Marseille did a good job in their last away clash against Reims when they were pretty convincing with a 1:3 victory.
They were caught off guard in the 38th minute when they conceded first, but quickly recovered and scored two in the last minutes of the first part. Having a player more on the pitch since the 69th made their task much easier, and with another scored in the 76th (second from Payet), the guests deservedly took all three in this encounter.
Marseille is currently at 6th position in the general standings, having only one point less than European-placed Lens.
Left-backs Amavi (11/1), Rocchia (2/0), and right-back Sakai (27/0) continue to be injured and out.
Strasbourg failed to be more competitive in the last home match against Nantes, as they suffered a 1:2 loss despite being a slight favorite.
They looked more than fine during the first part and took the lead over Ajorque in the 43rd minute, however, allowed the guests to completely outplay them via counters in the second, conceding two in the 53rd and the 76th, simply not being in a position to appear similarly as they did in the first forty-five minutes.
Strasbourg holds the 15th spot on the table, six points ahead of playout-placed Nantes.
The guests continue to miss central-back Kone (13/1), Simakan (19/1), forward Saadi (7/0) due to injuries. Ofensive midfielder Thomasson (34/5) is suspended.
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Goals are expected
Even though Marseille remains a strong favorite, I don’t see them escaping without a conceded goal. They showed a certain dose of vulnerability in the back lately, a state that Strasbourg will surely try to exploit as much as possible, so opting for goals from both sides is seeming like a reasonable bet, especially if we consider their current situation on the table, which simply demands on both sides to approach here more openly.