Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(49) 33 Goals 30 (40)
(32) 26 Assists 25 (30)
(6.5) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.8 (6.7)
29.7 Average Age 28.2
180.8 Average Height (cm) 179.2
(0.8) 1 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(53%) 51% Aerial Duel Success 48% (47%)
(0.5) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.6) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.4)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sylvain Marchal Out 6.61
Yannick Cahuzac Out 6.73
Matthieu Sans Out 5.9
Salim Moizini Out N/A
François Marque Out 6.33
Florian Thauvin Out 6.82
Player Reason Status Rating
Souleymane Diawara Out 6.56
Charles Kaboré Out 6.97
Benoit Cheyrou Out 7.3

Team News

  • Bastia head into this clash with a number of injury concerns.
  • Sylvain Marchal is out with a thigh problem, and Yannick Cahuzac misses out due to a similar injury.
  • Matthieu Sans and Salim Moizini both have knee injuries, Francois Marque has a hip complaint, and Florian Thauvin is suspended.
  • Marseille will be without two of their key players in the midfield as Benoit Cheyrou and Charles Kabore are both suspended.
  • Souleymane Diawara also misses out due to a thigh injury.

Prediction

  • Bastia welcome Marseille to Corscia having kept two clean sheets in as many games.
  • The islanders still have the joint worst defensive record in the league but have shown increased fortitude in recent weeks after keeping both Lille and Toulouse at bay.
  • Frederic Hantz's men may have a hard time doing the same again however, as they face a Marseille team boosted by the return of striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, and eager to bounce back after being humbled by Lorient last time out.
  • Still although L'OM will go into the game as favourites, Bastia are a difficult proposition in front of their home fans, and while they are unlikely to keep a clean sheet for the third game running, the Ligue 2 champions may be able to earn another highly respectable draw.
Prediction:
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