The most expensive recruit in OM history, Portuguese striker Vitinha will make his debut on Sunday against Nice, at the end of the 22nd day of Ligue 1.
Opening night for Vitinha. He was recruited in the last hours of the winter transfer window by OM, for nearly 32 million euros, and the Portuguese will appear for the first time in his new colors, this Sunday, when Nice comes to the Vélodrome in the closing match of 22H Ligue 1 day. The forward has only had a few training sessions in both legs with the Olympic club, but Igor Tudor still decided to fit him up front in Marseille’s attack from kick-off. The former Braga player took Alexis Sanchez’s place on the bench to breathe in particular anticipation of the classic match, on Wednesday evening, in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Paris Saint-Germain.
This is not the only change in OM’s starting line-up compared to the match won on Wednesday in Nantes (0-2). As announced by the Marseille coach, Dimitri Payet is the starting player in the midfield, while Mathieu Guendouzi and Jonathan Klaus also return to the starting line-up for OM.
Unbeaten in the league since October 22, and the defeat against Lens (0-1), OM will try to achieve a new victory against Nice, in a full recovery since the appointment of Didier Digard as coach, to remain within five points of Paris Saint-Germain in. Leading the standings, he is four lengths ahead of Lens, and tied for Brest (1-1).
Possible configuration of OM
Pemba, leg, ballerdi
Klaus, Ranger, Guendouzi, Nuno Tavares