Beaten by Rennes last weekend (2-0), OM (3rd with 68 pts) come up against Strasbourg this Saturday evening (9 p.m.) at the Vélodrome as part of the 38th and final day of Ligue 1. Discover the complete ranking of the French championship by clicking here.
The different scenarios
OM qualified directly in C1 (therefore 2nd) if…
- It obtains a better result than Monaco.
- He gets an equal result in Monaco but makes up for his goal difference (+25 against +21). If, in this case, OM and ASM lose, Rennes must also not win.
OM will finish 3rd and will have to pass two qualifying rounds to compete in the next C1 if…
- Monaco get a better result than him and OM do not lose if Rennes win.
- Rennes won, OM lost, Monaco too, but OM made up for their goal difference over Monaco.
OM in C3 (therefore 4th) if…
- He loses without making up for his goal difference on ASM in the event of a setback for Monaco, and Rennes wins
Saliba suspended, Dieng injured
For this last challenge of the season, Jorge Sampaoli, the coach of the Marseille club, will be deprived of William Saliba, suspended, while Leonardo Balerdi, Konrad de la Fuente, Dimitri Payet and Bamba Dieng are injured. For his part, Alvaro Gonzalez is still kept away from the group.
According to L’Équipe, OM will present themselves in a 4-3-3 with Steve Mandanda in the cages, protected by a four-man defense composed of Pol Lirola, Boubacar Kamara, Duje Caleta-Car and Luan Peres, from the right. towards the left. In the midfield, Valentin Rongier is expected in a sentry position with Mattéo Guendouzi as the right torchbearer and Pape Gueye as the left torchbearer. On the offensive front, Arkadiusz Milik will be surrounded by Cengiz Ünder and Gerson.
The probable line-up of OM according to L’Équipe : Mandanda – Lirola, Kamara, Caleta-Car, Peres – Guendouzi, Rongier, Gueye – Ünder, Milik, Gerson
Note that the regional daily La Provence sees rather a 4-1-4-1 with Amine Harit holder.
The probable line-up of OM according to La Provence : Mandanda – Rongier, Caleta-Car, Kamara, Peres – Gueye – Ünder, Guendouzi, Harit, Gerson – Milik
For its part, Strasbourg (5th with 63 pts) can still dream of the Europa League Conference, or even the Europa League depending in particular on the result of Rennes (4th with 65 points), which faces Lille. For this match against OM, Julien Stéphan, the RCSA coach, will not be able to count on Dimitri Liénard, suspended and injured anyway, while Moïse Sahi and Habib Diarra are also physically affected and therefore unavailable.
According to L’Équipe, Strasbourg will present themselves in a 3-5-2 with Matz Sels in the cages, protected by a three-man defense composed of Lucas Perrin, Alexander Djiku and Gerzino Nyamsi, from right to left, while Frédéric Guilbert and Anthony Caci will play a role of piston in the corridors. In the midfield, Sanjin Prcic is expected in the sentry position with Adrien Thomasson as the right torchbearer and Jean-Ricner Bellegarde as the left torchbearer. The attacking duo will be the following: Kevin Gameiro-Ludovic Ajorque.
The probable line-up of Strasbourg according to L’Équipe : Salts – Perrin, Djiku, Nyamsi – Guilbert, Thomasson, Prcic, Bellegarde, Caci – Gameiro, Ajorque
The OM-Strasbourg match will be broadcast at 9:00 p.m. on Canal+ Décalé but also to follow live on DailyMercato by clicking here.