Nancy – Marseille: 21st April 2017
Nancy is ranked 17th in Ligue 1. The host of this game has lost five of the last six league matches, being in some form of worry. If they had good results in this round, Lorient or Dijon could send Nancy to the relegation zone.
Marseille fight for qualifying in the Europa League. The team needs a victory to continue putting pressure on Lyon and Bordeaux. Lyon especially has a difficult match with the leader, Monaco and there are chances of losing ground. In this situation, Marseille would equate to the opposing points, even if Lyon played a minus game so far.
Marseille won nine of the last ten matches with Nancy. In the tour, Marseille was forced without much emotion. Stade Velodrome was 3-0, with goals scored by Thauvin, Gomis and N’Jie in the second half of the match.
Faitout Maouassa returns after a suspension and should be a holder. Joffrey Cuffaut is suspended for Nancy, so after playing the game to the left of the defense, Julien Cetout could change the side for this game.
The accumulation of yellow cards led to the suspension of Bafetimbi Gomis. Remy Cabella might be in the center of the attack if he is fit. Otherwise, Clinton N’Jie or Bouna Sarr could be Rudi Garcia’s solutions.
Assemble – Cabaco, Chretien. Diagne, Cetout – Bennasser, Diarra, Guidileye – Maouassa, Dale, Dia
Pele – Evra, Rolando, Sertic, Sakai – Sanson, Vainquer, Lopez – Payet, Cabella, Thauvin
Even in the absence of Gomis, Marseille has players able to score goals in this match with Nancy. Guests can win this game, although they will probably play on a full Nancy stadium. The home team’s fans will push from behind the team, at a critical time in this may not be enough.