Marseille welcome Bordeaux to the Orange Velodrome for an 18th round Ligue 1 refix on Tuesday. The first leg match had been postponed as both sides took on cup assignments in December.
The home side will be returning from a trip to Stade Reims on Saturday. They lost 1-2 to Lille in their last assignment here, leaving them in eighth league position with 31 points. They also had Florian Thauvin sent off in that match and will still be missing his services. Kostas Mitroglou and Mario Balotelli will take up the attacking duties in Thauvin’s absence.
Bordeaux will be coming from a 3-2 Coupe de la Ligue loss to Strasbourg on Wednesday, just days after the same side beat them 1-0 in the league. They are 12th on the log and will have to host Guingamp before making this trip. Francois Kamano will be the main attacker as they approach this match defensively and seek the counter attack.