After two entry victories away from Brest and especially Paris, OM marked time by losing at home against Saint-Etienne, then by linking three draws (Lille, Metz and OL) , including the first two still at the Vélodrome. It is with the same number of points and the same results that the Girondins de Bordeaux land in Marseille on Saturday. With nine points, the Aquitains, ninth in the standings, are ahead of the Ciel et Blanc only on goal difference (+4 against 0).
Cuisance and Ben Arfa entrance
Without Dimitri Payet, suspended after his expulsion against OL, OM presents itself with a newcomer in its starting XI: Michaël Cuisance, on loan from Bayern Munich on the last day of the transfer window. The French midfielder is in the starting team concocted by André Villas-Boas, with Florian Thauvin on the right side and Dario Benedetto at the forefront.
On the Bordeaux side, Hatem Ben Arfa is also there. The attacking midfielder holds his debut with the Navy and White. He will return to the Vélodrome, he who played for OM between 2008 and 2010. “HBA” will accompany Nicolas De Préville and Rémi Oudin in the offensive sector.
OM’s composition: Mandanda – Sakai, Caleta-Car, Gonzalez, Amavi – Rongier, Kamara, Sanson – Thauvin, Benedetto, Cuisance
The composition of Bordeaux: Costil – Sabaly, Baysse, Pablo, Benito – Basic, Otavio, Adli – Ben Arfa, De Préville, Oudin