Second favorite team of the Ligue 1 upcoming match against Angers’. Marseille team moves forward in the L1 with nine unbeaten matches.
Marseille team advancing for Angers’ soul
Marseille and Angers H2H games from 2015 mostly finished with a draw. From nine games draw was in five matches, Andre’s team won three times and Angers’ once. Marseille have eleven unbeaten matches in the Ligue 1 and Coupe de France. Also unbeaten in nine Ligue 1 matches, winning each of their last five at home with both teams scoring. Despite their inability to keep clean-sheets, the hosts have shipped a first-half goal in just three of ten home league games. The ill-disciplined Olympique de Marseille has shown at least six more yellow cards than any other Ligue 1 side ahead of the round (49 yellow, three red – 2.60 total cards per-match on average). Moreover, the hosts have shown more yellow cards than their opposition in three of their last four home games.
Stephane’s squad needs 6th unbeaten match against Marseille
Angers SCO recovered from a three-game losing streak to go five games unbeaten in all competitions. However, the visitors have picked up just 27.59% of their league points away from home, and are yet to lead at the interval on their travels, scoring only once. Five of Angers’ seven away league goals to date scored beyond the 75th minute. However, they could just as quickly lose badly, with three (60%) of their five away league defeats seeing a 2+ goal margin (40% by a 4+ goal margin!).
Will not play
From Marseille: Kamara – Yellow Cards, Payet – Yellow cards, Sarr – Yellow cards, Thauvin – Ankle injury;
From Angers: Ait Nouri – Broken jawbone, Kanga Aka – Back injury. Questionable: Mancini – Buttock injury.
Players to watch
With one goal and one assist, Marseille’s Dmitri Payet was directly involved in a second-half goal in each of their last two home league victories.
Four of Angers’ last six away league goals have come beyond the 75th minute, and Rachid Alioui scored three of those goals. He bagged the opener in the cup last time out.
Stat attack: Marseille has bagged 2+ goals in each of their last six home league games.
Visiting coach Stéphane Moulin has won just one of nine H2Hs with Marseille.
Five of Angers’ eight league victories to date came with a 2+ goal margin.