FRENCH LIGUE 1

Stade Velodrome, France

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Marseille

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Defender Jeremy Morel is not concerned by Marseille's lack of goals as they prepare to host relegation-threatened Brest tomorrow.

Elie Baup's side are second in the Ligue 1 table, nine points behind leaders Paris St Germain with six games remaining, and just two clear of Lyon as they look to secure a place in next season's Champions League group stage.

Despite their strong position in the table, OM have been hamstrung by their failure to lack the cutting edge of the teams around them.

The Stade Velodrome outfit have scored just 36 league goals so far this term, compared to PSG's tally of 57, and Lyon's 52.

But Morel is unconcerned.

``If we win 1-0 again, we have taken the three points without conceding a goal, that's my point of view,'' he told a press conference.

``What I mean by that is that we are all on the same wavelength. We would all like to win our games by two, three or four goals to nil, this is obvious.

``This season we have scored fewer goals and I can understand that for the fans, this is disappointing.

``But it is not a lack of ambition on our part. If you win the number of points is the same regardless of how often you score.

``It has not harmed us as there are six games to go and our destiny is in our own hands.''

Brest, meanwhile, are battling to avoid relegation, lying 19th in the table, three points off safety.

Manager Corentin Martins has a number of fitness concerns ahead of Saturday's game.

Paul Baysse (knee), Alexandre Alphonse (Achilles) and Geoffrey Dernis (knee) are all battling to be fit, but Benedict Lesoimier (thigh) is expected to miss out.

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