Second place Marseille will be looking to strengthen their charge for a place in next season’s Champions League as they prepare to play against lower half of the table Montpellier in a French Ligue 1 clash.
Marseille are in good form having won two out of their last three games (against Reims and Rennes). They are second in the French league with 59 points after 28 games and seven points behind league leaders PSG. A win in this game can help them maintain the pressure on the league leaders as well as to strengthen their push for Champions League qualification ahead of next season.
Montpellier will not make things easy for Marseille. While they are 11th in the league, they have won their last three games on the trot (against Clermont Foot, Ajaccio and Angers).
Montpellier are 11th with 11 wins after 28 league games.
Head To Head
The teams last met in January. Marseille claimed a 2-1 away win.
Marseille have won their last two games against Montpellier.
Montpellier last drew with Marseille in a 3-3 thriller back in April 2021.
Latest Marseille results
Marseille’s last game was their 2-1 win over Reims.
Marseille have won two out of their last three games (against Reims and Rennes).
Marseille last lost over 90 minutes when PSG beat them 3-0 in February.
Marseille will secure a hard fought 2-1 win to strengthen their push towards securing Champions League qualification.
Anytime Goal Scorers
Marseille- Alexis Sanchez- With 12 league goals to his name, the veteran is still a match-winner. He will be keen to punish any defensive errors from the Montpellier defenders.
Montpellier-Elye Wahi- The 20-year-old has been in good form this season with 12 league goals which has seen his stock rise. A goal against Marseille can help him to continue to attract interest from bigger clubs.
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