Marseille would be looking to build on their 2-1 win over Lille the last time out when they welcome Lyon home this weekend.
Lyon would be looking to build on their three games winning streak when they visit this place that has brought them joy in recent times.
Marseille’s naming of André Villas-Boas as their manager this season was because they are targeting a return to the Champions League and they are currently on the right path.
Lyon have had to fire their manager this season following a series of underwhelming results, but they have now gotten themselves to within three points off the top four and win here would draw them level with their hosts.
Florian Thauvin would still be missing for the host in this game as he continues to nurse an ankle injury.
Memphis Depay and Fernando Marcal are slight doubts for this game for Lyon but they should play if they trained well this week.
Head to Head
Lyon has the better head to head among these teams. Lyon has won 19 times out of the 45 games they have played between them and Marseille have just 9 wins from those encounters.
The visitors have also won all of their last three head to head against Marseille and have 4 wins in the last 5.
Marseille’s 2-1 win over Lille helps them end a run of two consecutive losses, they would now look to earn another win here.
Marseille last 5 matches in all competitions: WLLWL
Lyon have slightly returned to form. They come into this game after winning their last three games in all competitions
Lyon last 5 matches in all competitions: WWWLD
Marseille managed to get back to winning ways after consecutive losses the last time against Lille, that was arguably their best performance this season and they would be looking to replicate that here.
Rudy Garcia is beginning to get his ideas out to his Lyon side as they have won their last three games after a rocky start under the new manager.
The visitors are in incredibly good attacking form ahead of this game. They beat Benfica 3-1 in their last game to build on previous wins over Toulouse and Metz.
Marseille have been boosted by the return of Alvaro Gonzalez who would be involved here again to help them try to keep a clean sheet.
Memphis Depay has been in fine form of late. The former Manchester United winger has scored five times in his last 4 games for Lyon and looks a good bet for anytime scorer here.
Only one of the last six meetings between these teams has ended in under 2.5 goals scored.