Marseille vs Lazio: match preview and predicted lineups

Marseille vs Lazio

Marseille vs Lazio

Lazio are in France to take on Marseille in the Europa League tomorrow evening. Marseille vs Lazio sees the Biancocelesti visit last season’s beaten finalists; with OM losing to Atletico Madrid in the final in Lyon in May. Lazio look to put embarrassment, in the form of a 4-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, behind them – and work on picking up what would be a vital three points. Marseille currently sit in 3rd in Group H – with just a point from their first two games. Lazio, meanwhile, are on three points – defeating Apollon Limassol in their campaign opener.

Marseille are in good form in Ligue 1 and sit in 4th place in the table; 2 points above 5th placed Lyon and level on points with 3rd place Montpellier. Most recently, Marseille travelled to Nice and came away with a 1-0 win from Mario Balotelli’s side. OM’s last Europa League match saw them travel to Cyprus to take on Apollon Limassol – where they threw away a two-goal lead to draw 2-2. Marseille’s other Europa League clash was a 2-1 home defeat to Frankfurt; with the German side sitting on top of the group with six points from their two matches.

Lazio are in good form, despite a 4-1 defeat to Frankfurt and a 3-1 loss in the Derby della Capitale against Roma before the international break. A 2-0 win in Parma at the weekend showed a strong Biancocelesti team spirit; one they will be hoping to transfer to the Orange Velodrome on Thursday evening. Despite a 2-1 win over Apollon in their campaign opener, Lazio’s 4-1 loss in Frankfurt asked some serious questions of the squad; and how they were beaten so badly in a match they perhaps should have won.

Lazio and Marseille have met just twice before, in a Champions League second stage group in the 99/00 season. Simone Inzaghi broke the record for, which he still holds to this day, the most goals scored by an Italian player in one match; netting four in Lazio’s 5-1 victory over OM in March 2000.

Marseille vs Lazio Predicted Lineups:

Marseille (4-3-3): Mandanda; Sarr, Rami, Caleta-Car, Amavi; Luiz Gustavo, Strootman, Sanson; Ocampos, Mitroglou, Payet

Lazio (3-5-1-1): Proto; Wallace, Acerbi, Radu; Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva, Berisha, Lulic; Caicedo, Immobile

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