the difficult match in the national championship against Marseille. Lyon is still far from the leading positions but all this is reparable thanks to 1-2 successful games shown by the team. Bruno Génésio knows perfectly the possibilities of the team and is able to build play of the team under the rival and we have no doubts in the good future of Lyon.
It is impossible to pass by the great squad of Lyon as the club has such skilled football players as Fekir, Anthony Lopes, Marcelo, Depay and B. Traoré. Great progress is being demonstrated by Tusar, Aouar, Cheikh and Ndombele. We don’t forget also about coming to the club such forward as Moussa Dembele from Celtic who in Scotland was the most resultative forward of the championship.
One of the most progressing French teams of the last two seasons has begun the current championship rather good, 10 points in 5 rounds and the second place in the standings. Marseille has already become stronger, the team is becoming more organized and Rudi Garcia is that coach who is able to win. Marseille has managed to debut in the Europa League this season and has lost to Eintracht (1:2) on home arena that became a real surprise for all.
Marseille’s squad is more skilled than Lyon;s as having gathered the team the management and coaching staff hoped for momentary result. So, the team has such football players as Mandanda, Abdennour, Rami, Amavi, Luis Gustavo, Payet, Strootman, Thauvin and Mitroglou. These football players have behind their shoulders huge experience of games at the highest club level. Also the competent work of Marseille on the transfer market during the summer period has pleased the fans – Ćaleta-Car, Strootman and Radonjić.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Lyon vs. Marseille
The favorite of the match is Lyon which victory is quoted by bookmakers for 2.14. The draw result of the match is estimated for 3.82, and Marseille’s victory – for 3.46. The leading bookmakers consider Lyon to be the favorite of the game where an important role is played by a factor of the field. Total betting with classical value has the following quotations from the bookmakers: total over 2.5 for 1.57, total under 2.5 for 2.38. Here bookmakers predict a match with high effectiveness.
Recently, Marseille has seriously grown up in respect of the results but it is still early to fight for the champion’s title. And here Lyon really looks strong and competitive and is capable to show qualitative football. We don’t doubt that this match will be competitive and will present to fans a lot of positive emotions. As a result, we wait for Lyon’s victory and we use handicap (0).