Manchester City are already winners in Group C of the UEFA Champions League (UCL) ahead of this match (W4, D1) and have not conceded a goal since the group’s opening day – or across their last four competitive matches (W3, D1). Indeed, just one of City’s last nine competitive matches has featured both teams scoring (W6, D2, L1).
At home, the ‘Sky Blues’ are unbeaten in ten European matches (W9, D1), and have won five (D1) of their last six home matches in all competitions while keeping four clean sheets. Across their eight competitive home matches this season, they have scored 2+ goals six times, and averaged 1.86 goals in the first half of play, while covering a -1.5 handicap in their last four wins here.
Olympique Marseille took a 3-0 beating in the reverse fixture, and lost their next two UCL matches as well without finding the net, setting a new record of 13 straight UCL defeats. Two second-half penalties won their last UCL match (against Olympiacos), and should they take more points in the final round than the Greeks, they will make third and qualify for the UEFA Europa League.
Away from home, Marseille have won just one of their last 15 European matches (W1, D5, L9) and one of their last 12 visits to English sides (W1, D4, L7). They’ve won three (L2) of their last five competitive away matches while none of the five featured both teams scoring.
Manchester City 3-1 Marseille