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Lille vs Marseille Prediction & Betting tips
Lille is still doing very well in the French league and has three good wins in the fight for international places. This weekend there will be a top match between Lille and Marseille at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. In the forecast, the well-known bookmakers see the host as the favorite.
This is not completely surprising, because the mastiffs are in excellent shape and are particularly strong in their own stadium. This was also shown on the penultimate matchday when coach Galtier’s team narrowly prevailed against third-placed Stade Rennes. However, the second best away team of Ligue 1 is now arriving with Marseille.
Coach Villas-Boas’s squad recently surrendered against Lyon in the cup, but has been doing well in the French league for months. Accordingly, l’OM will probably start the journey to fourth place with plenty of confidence. The spectators in the stadium can look forward to an interesting comparison between two top teams on Sunday evening.
For Lille, things are going much better in the French league at the moment. The fans recently worried a little about their team. First of all, the mastiffs received a 1: 5 pack at AS Monaco in the last game of last year and this year there were two more defeats.
What was particularly surprising here was the bankruptcy of relegation candidate Dijon, while you can of course lose to Paris Saint Germain at home. This 0-2 defeat to Paris was the first home defeat for the very strong Great Danes. Previously, Lille had been unbeaten in ten home games and had an impressive eight wins and two draws.
Because in February things went really well again and the team won all three league games this month. On the penultimate matchday, Lille also managed a narrow home win against the strong Rennes and underlined its international ambitions.
In this encounter, it was Loic Remy who, in the fourth minute of the game, ensured the final decisive goal for the later 1-0 home win. After all, that was the striker’s fourth goal, which Wolfsburg had already scored in the past. Top scorer at Lille is still Victor Osimhen, who, after his goal last weekend in the 2-0 away win at Angers, now has twelve goals.
Therefore, it would be all the more bitter for Lille if the slightly battered striker should fail on Sunday. Yusuf Yazici, who will not be able to play this season due to a cruciate ligament injury, will definitely be missing.
For Marseille, things are going really well this season in the French league. This means that fans can currently enjoy second place in the Ligue 1 table. With an eight point lead over the third place winner, there is a lot to be said for participating in the Champions League in the coming season.
That would be a great success for the Portuguese coach Villas-Boas, who was brought to Marseille by those responsible for this. There was a disappointment for l’OM during the week in the Coupe de France, where Olympique Lyon were beaten by a late goal and missed the semi-finals of this cup competition.
However, under normal circumstances, it cannot be assumed that this loss could have a major negative impact on the team. Marseille is simply too strong in the French league for that. Marseille have been unbeaten in 13 consecutive games in Ligue 1 and secured an impressive ten wins and three draws during this time.
Overall, the South French scored a decent 33 goals in the league and were particularly convincing on the defensive and only conceded 21 goals in 24 league games. Goalkeeper Steve Mandanda probably no longer knows what a goal in the league feels like because the goalkeeper has kept his box clean five times in a row.
The last away defeat was won by l’OM in October 2019 when a package was picked up in Paris. Since then, Marseille have been unbeaten six times in a row and have taken four away wins and two draws. Last weekend, Marseille had a home game against Toulouse, won by a goal from Dimitri Payet.
He is one of the most important players in the team anyway, so in Marseille you will try everything to get the last slightly damaged Payet fit again by Sunday. The game in Lille is probably too early for Florian Thauvin, who may be able to take part again soon after an ankle injury.
Lille vs Marseille head to head matches
02.11.19 L1 Marseille Lille 2 : 1
25.01.19 L1 Marseille Lille 1 : 2
30.09.18 L1 Lille Marseille 3 : 0
21.04.18 L1 Marseille Lille 5 : 1
29.10.17 L1 Lille Marseille 0 : 1