Olympique de Marseille travels to Reims for the 28th day of Ligue 1, this Sunday (8:45 p.m.). Here is the probable composition of the OM club.
It is with a well-stocked workforce that Olympique de Marseille travels to Reims, facing one of the sensational teams of the start of 2023. The Marseille club must nevertheless compose without several notable elements in its defensive sector: Balerdi is suspended while Kolasinac is in the infirmary.
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Direct consequence: the Olympian defense will be remodeled for this perilous journey in the Marne. In front of the irremovable Pau Lopez, Mbemba will obviously hold his place, but the former FC Porto player should be supported by Bailly and Gigot in the usual three-man defense of Olympique de Marseille.
A remodeled defense, classic in attack for OM
In midfield, Rongier and Veretout will certainly still be aligned together, while Clauss and Nuno Tavares are expected on the sides in their piston roles.
The Marseille offensive animation should be articulated around its technical leader Alexis Sanchez. Igor Tudor has plenty of options, but it’s Ünder and Malinovskyi who should start this game in Reims.
As a reminder, Olympique de Marseille was robbed of its place as runner-up by Lens, winner this Saturday against the red lantern Angers. The Marseille club must absolutely win in Reims to recover it. Reims, for its part, is in 8th place in Ligue 1 and is still undefeated in Ligue 1 since the start of the calendar year.
The probable composition of Marseille : Lopez – Mbemba, Bailly, Gigot – Clauss, Rongier, Veretout, Tavares – Ünder, Malinovskyi – Sanchez.