Angers SCO – Olympique Marseille
Angers SCO hosts Olympique Marseille in a game from the 35th round of the French Ligue 1. Let’s have a look at this one.
Angers are 14th in the Ligue 1 with 37 points won so far. They have a record of 8 wins, 13 draws and 13 defeats. In their last five matches they have show a great inconsistency, which is normal for them during the season – a win, two draws and two losses, including against Toulouse in the previous round.
For Angers the most important thing is to keep their place in the elite division. And so far they are doing good – they are 8 points above the 18th Troyes, which gives them a certain calmness that everything for them is going to be just fine.
Meanwhile Olympique Marseille are 4th in the Ligue 1 with 69 points, continuing the fight with Olympique Lyonnais for a Top 3 finish and a qualification for the Champions League. Right now these two teams are on par, but Lyonnais are third because of their better stats.
Right now Marseille have a record of 20 wins, 9 draws and 5 draws since the beginning of the season. In their last five matches Rudi Garcia’s boys have won three times, made one draw and suffered one defeat against their big rival for the 3rd place Olympique Lyonnais.
In the previous round Olympique Marseille crushed Lille with 5-1 at home, which was a masterclass performance from the team.
During the week Olympique Marseille made a strong step towards the final of Europa League, beating Salzburg in the first 1/2-final. For Rudi Garcia it would be good to give a rest to his key players in this game, but he can’t do it because Marseille are still fighting for the third place. The game with Angers is an important one.