Olympique de Marseille 0-0-1, Manchester City 1-0-0
10/27/20 4 pm
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Olympique de Marseille is hosting Manchester City at Orange Velodrome in round 2 in the UEFA Champions League.
Marseille is a solid team, and they can play good soccer, but unfortunately for them, Marseille has lost their first Champions League game. Marseille was playing against Olympiacos in that game, and they have had 50% of ball possession, 2 shots on goal, 3 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 81% of the correct passes. As expected, this was a tough game, and both teams were defending well, but Olympiacos had more luck, and Marseille has lost this match 1-0 by a goal in the 31st minute. In the French Ligue 1, Marseille is in 4th place at the moment with 15 points, 11 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals. Marseille has lost only 1 game in Ligue 1 so far, but they also have 3 draws alongside 4 wins. There aren’t any goalscorers for Marseille in the Champions League just yet. Mitroglu, Sakai, and Gonzalez are all injured, and they will not be playing in this game. I like Marseille, and they are doing well in Ligue 1, but I don’t think they have the depth to get to the top spot in Ligue 1, but they will be competing for 2nd place in the Champions League.
Manchester City hasn’t lost any of their last 5 games, but they have won only 1 of their last 3 EPL games. Manchester City is in 13th place in the EPL standings with 8 points, 8 scored goals, and 8 conceded goals. In their Champions League game last week against Porto at home, Manchester City has had 68% of ball possession, 6 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 87% of the correct passes. Manchester was losing 0-1 in the 14th minute, but they were able to turn the game around, and the final score was 3-1 in favor of Manchester City. Aguero, Gundogan, and Torres have each scored 1 goal for City in the Champions League, while Foden added 1 assist. Jesus and Sandler are both injured, and they will miss this game. In their last EPL game against West Ham on the road, City was the dominant team, and they have created a lot of good chances, but unfortunately for them, they were able to score only 1 goal for a 1-1 draw. City isn’t scoring a lot of chances, and a part of the issue is that Aguero has just gotten back from the injury and he is still not in good goalscoring form, while De Bruyne has also been injured, but both of them are expected in the starting lineup for this game.
Marseille and Manchester City have never played against each other before. We can see that Manchester’s defense is not doing well consistently, while Marseille can score goals. I think that Manchester City is the better team here, and they will control this game, and I see them winning this match.