OM-Montpellier, composition: 2 huge surprises in the Marseille 11


By: Manu Tournoux

Olympique de Marseille welcomes Montpellier for the 23rd day of Ligue 1, this Sunday (8:45 p.m.). Here is the expected line-up for the Marseille club.

It was in a very agitated atmosphere that Olympique de Marseille prepared for its match against Montpellier. A meeting which will inevitably have a special flavor for Jean-Louis Gasset. Inducted at the start of the week on the OM bench to take over from Gennaro Gattuso, the experienced technician has a special history with the Hérault club.

But this Sunday, Gasset will have to put his feelings aside to lead Marseille to an imperative success. Completely at a standstill in the league since the start of 2024, the Marseille club intends to unlock its victory counter in this return phase. This will require a coherent performance against an opponent plagued by doubt.

2 questions: the system and the choice of men

Two specific points will be carefully scrutinized in Jean-Louis Gasset’s decisions. The animation, first. A subject that has often been debated in recent weeks. The 3-5-2 which had proven itself for a few weeks under Gattuso could be renewed for this important meeting. It is a system that suits the characteristics of the players in this squad.

The other question mark obviously concerns the choice of men, which will also be decisive. If the executives Aubameyang, Kondogbia, Veretout, Merlin, Mbemba or Gigot are expected at kick-off, Jean-Louis Gasset will have several options to complete his starting eleven. In attack, Moumbagna is balanced with Ndiaye. Harit would go with a head start in the middle.

The expected lineup for OM : Lopez – Mbemba, Gigot (c), Balerdi – Garcia, Veretout, Kondogbia, Merlin – Harit – Moumbagna, Aubameyang.

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