These rivals have provided some memorable encounters over the years, and Al Hain-Cole expects plenty of goalmouth action when they meet again at the GerlandA heavyweight clash takes place in France’s Coupe de la Ligue on Wednesday, as Olympique de Marseille take on Olympique Lyonnais in the quarter-finals.
Unbeaten in 13 games in front of their own fans, Remi Garde’s men are 6/5 (2.20) favourites with William Hill to make it into the last four.
Les Phoceens have not won on this ground in over six years but are available at 13/5 (3.60) to come out on top in this cup encounter.
The sides shared a 2-2 draw here in Ligue 1 back in December, and you can get odds of 2/1 (3.00) on them requiring extra-time to separate them.
The hosts were leading 2-0 at half-time in that recent clash before throwing it away to settle for a point as the teams provided the latest in a long line of memorable encounters.
Scorelines such as 2-2, 3-2 and even 5-5 have ensured that the Choc des Olympiques is one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures in recent years, and Wednesday night should be no different considering the teams’ recent form.
With 15 goals to their name in their last five games, Les Gones are certainly in fine attacking form, although the clean sheet in Saturday’s 2-0 win over lowly Sochaux was their first in nine fixtures in all competitions.
Meanwhile, the visitors have not failed to score in six games since Jose Anigo took over as caretaker manager following the departure of Elie Baup, meaning odds of 19/20 (1.95) are surely too good to pass up on both sides finding the net when they come face to face.
That bet would have paid out in seven of Lyon’s last eight and five of Marseille’s previous six matches, as well as eight of the last 11 encounters between the sides.
|Both teams to score for a 2pt stake at 19/20 (1.95) with William Hill
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