Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(37) 15 Goals 33 (40)
(26) 9 Assists 25 (31)
(6.7) 6.8 Average Ratings 6.9 (6.7)
22.9 Average Age 29.2
181.8 Average Height (cm) 180.2
(0.8) 0.6 Shots pg 1.3 (1)
(47%) 46% Aerial Duel Success 48% (47%)
(0.6) 0.5 Dribbles pg 0.6 (0.6)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Sanjin Prcic Out N/A
Carlao Out 6.82
Pierrick Cros Out 7.19
Vincent Nogueira Out 6.86
Cédric Kanté Out 7.02
Kalilou Traoré Out 6.77
Thierry Doubai Out 6.78
Ryad Boudebouz Out 7.03
Player Reason Status Rating
Joey Barton Doubtful 6.87
Foued Kadir Out 6.39
Charles Kaboré Out 6.96

Team News

  • Sochaux still have a large number of injury problems to contend with.
  • Cedrix Kante, Pierrick Cros, Thierry Doubai, Sanjin Prcic and Kalilou Traore all have knee injuries, while Carlao and Vincent Nogueira are both unavailable.
  • Ryad Boudebouz is also absent due to his participation in the African Cup of Nations.
  • Marseille will be able to welcome back Andre Ayew, Lucas Mendes and Morgan Amalfitano to the side.
  • However, they could be without Joey Barton, who has an ankle problem.
  • Charles Kabore is away with Burkina Faso at the African Cup of Nations, as is new signing Foued Kadir.

Prediction

  • Marseille will try and keep pace at the top of Ligue 1 when they travel to struggling Sochaux.
  • L'OM are locked in a three way battle for the title with PSG and Lyon and will be eager to stay in the running against a side that has struggled to cope with injuries.
  • Indeed, Sochaux have been decimated by injury this season, and they will have to cope without star player Ryad Boudebouz for this one, as the attacking midfielder departs for the African Cup of Nations.
  • The absence of Boudebouz should mean that the hosts will likely struggle to break down the visitors' defence, and with the likes of Andre-Pierre Gignac and Andre Ayew returning to the Marseille line-up, a comfortable away win is to be expected.
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