Marseille vs RC Strasbourg Preview – Marseille seek a Champions League spot

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This time RC Strasburg make the journey to the Orange Velodrome to face Olympique de Marseille, where they will endeavour to take points from the home team.

This clash sees third placed Marseille, welcome fifth placed RCSA to the Orange Velodrome.

Olympique de Marseille have so far accrued 68 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Marseille come to this game on the back of a 2-0 away win against Rennes at the Roazhon Park.

Also, Marseille keep finding ways to win, having secured seven victories in their last 10 games is astonishing this season. They currently stand third in the League, with 68 points for a total of 20 wins, 9 losses and 8 draws having won 20 meetings, drawn eight fixtures, and lost nine matches.

Playing at home, Marseille have won eight games, drawn five fixtures, and lost five matches.

A win in this fixture would take Olympique de Marseille’s points to 71 in the League.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Marseille, in terms of goals scored (59). Their stand out attacking players have been Arkadiusz Milik (6), Dimitri Payet (5), and Gerson (4). Marseille have conceded 38 goals.

Jorge Sampaoli will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of five of his Marseille players.

Travelling RC Strasburg will have promotion hopes alive

Clermont Foot were beaten 1-0 at the Stade de La Meinau, the last time that RCSA played.

Also, RCSA keep finding ways to win, having secured 10 victories in their last 19 meetings is astonishing this season. With 63 points, they currently sit fifth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 17 wins, 8 losses and 12 draws having won 17 fixtures, drawn 12 meetings, and lost eight games.

RCSA’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Marseille. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six matches, drawn seven fixtures, and lost five games.

A win in this fixture, would take RC Strasburg’s points from 63 to 66, so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring rate of 60 goals (58 from open play and two penalties). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Kevin Gameiro (7), Habib Diallo (3), and Majeed Waris (2). RCSA have conceded 39 goals.

RCSA are missing three players through injury or illness. This will affect Julien Stephan’s selection choices significantly.

Olympique de Marseille v RC Strasburg – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels historically, it is a fixture that has seen a win for Marseille who’ve recorded 15 victories and 12 draws. Additionally, RCSA have won three out of five matches when visiting Marseille. The last time they played each other in this competition The Racers secured a 0-2 away win.

Other standout players for Marseille are Arkadiusz Milik and Dimitri Payet with six goals both and for RCSA are Kevin Gameiro and Habib Diallo with seven goals each.