Marseille vs Lorient Prediction and Match Preview 13/05/2024

Marseille go head-to-head against Lorient on Sunday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 13/05/2024 at 03:00

Marseille vs Lorient

Marseille continue their late push for a European finish as they welcome troubled Lorient to Orange Velodrome. With Lorient struggling to find their best form at the moment. They should find things difficult against Marseille, who often do their best work at home.

Marseille will officially end their campaign without any piece of silverware after crashing out of the Europa League following a 3-0 semi-final second leg defeat to Atalanta on Thursday. Domestically, they only have an outside chance of finishing in the European places as they are currently five points off the top six with two matches left to play.


Amine Harit is a French-born Moroccan footballer, who plays for Schalke 04 in Bundesliga. Born in Pontoise (France) on June 18, 1997, Harit began his youth career in the suburbs of Paris, learning the football basics with Argentuil C.O.

After spending four years at Esperance Paris 19eme, the attacking midfielder moved to famous French club Paris Saint-Germain. However, he quickly returned to Esperance Paris 19eme and in 2011 he joined fellow French club Red Star. One year later he moved to Nantes, where he ended his youth career.

Amine Harit continued playing for les Canaris at senior level and after scoring one goal in 30 league games for Nantes, he signed a contract with Bundesliga side Schalke 04. Harit made two appearances for France U21 team, but he represents Morocco at senior level. The attacking midfielder, who is used as a winger as well, made his Morocco debut on October 7, 2017 against Gabon in the 2018 FIFA world cup qualifiers.


Founded back in 1926, Lorient is a French football club that competes in Ligue 1. Les Merlus have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy. But they did well to go all the way in the Coupe de France in the 2001/02 season. In the title game, Lorient defeated Bastia thanks to Jean-Claude Darcheville’s goal.

The same season les Merlus made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final. But Bordeaux proved to be a big catch (0-3) for them in the title game. Lorient welcome their rivals at Stade du Moustoir, the stadium which can hold up to 16,392 spectators. The colour of the team’s home shirt is orange with a little black on it. While white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2002/03 season Lorient represented France in European competitions.

Les Merlus, though, failed to impress on their debut in the UEFA Cup as they were beaten by Denizlispor in the round 1 double-header.

Players to watch: Aubameyang to maintain hot streak

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the standout players for Marseille and is their leading scorer with 14 League 1 goals. The striker has also found the net in three of the last four Ligue 1 matches and is priced at 8/11 by JILIACE to maintain his scoring run.

Given Lorient’s goalscoring problems on their travels, Marseille will be targeting a clean sheet on Sunday. Chancel Mbemba and Samuel Gigot should feature in central defence and can lead the hosts to a clean sheet at 11/8 by JILI ACE.

Probable line-ups

Marseille will be without Leonardo Balerdi, who is suspended for Saturday’s clash. Azzedine Ounahi and Ismaila Sarr are likely to be handed starts after playing as substitutes on Thursday.

Lorient have no new injury worries and should stick with much of the squad that lost at Lens last time out.

Marseille: Lopez, Merlin, Mbemba, Gigot, Clauss, Kondogbia, Ounahi, Veretout, Ndiaye, Sarr, Aubameyang.
Lorient: Mvogo, Adjei, Talbi, Laporte, Katseris, Abergel, Bakayoko, Mendy, Louza Ponceau, Bamba.

Marseille vs Lorient Prediction

Both Marseille and Lorient have been showing average form in the league. However, Lorient has suffered seven defeats in their last eight league matches. While Marseille has remained unbeaten in their last five outings.

Furthermore, Marseille has been unbeaten in 14 of their last 15 head-to-head meetings against Lorient. Additionally, Lorient has lost their last three away matches. Given Marseille’s unbeaten streak of four consecutive home matches, they are favored to emerge as the winners in this encounter. It’s worth noting that Lorient has scored in the last four clashes at this venue. Thus, our main pick of Marseille to win and both teams to score seems ideal.

As for the second pick, we recommend betting on over 2.5 goals, as the last four matches of Marseille have seen over 2.5 goals scored. Additionally, Lorient has conceded 12 goals in their last four meetings at this stadium. This suggests a defensive display, making a 3-1 correct scoreline in favor of Marseille our final pick.

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