Raphael Brosse, published on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 10:30
Marseille hosts Lyon this Sunday night at the Orange Velodrome (21:00) in closing the 13th day of Ligue 1. Discover the likely compositions of this meeting.
The first of two duels of the Ligue 1 season between the two Olympics takes place this Sunday evening (21:00) at the Orange Velodrome. The official compositions will only fall about an hour before the kick-off, but it is already possible to make some conjectures on this subject. OM, first of all, should evolve in its usual 4-3-3. In defense, Alvaro Gonzalez could start in the axis, alongside Duje Caleta-Car. This would allow Boubacar Kamara to be positioned a notch higher, assuming a sentinel role he has already held against Lille last week (2-1). In the absence of Hiroki Sakai, Bouna Sarr will likely be lined up on the right of the defense, while Jordan Amavi – in net shape boost lately – postulates to a place holder on the left. In front, Dario Benedetto could be supported by Dimitri Payet and, more surprisingly, by Maxime Lopez, present on the right wing. Note that Kevin Strootman should be on the bench at kickoff.
Without Depay, Dembele alone in tip?
Lyon, for its part, will be forced to fend off without Memphis Depay (package). A real blow for the Gones, so much the Dutch was dominating these last weeks. In the absence of the former Mancunian, Rudi Garcia could review his tactical scheme and opt for a 4-2-3-1, with the only Moussa Dembele point. Maxwel Cornet and Bertrand Traore would occupy the wings, while Jeff Queen-Adelaide would play in a role of number 10. The Rhone coach should renew the pair Thiago Mendes – Houssem Aouar in the midfield, the latter wearing the armband of captain. Finally, Joachim Andersen could be preferred to Marcelo and be associated with Jason Denayer in central defense.
The probable compositions of Marseille – Lyon
Marseille: Mandanda (Cape) – B.Sarr, A.Gonzalez, Caleta-Car, Amavi – Rongier, Bo.Kamara, M.Sanson – M.Lopez, Benedetto, Payet
Lyon: A.Lopes – Dubois, Andersen, Denayer, Y.Kone – Thiago Mendes, Aouar (Cape) – B.Traore, Queen Adelaide, Cornet – M.Dembele