[pullquote]At 2.25 the odds aren’t so great for hosts but it’s the most logical outcome.[/pullquote]With Remy and Valbuena back from injury hosts seemed more dangerous than usual. The midfield and the defense are working at full power like usual, furthermore they will be welcoming back winger Amalfitano and fullback Morel after they were suspended in the last round.
They are a bit hesitant before sending the assists and that seems to be their major weakness. They do not always find the adequate solutions. But ever since Gignac is out, the entire midfield is making more efforts, they are advancing more, holding the ball more, and that visibly increased the chemistry.
Defender Kone will be back from suspension but he’s far from stable anyway. defender Lovren is still out and that will touch them where it hurts the most, the central defense. Lisandro most probably will miss as well, but just like a paradox, this may be a good thing. In fact many starters look like they need a break… The only good news for them is that Winger Bastos is ready to make his comeback, but surely he won’t be a starter, only a bench warmer.
Guests will push hard from the beginning, trying to overcome the result from the past round. They will do their usual game on the wings, but with Fanni and Morel there for Marseille, there won’t be much space. Central midfielders will also advance high, in order to help their teammates, leaving the already shaky defenders to deal alone with Marseille’s powerful midfielders.