Third in Ligue 1 with two matches behind, OM can catch up in Nice, second, in the event of victory against Lille this Sunday evening (8:45 p.m.) at the Vélodrome stadium at the end of the 21st day of Ligue 1. For this shock of the championship of France, Jorge Sampaoli, the coach of the Marseille club, will be deprived of Konrad de la Fuente, suffering from a small physical problem according to the journalist of Maritima Karim Attab, while Pape Gueye and Bamba Dieng are still at CAN 2021. For his part, Cédric Bakambu is not yet qualified.
According to L’Équipe, OM will present themselves in a 3-4-3 with Pau Lopez in the cages, protected by a three-man defense composed of William Saliba, Duje Caleta-Car and Luan Peres, from right to left . In the midfield, Boubacar Kamara and Gerson will evolve close to the defense while Mattéo Guendouzi and Dimitri Payet will be positioned a notch higher. Finally, Cengiz Ünder, Arkadiusz Milik and Amine Harit will form the attacking trio.
The probable line-up of OM according to L’Équipe : Lopez – Saliba, Caleta-Car, Peres – Kamara, Gerson – Guendouzi, Payet – Ünder, Milik, Harit
Note that the regional daily La Provence sees more of a 4-1-4-1 with Kamara in an a priori hybrid role of right side-midfielder and Luis Henrique on the left wing of the attack.
The probable line-up of OM according to La Provence : Lopez – Kamara, Saliba, Caleta-Car, Peres – Gerson – Ünder, Guendouzi, Payet, Luis Henrique – Milik
For its part, Lille has not lost in Ligue 1 for seven matches (4 draws, 3 wins) but remains on a setback against Lens in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France (elimination on penalties). Note that LOSC did not play last weekend, its meeting against Lorient having been postponed due to Covid-19. For this trip to Marseille, Jocelyn Gourvennec, the coach of the Lille club, will have to compose without Léo Jardim, Timothy Weah and Jérémy Pied, in the recovery phase. For his part, Yusuf Yazici is in the process of leaving and therefore absent.
According to L’Équipe, Lille will present themselves in a 4-4-2 with Ivan Grbic in the cages, protected by a four-man defense composed of Zeki Celik, José Fonte, Sven Botman and Reinildo Mandava, from right to left. In the midfield, Benjamin André and Renato Sanches will form the double pivot. On the wings, Angel Gomes and Jonathan Bamba will try to shine Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz, expected on the front of the attack.
The probable line-up of Lille according to L’Équipe : Grbic – Celik, Fonte, Botman, Reinildo – Gomes, André, Sanches, Bamba – David, Yilmaz
Note that the regional daily La Voix du Nord relies on the same team composition.
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