Sunday action at the Orange Velodrome – kick-off – 9:00pm GMT.
Angers, currently sitting in twelfth place, face the formidable task of an away trip to Marseille, who currently sit fifth in the League.
Olympique de Marseille’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 56 points this season
Marseille need a positive result from this game, if they are to move their season forward. Their last match resulted in a loss to Saint-Étienne, before that they drew away to RC Strasburg, 1-1.
Marseille keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last nine matches is astonishing this season. With fifth, they currently sit 56 points in the League having won 15 games, drawn 11 meetings, and lost 10 fixtures.
Playing at home, Marseille have won nine meetings, drawn five fixtures, and lost four matches.
Victory for Olympique de Marseille would take their points tally to 59 so far this season.
Going into Sunday’s game, Jorge Sampaoli without one of his players, due to illness or injury.
Angers SCO arrive at this meeting, having secured 44 points so far this season
With a win in their previous game, (3-0) against Dijon FCO, Angers will likely be in a positive frame of mind.
Suffering 10 losses in 18 games is a terrible run of form for any club, Stephane Moulin’s Angers will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. They currently stand twelfth in the League, with 44 points having won 12 meetings, drawn eight fixtures, and lost 16 meetings.
Angers’ away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Marseille. In the 18 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won six fixtures, drawn five games, and lost seven meetings.
A win in this fixture, would take Angers SCO’s points from 44 to 47, so far this season.
Angers are missing nine players through injury or illness. This will affect Stephane Moulin’s selection choices significantly.
Olympique de Marseille v Angers SCO Head-to-Head.
Marseille and Angers have faced each other 14 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Marseille’s favour (5 – 3). Further, the Orange Velodrome has proven to be something of a fortress for Marseille, where they have won all last two fixtures. In their most recent meeting of this fixture, it was December 2020, when Olympique de Marseille walked away as 2-1 winners.
For Marseille, Florian Thauvin scored
eight goals in 36 League fixtures this Ligue 1 Season, while Angelo Fulgini contributed with
six goals in 36 League games this season for Angers.
Other players of note for Marseille are Dimitri Payet and Dario Benedetto with goals each} and for Angers are Stephane Bahoken and Lois Diony with six goals and five goals respectively.