Marseille and Montepellier Standings in the league
Watch Marseille Vs Montpellier Preview, as Marseille Host Montpellier on Stade Velodrome park in the ligue 1 match on tomorrow.
Marseille will look to continue the Ligue 1 title races, after the results went their way before international break. Currently Marseille stands 2nd position in the table and Montpellier stands 11th position in the table.
Marseille vs Montepellier Preview
Marseille has seven points below of their big rivals Paris Saint-Germain, but the Psg have been far from consistent in topping the ligue 1 premises.
A win away to a Reims side who had not lost for 19 matches saw Marseille take advantage of PSG’s big defeat at home to Rennes on the previous day.
A 3-0 loss at home in Le Classique against PSG last month led many to assume the title race was done and dusted, but Igor Tudor‘s side will have belief again as they have only seven points to catch on with few matches on hands.
They would have been in an even better position had they not given up a two-goal lead in the final two minutes against Strasbourg, albeit with 10 men, the week previous.
Home form has deserted l’OM this season, as they have taken just 24 points from a possible 42 at the Velodrome, as well as crashing out the Coupe de France here against second-tier Annecy.
In comparison, their away form has been sensational, dropping just nine points in 14 away league games this campaign.
Montpellier have nothing to play for except pride in this fixture, but that is thanks to the staggering change in fortunes since changing manager last month.
There were fears of relegation midway through February, but all of a sudden Montpellier find themselves very comfortably cushioned in mid-table, 13 points off the drop zone and 14 points off the European places.
Michel Der Zakarian’s appointment has seen Montpellier take 16 points from a possible 18 under his stewardship – only Arsenal have more in that time in Europe’s top five leagues.
They have conceded only twice in those six games, with both away fixtures yielding wins to nil for Der Zakarian and his side.
The blistering form of Elye Wahi has helped a great deal, with the 20-year-old now in double figures for the season after netting four in his last three appearances, despite starting only one of them.
Team News and Injury
Marseille are set to be without Azzedine Ounahi for the next few weeks after the Moroccan midfielder fractured his toe on international duty this week.
Leonardo Balerdi will also serve the last game of his suspension following a red card against Strasbourg.
Sead Kolasinac missed Bosnia & Herzegovina’s matches during the break after getting injured shortly before the international window.
Pedro Ruiz and Amine Harit remain on the long-term absentee list for the hosts.
Montpellier’s Jordan Ferri is suspended after a late sending off against Clermont last time out.
Faitout Maouassa missed their last game before the break and is expected to remain on the sidelines.
Defender Maxime Esteve is out with a groin injury along with many more squad players, including Dimitry Bertaud, Enzo Tchato and Leo Leroy.
Theo Sainte-Luce returned to the matchday squad shortly before the internationals after injury, but was an unused substitute.
Marseille vs Montpellier prediction
Marseille’s home side matches were not to be good in this season, this match can be used for testing the full extent by the well performed Montpellier.
In addition to that, Many Marseille defensive players were to be injured and this could be problematic for the team manager as he’ll be having a selection headache for the position.