The 24th round in French Ligue 1 is about to start this Friday evening from 19:45, with an unbalanced duel, as Marseille will welcome Metz. The hosts are big favourites and there are no doubts about their superiority.
Olympique Marseille fight for a podium place this year and they did a good job so far. The hosts are currently on the third position in Ligue 1, with 48 points, same as Lyon (2nd) and one more than AS Monaco (4th). There are no real chances in the title race, since PSG have an advantage of 11 points right now. Amavi is injured and he will not feature here, with Ocampos and Sertic in doubts as well.
Metz will come here without five players, all injured: Dossevi, Udoi, Didilon, Jouffre, Jallow. The visiting team is the last one on the table, with 18 points and a 20-39 goal difference. Metz are seven points below red line and their mission is going to be a tough one in the second part of this campaign. They had nothing to say in the reverse fixture, losing 0-3 at home, back in November.
Marseille vs Metz probable lineups:
Marseille (4-2-3-1): Mandanda - Sarr, Rami, Rolando, Sakai - Anguissa, Gustavo - Thauvin, Sanson, Payet - Germain.
Metz (4-5-1): Kawashima - Rivierez, Diagne, Niakhate, Palmieri - Mollet, Cohade, Mandjeck, Milicevic, Roux - Riviere.