Marseille and Lorient meet at the Stade Velodrome on Friday evening with both sides aiming to secure their first win of the season. The home side’s only point so far came from a goalless draw with Toulouse on the opening weekend and manager Franck Passi will be looking for his side to respond to their disappointing 2-1 defeat away at Guingamp last time out.
Lorient, meanwhile, have lost both of their league outings thus far, away to Caen and at home to Bastia respectively. Those results have left them languishing near the bottom of the early season table, a trend that manager Sylvain Ripoll will be hoping doesn’t become too prominent this campaign.
In the corresponding fixture last season, these two sides drew 1-1.