Marseille vs Lyon 09/20/2015 Ligue 1 Preview, Odds and Predictions
Lyon vs Marseille
Saturday 20th September 2015 15:00(ET)
The Line: Marseille 11/10 Draw 12/5 Lyon 13/5 See the Latest Odds
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Game of the week in Ligue one will see Lyon travel to the Velodrome to take on Marseille. Both teams have struggled a little early and are already behind in the Ligue 1 race with PSG who have started the season very well. Marseille have started to come good in recent weeks though winning two of their last three and winning in Europe. Marseille are going to be looking to young striker Batshuayi who has had a good start to the season but who needs to score more goals if Marseille are to bounce back up the table and compete for a Champions League place and maybe a Ligue 1 title. Marseille have a young squad and are probably more in a rebuilding process this year but the atmosphere at the Velodrome today will be great as they face one of their big rivals Lyon, this should be a really entertaining game.
Lyon come into this game having lost just once this season, Henri Fournier's team have struggled a little to finish teams off though and have had a two many draws with the team struggling to find the net in this early part of the season. Fekir, Beauvue and Lacazette will be the main threats going forward for Lyon but defensively the side are very strong , the addition of Rafael from manchester United in the off season appears to have been a good one and the Brazilian has been excellent since his arrival.
This is one of the historic great rivalries in France as both teams have been very successful over history. I like the draw here , I think both teams will be up for the game but I have a feeling that the defences could win this battle. These two teams have a history of playing out tight games and three of the last six games have finished a draw given the prices here I think the draw is definitely a value bet.