Marseille Vs Lorient Betting Tip: Marseille/BTTS – 17 October 2021

Five in a row over Lorient for L'OM?

Bamba Dieng / Marseille ©IMAGO / ITAR-TASS 16.09.2021

France Marseille Vs Lorient France

Sunday, 17 October 2021 – 19:45 (BST)
French Ligue 1
Pick: Marseille Win & Both Teams to Score
Odds: 11/5
Bookmaker: BetFred
(All betting odds correct at time of writing: 15 october 2021)

Preview: Round 10 of the 2021/22 French Ligue 1 season concludes at the Stade Velodrome with a meeting which pits two teams boasting identical points totals against each other, as Marseille aim to make home advantage count against Lorient.

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Marseille – Normal business resumed at Stade Velodrome?

The temperature in the south of France remains pleasantly warm, but this hasn’t prevented the biggest club in this part of the region from going cold. Marseille begun the new league season in red hot form, recording four wins as they navigated the first six rounds without incurring any losses – but then entered the October break having lost twice in quick succession, dropping to fifth in Ligue 1.

Those defeats, succumbing 3-2 at Stade Velodrome to RC Lens before a tame showing in Lille (they created a measly 0.43 xGF, their lowest figure of the season) saw them beaten 2-0 last time out, are as many as they had recorded in 17 prior matches under Argentine Jorge Sampaoli. While that shock reversal at the hands of Lens halted an 11-game unbeaten sequence (W8 D3) in front of their fans.

Key Stat: Marseille last failed to score in a Ligue 1 home game when losing 2-0 to PSG back in February, scoring in all twelve subsequent fixtures at the Stade Velodrome (26 goals in total).


Marseille Win By One Goal



Lorient – Les Merlus wait for Ligue 1 away win goes on?

Second season syndrome doesn’t appear to be present in Lorient. The club, based in Brittany in the north-west of the country, consolidated last season by finishing 16th – narrowly avoiding a relegation play-off – after securing promotion the season before. It took them until the second part of the season to really find their stride, though, with eight of eleven league wins secured from January onwards.

We’re barely into October and the team already boast the same number of wins (3) as they did in January of last season. A 3-1 loss in Montpellier remains the only blemish thus far (W3 D5 L1), while their 14 points is equal to that of Monaco, Lille and Marseille. Unfortunately they do lean rather heavily on their form at Stade du Moustoir, though, having won none of the previous 20 Ligue 1 away games (D11 L9).

Key Stat: Lorient are unbeaten in their last six Ligue 1 matches (W2 D4), but are currently on their longest ever run without an away win in the competition (20 games).

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Marseille Vs Lorient Betting Advice

A break in the action was what Marseille desperately need after losing each of the last two in Ligue 1. Among them was a 3-2 loss to Lens which ended their 11-game unbeaten home streak in the league. So they will be keen to make a winning resumption on Sunday. This fixture should help. Lorient have impressed so far this season, and are unbeaten in six, but don’t travel particularly well.


Marseille Vs Lorient – Key Facts:

  • The sides come into Sunday’s encounter level on points (14); Marseille boasting more wins (4 vs 3) and goals (14 vs 10) but an inferior goals against record (10 vs 9).
  • Each of the last four Ligue 1 meetings were won by L’OM, who prevailed both times last season by a solitary goal but required a 91st minute winner to clinch it 3-2 as hosts.
  • Whereas Marseille has only suffered one loss at home in the last 12 (W8 D3), Lorient are without an away Ligue 1 win in 20 such matches (W11 D9).


Marseille prevailed home and away when the sides met last season – both by a single-goal margin (3-2 as the hosts) – and have now won the past four meetings going back to 2016. Factor in Lorient’s away struggles, having not won an away Ligue 1 game in their last twenty attempts, and the short odds on the home side begin to make sense. L’OM do concede at home more often than not, though.

Best Betting Odds – Marseille Vs Lorient

Marseille – 8/15 (Betway)
Draw – 10/3 (PaddyPower)
Lorient – 11/2 (WilliamHill)