Marseille are having a bit of a rollercoaster season playing some good football but have been vulnerable when least expected. They will be looking to improve after suffering two consecutive heavy defeats. Monaco beat them 4-1 on their own patch and they followed it up with a 3-1 defeat at Lyon after being completely outplayed in the matches. Their ambitions to finish in top four is certainly going to be a battle and a win here could see them go fifth. Montpellier are in bad shape with two wins in their last nine matches and are without a win in three. They are poor travellers as they are yet to register a win. They are in six consecutive away defeats in all competitions.
In the head-to-head meetings at Stade Velodrome, Marseille were beaten once in the last five games.
The 4-1 defeat against Monaco is Marseille’s first home defeat since March last year. This is how hard it is for visiting teams to take a point Away from this ground. They had kept clean sheets in five consecutive home matches before the disappointing defeat.
Home win is very possible here.