Ligue 1 – Auxerre at home to Olympique de Marseille
Marseille to face ninth Auxerre on Saturday at Stade de l’Abbe-Deschamps, with Igor Tudor’s team currently occupying third place in the League.
Auxerre’s campaign so far has seen them accrue seven points this season
Jean-Marc Furlan will hope that success brings further success, as his side look for another win in a row. Their last two outings resulted in victories against Lyon and RC Strasburg.
Also, Auxerre keep finding ways to win, having secured two victories in their last three meetings is astonishing this season. Now they have 2 matches won, 2 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in ninth place, with a total of seven points having won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost two matches.
When Auxerre host Marseille, they will do so on the back of one victory and one draw on their own ground.
Victory for Auxerre would take their points tally to 10 so far this season.
Auxerre are likely to be missing three of their key players when they start Saturday’s game, due to injury and illness.
It’s 13 points so far for Olympique de Marseille this season, going into this meeting
Marseille will be buoyant, following a 1-0 home win against Clermont Foot in their last fixture.
Also, another match and another win for Marseille, winning is becoming habitual for them and this is the mark of a team. They currently stand third in the League, with 13 points for a total of 4 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won four games and drawn one game.
Marseille have won one game and drawn one game of their two League matches on the road this season.
Olympique de Marseille will have secured 16 points so far this season, should they secure a win.
Good atacking and defensive team
Marseille have a good defensive record, having only conceded three goals in their previous matches. Marseille will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (11). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Nuno Tavares (3), Luis Suarez (2), and Alexis Sanchez (2).
Marseille’s squad will likely be depleted of two of their key players when they start on Saturday, due to injury or illness.
Auxerre v Olympique de Marseille – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels it’s an encounter that strangely has tended to favour the local team with Marseille 16 wins and 11 draws. In addition, the two teams have drawn two of the last three fixtures played between them. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 0-2 away win for Olympique de Marseille.
Players to watch
For Auxerre, Mathias Autret, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in five League games this season, while Nuno Tavares contributed withthree goals in five League games so far for Marseille.