Marseille Vs Lyon Betting Tips: Lyon DNB – 10 November 2019

Lyon to exploit happy hunting ground?

KEVIN STROOTMAN /Marseille © imago images / PanoramiC 08.11.2019

Marseille Vs Lyon

Sunday 10 November 2019 – 20:00 Kick-Off
French Ligue 1
Pick: Lyon DrawNoBet
Odds: 19/20
Bookmaker: Ladbrokes
French Football Betting – 22Bet

(All odds displayed were correct as of 8 November 2019 at 11:00)

Preview: This weekend’s final offering of Ligue 1 action sends in-form Lyon to the Stade Velodrome, where they haven’t lost a league encounter against Marseille in their previous five visits. Live coverage can be viewed on BT Sports.


Marseille Vs Lyon Live Stats & Betting Odds


Marseille Preview – Can L’OM make it three straight home wins?

For a spell of eight games which comprised of only one win, a thrashing in Paris against the champions and defeat in the Coupe de la Ligue at the expense of Monaco, there really wasn’t a great deal for Marseille (4th – W5 D4 L3, GF14 GA16) to shout about. The complexion has changed, though, following last week’s superb 2-1 win over Lille inside their Stade Velodrome, where they have now won two on the bounce.

L’OM would once again serve a timely reminder as to their clear preference for playing in front of a fervent home crowd with the excellent scalp of Lille a week ago. A strike from Morgan Sanson, as well as benefiting from an own goal, ensured Marseille prevailed from an evenly-contested encounter (xG: MAR 0.63 – 0.83 LIL). Not since the opening home fixture of the season has Andre Villas-Boas watched his side lose on home soil, where they are unbeaten in five since (W3 D2).

There is good news for Marseille, which is that they are once again playing at home this weekend. There is bad news, though, in the shape of them playing it against a recent nemesis of theirs – Lyon. Not since 2014 have they recorded a home Ligue 1 victory over their next opponents, not only losing the latest two such meetings but conceding precisely three goals on both occasions in the process. Time to put that right?


Lyon & Both Teams to Score?



Lyon Preview – Will resurgent form under Garcia continue?

The green shoots of recovery are finally starting to emerge at Lyon (10th – W4 D4 L4, GF19 GA11) who, after enduring a turbulent period comprising of no Ligue 1 victory for eight games that culminated in a change of manager, are now beginning to climb the table following back-to-back successes over Metz (2-0) and in Toulouse (2-3). Win at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday and they would move level on points with their matchday opponents, who begun the week in fourth.

The positive vibes continued into their midweek Champions League encounter with Benfica, clinching all three points at home with a superb 3-1 victory on Tuesday. Suddenly the decision to appoint Rudi Garcia as manager is looking shrewd. The 55-year-old, who has previous with Marseille having spent nearly three years as their manager between 2016 – 2019, has seen his new side score at least two goals in each of its last three matches.

The challenge now will be sustaining this improved output. The strike duo of Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay appear reborn under Garcia, with the pair on target in both recent Ligue 1 wins. There is arguably no more potent attack in France – with the exception of PSG, of course – and if they can maintain this sort of form over a longer period, Les Gones should continue their ascent up the league table.


Marseille V Lyon Key Facts:

  • Marseille are on a two game winning run at home in Ligue 1, losing only once at their Stade Velodrome all season (W3 D2 L1).
  • Lyon have won their last three consecutive games in all competitions but bring with them a mixed away record (W2 D2 L2).
  • Not since 2014 have Marseille celebrated victory at home over Lyon, who would score three goals on their latest two visits.


Betting Summary

As hosts, Marseille are without defeat in five and have won the last two against Strasbourg (2-0) and Lille (2-1). So Andre Villas-Boas’ men should not be lacking in confidence when they once again take to their Stade Velodrome, where they are seeking a rare win in this fixture – L’OM have not won at home to Lyon in Ligue 1 in their five previous attempts (D3 L2).

Former Marseille manager Rudi Garcia was not well-received upon being announced as new Lyon boss last month. The 55-year-old deserves credit, though, for the brisk manner in which he has transformed the fortunes of a team that looked hopeless under the previous regime. Recent league victories over Metz (2-0) and Toulouse (2-3) were complemented by a 3-1 victory in midweek at home to Benfica, meaning Les Gones are seeking a fourth straight win.

A strong record at home (Marseille) collides with resurgent form (Lyon). Not an easy outcome to call, this. The threat of Lyon going forward, coupled with their strong recent record in this fixture, makes me think the visitors are worth chancing Draw No Bet as they go searching for a fourth consecutive win across all competitions.