Marseille vs Lyon match forecast for Ligue 1 France

On the evening of 1 May, the last match of the 35th round of the French championship will take place at the Velodrome. Marseille face Lyon. The hosts are in good form, but they are in the backdrop of the Conference League. Will they have enough strength for another win? Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet app download.


Marseille were 0-1 away to Reims on April 24. This was the 19th win for the team this season, allowing them to pick up 65 points. With 4 Four rounds before the French title ends, Jorge Sampaoli’s side are six points adrift of top 3.

On 28 April, the Provençal side played away against Feyenoord in the Conference League. In general, the meeting was equal, but the Dutch were a little luckier – they won 3-2. I do not think that this result will affect the Olimpic players too much. Still, their main goal for the current season is to finish in 2nd position in Ligue 1.

Marseille are the best team in France in terms of the results shown away. However, not everything can be achieved on the home pitch: 8 wins, 5 draws and 4 defeats. 29 goals scored and 19 conceded. In 17 games 29 points have been scored. To be fair, I would remind you that the last 3 home games of OM ended in victories.


Lyon is having its most controversial season in recent years. The team’s squad is very powerful. With such performers they need to fight for a place in the Champions League zone. But Peter Bos’s charges have earned only 52 points, and are now only eighth in the standings. They are five points behind the top five.

“The Weavers are scoring a lot – 56 goals. But, at the same time, they have huge problems in defence, which have led to 45 conceded goals. Here, I would also add that in 17 meetings, the top total of more than 2.5 has been broken.

The team has huge problems in away matches: 4 wins, 6 goals and 6 defeats. There have been 17 goals scored and 22 conceded.

Statistics of head-to-head encounters

The history of face-to-face encounters between Marseille and Lyon is rich. It counts 120 matches. The Provençal side have won 36 games, while weavers have won 41.

In the first half of the current season Lyon was stronger at home than Marseille – 2-1.

In the last 7 meetings at the Velodrome in the French championship, the following results have been recorded: 1 Marseille win, 4 draws and 2 Lyon wins.

Prediction and odds for the match Olimpique Marseille vs Lyon. Outcome with cf. 1,67

Naturally, this is the central match of the tour. Marseille have not had the best performance statistics at home, but at the same time, the team has won in the last 3 home meetings, scoring at least 2 goals to the opponents.

The Provençal can be tired after the Conference League. Of course, that doesn’t mean they will lose. But at the same time, they will probably make mistakes more often. I think the Weavers’ attack will be able to take advantage of that. All the more so, the latter have no problem with their performance.

My prediction. I’m betting on the total over 2.5.

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