Ligue 1 – Olympique de Marseille take on Clermont Foot

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Wednesday at the Orange Velodrome, as Marseille host Cleermont in the Ligue 1.

Cleermont are hopeful of taking point sand moving up the table when they visit Marseille, as ninth place takes on second in the League.

Olympique de Marseille have 10 points to their name, going into this tie

Marseille must take a positive approach to this game, if they are to get anything out of, following their recent defeat to Nice at Allianz Rivera.

Also, Marseille have enjoyed excellent form all season, which has contributed significantly to their rise up the table. With 10 points, they currently sit second in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 3 wins, 0 losses and 1 draws having won three meetings and drawn one game.

Playing at home, Marseille have won two fixtures.

Victory for Olympique de Marseille would take their points tally to 13 so far this season.

A solid defensive team

Marseille have conceded three goals so far, so their defence can be considered to be strong. Marseille have one of the best goal scoring records in the League. So far, they have scored 10 goals. Their stand out attacking players have been Nuno Tavares (3), Luis Suarez (2), and Alexis Sanchez (2).

Marseille’s squad will likely be depleted of one of their key players when they start on Wednesday, due to injury or illness.

It’s six points so far for Clermont Foot this season, going into this game

Another victory would be a terrific achievement, but that is what Pascal Gastien will be asking from his team, as they go into this game on the back of strong results after beating FC Lorient 2-1 and Nice 1-0

Also, Cleermont have a huge task to over-turn their rivals in this game, having already lost one game this season. They currently stand ninth in the League, with six points for a total of 2 wins, 2 losses and 0 draws having won two fixtures and lost two games.

Cleermont will travel to Marseille with a win record on the road that is quite unremarkable, with one victory and one defeats.

A win in this fixture would take Clermont Foot’s points to 9 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

Cleermont will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (6). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Komnen Andric (2), Muhammed-Cham Saracevic (2), and Saif-Eddine Khaoui (1). Cleermont’s defensive record in the Ligue 1 has so far been very weak, with nine goals conceded in their last games. This is an issue that Pascal Gastien urgently needs to address within the dressing room.

It is likely that two key players will miss Wednesday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Pascal Gastien and his Cleermont team.

Olympique de Marseille v Clermont Foot – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels Marseille and Cleermont have faced each other times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Marseille’s favour (2 – 1). Further, home advantage has clearly been a huge positive factor for Marseille in this fixture, as they have not lost to Cleermont on the last two games. Their most recent encounter in this competition was February 2022 and the score line ended up with a 0-2 away win for Clermont Foot.

Performance Report

For Marseille, Nuno Tavares is a top performing player who has scoredthree goals in four League matches this Ligue 1 Season, while Komnen Andric, one of their best scorers, has nettedtwo goals in four League fixtures this campaign for Cleermont.

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