Marseille will not qualify for the places that give rights for European participation next season, and this is a huge drop compared with the previous seasons. Lyon claimed that they have to lift a trophy this campaign, but they didn’t win anything, and will not even finish on the second place. The worst thing for the team is that before the beginning of the round, they have only one point more than the fourth team in the standings – Saint-Etienne.
Marseille had a very inconsistent season in Ligue 1. The campaign in Europa League was a failure, and maybe the impossibility of Rudi Garcia to combine the battle on all fronts is one of the reasons for the bad season. The Olympians won only two games in the previous seven rounds and lost three times. In six of these fixtures, both sides have scored.
Lyon performed on a decent level in the Champions League, and it will be a loss for the neutral fan if the team doesn’t qualify for the next campaign. Three defeats in ten days at the beginning of April made their battle for Europe even harder and took away the rights of The Kids to play in the final of the Coupe de France. In only one game Lyon didn’t concede a goal, while in five of the last six games they allowed at least two goals.
On Sunday we will see two of the three weakest defences in Top 12 of Ligue 1. Marseille are a stable host with only three defeats on Stade Vélodrome, while Lyon took the three points as guests on only seven occasions during the season. The Kids need the points, but to achieve this, Depay and his teammates have to score, because not rarely Lyon concede two or more goals.