Preview: Marseille vs. Borussia Dortmund

Sports Mole previews Wednesday's Champions League encounter between Marseille and Borussia Dortmund in France.

Borussia Dortmund travel to Marseille in the Champions League on Wednesday with one foot already in the next round of the competition.

The German giants, who are currently in second place in Group F, will guarantee their place in the last 16 if they avoid a heavy defeat and Napoli fail to rout leaders Arsenal in the night's other fixture.

Meanwhile, Marseille start life without manager Elie Baup looking to pick up their first points of the competition following five consecutive defeats.

Dortmund earned themselves a comfortable 3-0 victory when the teams met in Germany two months ago.

Sven Bender misses out for the visitors with a twisted ankle, but Nuri Sahin could recover from ligament damage in time for the match. Ilkay Gundogan, Mats Hummels, Neven Subotic and Marcel Schmelzer remain sidelined.

Nicolas N'Koulou and Alaixys Romao are suspended for the hosts, while Mathieu Valbuena and Andre Ayew are both injured.

Recent form

Marseille: WWLWLL

Dortmund: LLWWWL

Possible starting lineups

Marseille: Mandanda; Fanni, Mendes, Diawara, Mendy; Thauvin, Lemina, Imbula, Cheyrou, Payet; Gignac

Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Grosskreutz, Friedrich, Kehl, Durm; Aubameyang, Blaszczykowski, Reus, Piszczek, Mkhitaryan; Lewandowski

Sports Mole says: 0-3

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Paris Saint-GermainPSG21182167155256
2Marseille22145345222347
3Lyon21136249212845
4MonacoMonaco21134448212743
5NantesNantes2210481921-234
6Montpellier HSCMontpellier2271052015531
7Rennes229492730-331
8Nice219482731-431
9GuingampGuingamp228592429-529
10StrasbourgStrasbourg227692737-1027
11Caen2283111424-1027
12Bordeaux2275102431-726
13AmiensAmiens2274112024-425
14Dijon2274113145-1425
15Troyes2273122231-924
16Saint-EtienneSt Etienne2165102036-1623
17Angers2241082532-722
18Lille2264121933-1422
19Toulouse2255122032-1220
20Metz2143141735-1815
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