Second placed Marseille welcome Ligue 1basement boys Amiens to the Stade Vélodrome in what is expected to be a straightforward win for the host judging by the position of both teams in the table.
The home team whose 3-1 loss to Nantes in game week 26 ended a run of 11 straight home fixtures without a loss in the top flight (W8, D3) will be hoping to build on their narrow win over Nimes last time out.
André Villas-Boas who currently sit comfortably on second place with 55 points—eight points above third-placed Rennes—will be looking to pick up all three points as they seek to consolidate on their strong position and end the season on a high note.
Amiens however are looking to add to their tally of 22 points as they fight to climb off the relegation zone and secure their Ligue 1 future for the coming season.
The visitors have been in a poor run of form having picked up just three points from the last 15 available in the league.
André Villas-Boas will be without midfielder Nemanja Radonjic who is out with a groin injury, and Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai (groin injury).
Striker Florian Thauvin remains a long term injury doubt.
Luka Elsner meanwhile remains without defender Bakayo Dibassy (thigh) and Quentin Cornette (thigh). Mathiew Bodmer(calf) and Gouano remain long term absentees.
Head to Head
The hosts have run out winner on four occasions in the last five meetings between both teams in all competitons. The visitors did win the reverse fixture though, winning 3:1 in the Stade de la Licorne.
Marseille last five matches in all competitions: WLWLW
Amiens last five games in all competitions: LDDLD
Marseille continue to pick up wins in the league with the 3-1 loss to Nantes proving an exception.
Before the shock loss to Nantes, the home team was on a twelve game unbeaten home games. They did pick up where they stopped though, brushing past Nimes last time out in a 3-2 win in the south coast derby.
The home side go into the encounter having picked up 12 points from the last available 15 in the league. However, they have proven to be slow starters at home as just 26.36% of goals in their home games have been scored in the first half.
Expect the home side to go on to win if they score first as they have gone on to win seven of the last home games they have scored first.
Les Olympiens have proven to be a team that loves late drama though, as at least one goal has been scored either way after the 85th minute in four of their last six home league games.
The visitors however remain with just one win across their last 23 top-flight away fixtures (D10, L12).
They also possess the league’s fourth worst defense on the road having shipped in an average of 1.92 goals on the road so far.
They are winless in each of the last eight Ligue 1 away games they have conceded first.
On the other end of the pitch, the visitors are also short, as they have failed to score in each of their last two away games. Though they put four past PSG, the visitors have struggled to score, as they have failed to score more than a goal in 13 of the last 15 games in all competitions.
Under 2.5 @ 4/6
Marseille to win @ 8/13
Both Teams to Score/No @ 4/6