Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(40) 38 Goals 35 (52)
(30) 24 Assists 20 (34)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7 (6.7)
28.8 Average Age 28.6
179.5 Average Height (cm) 180.4
(1) 1.3 Shots pg 1.1 (0.9)
(47%) 47% Aerial Duel Success 50% (47%)
(0.6) 0.6 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.7)
(1.8) 1.4 Tackles pg 1.5 (1.5)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Ligue 1.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Leyti N'Diaye Out N/A
Charles Kaboré Out 6.97
Foued Kadir Out 6.34
Player Reason Status Rating
Jamel Saihi Out 6.53
Garry Bocaly Out 6.7
Joris Marveaux Out 6.43
Benjamin Stambouli Out 6.99
Karim Aït Fana Out 6.3
Cyril Jeunechamp Out 6.54
Abdelhamid El Kaoutari Out 7.1
Younès Belhanda Out 6.86

Team News

  • Marseille will be without Leyti N'Diaye, who is yet to return to fitness.
  • Charles Kabore is away with Burkina Faso at the African Cup of Nations, as is new signing Foued Kadir.
  • Montpellier will be able to welcome back keeper Geoffrey Jourden, who returns from suspension.
  • However, Benjamin Stambouli is still out with a fractured foot, while fellow midfielders Jamel Saihi and Joris Marveaux are both unavailable.
  • Younes Belhanda and Abdelhamid El Kaoutari are both in South Africa for the African Cup of Nations.
  • Garry Bocaly is still out with a hip problem, Karim Ait-Fana is still on the sidelines and Cyril Jeunechamp has been banned for a year.

Prediction

  • Marseille and Montpellier will both be aiming to bounce back from disappointment when they meet at the Stade Velodrome.
  • Elie Baup's men were soundly beaten by relegation threatened Sochaux last weekend, while Montpellier suffered defeat to Rennes in the Coupe de la Ligue Semi-Finals after strolling to a league win over Lorient just a few days earlier.
  • The home side will undoubtedly go into the contest as favourites in front of the home fans, but after losing Loic Remy to Premier League Queens Park Rangers in the week, there will be increased pressure on Andre-Pierre Gignac to deliver the goods on the goalscoring front.
  • Montpellier have had problems finding a prolific talisman as well, and although Gaetan Charbonnier did net a double against Lorient, this one may well come down to a single goal in the end.
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