Marseille will continue their challenge for Champions League football next season by hosting Strasbourg at the Stade Velodrome on Tuesday night.
The home side are enjoying a strong season. In fact, Rudy Garcia’s side are fourth-place in the Ligue One table, just a point behind Monaco in second and third-place Lyon.
OM have been on a decent run of form of late in Ligue One, winning three of their last four leagues games, while scoring at least three goals in all three wins.
A record of just one defeat in their last 15 Ligue One games is an impressive one and looks in little danger in this clash.
Garcia’s side have been in good form of late at the Stade Velodrome, winning five of their last six league games on home soil. OM have also been prolific in that recent unbeaten run, scoring at least two goals in five of their last six outings.
Strasbourg are enjoying a steady campaign following promotion to Ligue One last season. The visitors are currently comfortably midtable in the French top-flight. However, a six-game unbeaten run in the French top-flight recently ended with consecutive defeats against Metz and last time out Guingamp.
Le Racing’s recent Ligue One games have been high scoring, with over 2.5 goals scored in four of their last five league outings.
Strasbourg’s away form in Ligue One since their return to the top-flight has been inconsistent. However, the visitors have won just two of their ten away games in the league this season.
Their away games in Ligue One have been high scoring, though, as six of their last seven games on their travels have produced over 2.5 goals, including their last five away games in the league.
The visitors have won just two of their last 13 meetings with OM, so will travel to Marseille in more hope than expectation of a victory.
Sportseconds predicts that Marseille will enhance their chances of clinching a Champions League spot with a comfortable victory in this one.