Marseille on the table with no losses in ten games. They’re behind the PSG with 42 points, so a win is needed.
Bordeaux Only 40% of home games has won
Girondins Bordeaux hopes to have turned a corner after a 1-0 win last time out. That victory was only their second of the season to come by a single-goal margin, as Bordeaux are often much more convincing in triumph, with six of eight league wins this term seeing a 2+ goal margin. Unfortunately for them, the hosts are amongst the worst-performing home sides in Ligue 1, with games here accounting for just 48.28 percent of their points total. Bordeaux also conceded 25 shots in the last H2H, their most in any Ligue 1 encounter since an H2H meeting in 2014.
Olympique Marseille behind the PSG with 42 points
Unbeaten in their last ten Ligue 1 fixtures, Olympique Marseille top the ten-game form table, conceding just six goals during that run. Fierce opposition, Marseille has a league-high 50 yellow cards this season (2.38 per-match on average). Moreover, the visitors average 2.5 yellow cards per-game across their last four away league games, though only more than their opposition once. Generally reliable favorites, Marseille have lost just one away league game (of six) as betting favorites this season. Moreover, their overall record in such games since the beginning of last season stands at a healthy: for a 71.43 percent W/D rate.
Will not play
From Bordeaux: Kalu – Knee injury; Questionable: Kamano – Foot injury, Sabaly – Illness.
From Marseille: Thauvin – Ankle injury; Questionable: Benedetto – Achilles tendon injury.
Players to watch
Veteran forward Jimmy Briand scored Bordeaux’s only two league goals since the last H2H match (December); both were match openers.
Marseille’s Nemanja Radonjić scored in six of his last 13 appearances for club and country, despite only playing the full 90 minutes in one game in that sequence.
Stat attack: Bordeaux is one of just two sides yet to receive a red card this term, but have received a red card in 50% of the last four H2Hs.
Marseille is one of two other sides to have registered more bookings than Bordeaux (2.0 per-match on average).
Nine 75 percent of Marseille’s previous 12 conceded away goals were let in before half-time.