With a spot in the semi-final of this year’s Coupe de France up for grabs on Wednesday night, Marseille will make the trip to the Groupama Stadium.
Picking up a 1-0 win over Toulouse on Saturday afternoon and marching towards a Champions League return this season, Marseille find themselves in the midst of what has been a staggering 16-match unbeaten run.
On the flip side, while Lyon might be continuing to save their best performances for home soil this season, the Whites do find themselves in the midst of another three-match winless run.
Hit with a 4-2 defeat against defending champions PSG over the weekend, Rudi Garcia’s men have also dropped points against Amiens and Nice since opening February.
In a battle between two sides with a European finish on their agenda, you might be interested to know that each of the previous four meetings between Lyon and Marseille have seen over 2.5 goals and an identical outcome can be found priced at 8/11 with Bet365.
Moussa Dembele – Lyon’s MVP
While Lyon might still find themselves in the midst of what is becoming an uphill struggle to secure another campaign of European football, former Marseille boss Rudi Garcia will be hugely excited by the on-going success of leading marksman, Moussa Dembele.
Despite failing to win any of their three matches since opening February, the former Celtic striker once again found the net against PSG over the weekend and has continued to be linked with the likes of both Chelsea and Manchester United.
Already bagging 13 Ligue 1 strikes this season and sat third in the race to lift France’s Golden Boot, the 23-year-old has done a stellar job of leading the line almost single-handedly since the news that Memphis Depay will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Also finding the net in Lyon’s 2-1 win over Marseille earlier in the season, you might be interested to know that Dembele can be found priced at 6/5 with Paddy Power to extend on his scintillating run on Wednesday night.
Dimitri Payet’s purple patch continues
Battling to pick up a 1-0 win over Toulouse on Saturday afternoon and now in the midst of a remarkable unbeaten run that stems back to the 30th of October, few across France would have expected what has been a stellar run of form for Marseille.
Sat in pole position to clinch a silver medal finish and end their Champions League exile, the mood in André Villas-Boas’ camp remains at the highest it has been in recent memory.
While Lyon might have one leading marksman enjoying an extended purple patch, Wednesday’s guests have their own attacking talisman who has continued on quite the run of form.
Bagging the winner against Toulouse over the weekend, French international Dimitri Payet has found the net in back-to-back appearances and has also notched six goals in his last eight matches across all competitions.
You might be interested to know that betting offers like the one-time West Ham playmaker can be found at 5/2 with 888sport to extend on that tally in midweek.