Marseille are third in Ligue 1 and are level on points with Monaco in second with the top three securing a Champions League spot. Strasbourg are in fifth which would be Europa League but it is tight with two teams behind them ready for any slip ups.
The hosts have stuttered a little of late with two defeats from their last three Ligue 1 games. The visitors have won back-to-back matches and are now three unbeaten in the French league.
At home, Marseille have won three of their last four suffering defeat last time out here going down 3-0 to Nantes. On the road, Strasbourg have won just one of their last six although four of these have been drawn.
Only Nice (34) and PSG (36) have a better defensive record than Marseille in Ligue 1 this season who have conceded just 38 goals. Strasbourg are also strong at the back and have shipped just one more goal (39).
Dimitri Payet is the leading Marseille goal-scorer this season with 12 goals while also having ten assists. Three Strasbourg players have double-fingers with 12 for Ludovic Ajorque, 11 for Mohamadou Diallo and Kevin Gamiero.
Marseille vs Strasbourg : Match Stats
Both teams to score is the obvious play here in a fixture that both sides really need to win to achieve their European qualification aims. Two of the last four at this ground have seen both teams net and four of the last seven at all grounds for Strasbourg.
Alexander Djiku is a no nonsense defender and has already been booked on ten occasions this season. He has booked in his last two away games and looks value to be shown a card at any time in this one.