⚽️ Game: Lyon vs Marseille
⚽️ Competition: 🇫🇷 Coupe de France
🗓 Date: Feb 12, 2020
🏟 Location: Parc Olympique Lyonnais
💡 Betting Tips: X2 & Under 3.5 goals
📈 Odds: 2.35
💳 Stake: 4/10 units
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It is a duel that is comparable to the German Borussia derby between Dortmund and Gladbach. Lyon and Marseille also share the same nickname with Olympique. And according to the mutual opinion of both fan camps, there is only room for one Olympique in the country.
Lyon vs Marseille Free Betting Tips
The so-called Choc des Olympiques, as this derby is also called, which from a spatial point of view does not deserve this epithet, only contains the name between the two teams, both of which have had four French championships in a row in their history. After all, the straight line between the two cities is just 300 kilometers.
In today’s Choc des Olympiques it is decided who can buy the ticket for the semi-finals from the Coupe de France. At Lyon against Marseille, the bookmakers’ odds beat towards the home side, whose Groupama Stadium is anything but an impregnable fortress.
“Les Gones” only occupy 17th place in Ligue 1 in the home table and have only won four of their previous eleven matches in front of their own fans, which is crucial for the forecast against Lyon against Marseille. After all, OM is the second best away team in France and has only lost two of the twelve league games in foreign places.
Accordingly, we believe that the Phocéens will not lose in regular time, while we would also be surprised if more than three goals are scored in 90 minutes. We therefore recommend that you combine the double chance X2 tip with the “Under 3.5 goals” market at Lyon versus Marseille.
Lyon – Statistics & current form
Although the 2019/20 season for Olympique Lyon is to be rated quite ambivalent overall, at least one factor is highly impressive: As of February 2020, “Les Gones” are still dancing at all four weddings.
The semi-finalist of 2010 surprisingly reached the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League. In the Coupe de France, a home win over Olympique Marseille could now go into the round of the last four teams. And in the Coupe de la Ligue that round was successfully survived in the penalty shootout against OSC Lille. At the beginning of April, OL fought for the title in the final against PSG.
Last but not least, the season goals in Ligue 1 are still reachable. The team from former Marseille coach Rudi Garcia, for whom this home game against his former employer is something very special, currently only occupies ninth position in the current table.
Nevertheless, there is only eight points behind third place, with which the renewed qualification for the premier class would have been achieved. In third place is Stade Rennes, a surprise team that definitely has the potential to stumble on the remaining 14 game days, so that this gap can definitely be made up for.
Provided, of course, that the latest negative series will be shaken off as quickly as possible. The fact that “Les Gones” still dance at all four weddings also means that the seven-time French champion is currently unable to get out of the English weeks at all.
It is all the more bitter that Coach Rudi Garcia has to do without four absolute top performers. For captain Memphis Depay, both the season and the subsequent European championship ended after the cruciate ligament rupture. Karl Toko Ekambi, Jeff Reine-Adélaïde and Oumar Solet are also injured.
Nevertheless, at Lyon against Marseille the odds in the direction of the home side, who can currently show anything but an impressive home record. In the Choc des Olympiques, however, little burned at home in the Groupama Stadium at home.
OL has not lost a single of their last 13 home games to the Phocéens (eight wins, five draws). At least away from home in the southern French port city there was only a 1: 2 defeat on November 10, 2019.
In any case, the home record against l’OM cannot be overstated given the remaining performance data. In Ligue 1, “Les Gones” finally only ranked 17th in the home table, while there have been three consecutive competitive matches without another win since the away win in Nice, which was used to buy the ticket for this quarter-final in the Coupe de France.
Probable lineup of Lyon:
↪ Lopes – Marcal – Denayer – Marcelo – Rafael – Tousart – Mendes – Terrier – Aouar – Cherki – Dembélé
Last games from Lyon:
⚽️ 02/09/2020 – PSG vs. Lyon 4-2 (Ligue 1) (L)
⚽️ 02/05/2020 – Lyon vs. Amiens 0-0 (Ligue 1) (D)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – OGC Nice vs. Lyon 2-1 (Ligue 1) (L)
⚽️ 01/30/2020 – OGC Nice vs. Lyon 1: 2 (Coupe de France) (W)
⚽️ 01/26/2020 – Lyon vs. Toulouse 3-0 (Ligue 1) (W)
Marseille – Statistics & current form
Olympique Marseille is currently doing better in practically all respects. The Phocéens are not represented internationally because they narrowly missed qualifying for the two UEFA competitions due to the unusual cup winners from Strasbourg and Rennes as fifth of the previous season. At least in league operations, the white-light blue are better than they have been for a long time.
Second in Ligue 1, l’OM is currently the main pursuer of high-flyer Paris Saint-Germain, although there are a total of twelve points missing from the Parisiens. But the view down is also extremely comfortable: the lead over third place is already eight points – also because the team of André Villas-Boas has not lost a single of the last 13 league games.
The recipe for success is extremely simple: the defensive of the only French club that has previously won the Champions League and is currently on the best course to finally qualify again for the most important European competition for club teams allows only a few opposing opportunities.
The Phocéens only had to concede 21 goals from the 24 games in Ligue 1, which consequently only lost three of these games. This not only results in a strong home record, but also in an almost outstanding statistics in foreign places.
Only two of the twelve trips away had to be completed without at least one point in the luggage. Half of all games ended with the maximum yield of three points, which means 22 of 36 possible points in the distance for Olympique Marseille.
No wonder that we at Lyon against Marseille consider the tip that the home side can defeat the Phocéens in regular time to be the least likely, which at this point means a lot of value for the double chance X2.
In addition, the team of André Villas-Boas had to concede only one goal across all competitions in the last seven competitive games and consequently played six times to zero.
In the front, the offensive around players like Daró Benedetto, Dimitri Payet or Nemanja Radonjic rarely burned fireworks, but with the high number of zero-games, it was mostly enough for a three.
The trip to the Groupama Stadium will certainly not be a sure-fire success, especially since the Phocéens in the Choc des Olympiques could not get anything here for a long time. However, it should be noted that in the run-up to this quarter-final in the Coupe de France 2019/20, the chances of triumphing in one of the big long-term rivals had not been under as good a star as it is today.
Probable lineup of Marseille:
↪ Mandanda – Amavi – Caleta-Car – González – Sarr – Sanson – Kamara – Lopez – Payet – Radonjic – Benedetto
Last games from Marseille:
⚽️ 02/08/2020 – Marseille vs. Toulouse 1-0 (Ligue 1) (W)
⚽️ 05.02.2020 – AS St. Étienne vs. Marseille 0-2 (Ligue 1) (W)
⚽️ 02.02.2020 – Girondins Bordeaux vs. Marseille 0-0 (Ligue 1) (D)
⚽️ 01/29/2020 – Marseille vs. Strasbourg 3: 1 (Coupe de France) (W)
⚽️ 01/25/2020 – Marseille vs. Angers 0-0 (Ligue 1) (D)
Lyon vs Marseille Direct Comparison & Statistics Highlights
Head to head: 39 – 40 – 37
A total of 114 times the Choc des Olympiques between Lyon and Marseille have been played across all competitions and the resulting “head to head” balance is extremely narrow.
With 39 victories, “Les Gones” lead just before the 37 victories of the Phocéens, while 40 draws round off the direct comparison. The last duel in the league drive on November 10, 2019 went to OM 2-1. In Lyon, however, there has been no victory for the white-light blue in 13 clashes (five draws, eight defeats).
Lyon vs Marseille Free Betting Tips Provided by CoreBet Tipsters
For Lyon against Marseille, however, the head to head comparison does not play a significant role in our prediction. More important are the current performance data, in which we believe that the Phocéens lead in all relevant comparative values. OL are only 17th on the home table, while the kickers of France’s southeast coast are the second best away team in Ligue 1.
In addition, l’OM has not lost a single of their last 16 competitive games and most recently has not conceded in six of the last seven games. Meanwhile, OL has only got one out of nine possible points from the last three league games and also has to compensate for four injuries caused by injuries – mind you at a time when “Les Gones” still participated in four competitions in parallel.
Key facts – Lyon vs Marseille tips
💫 Lyon haven’t lost a single of their last 13 home games against Marseille (eight wins, five draws)
💫 Marseille have been unbeaten in 16 competitive matches in a row
💫 Lyon scored only one of nine possible points from the last three league games
In our eyes, there is little to suggest that Rudi Garcia can throw his former employer out of the Coupe de France in regular season. We therefore recommend playing the double chance X2 at Lyon against Marseille.
In addition, because many goals are not excessively likely and an additional goal bet increases the odds, we also include an “under 3.5 goals” on our ticket.
There are odds of up to 2.35 available at Lyon against Marseille for the “X2 & Under 3.5 Goals” betting option. We invest four units in this tip.