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Lille vs Marseille Live Stream, Predictions
Marseille will visit The Decathlon Arena on Saturday for the Ligue 1 clash with hosts Lille.
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📏 Form Guide
Lille prepare for this fixture following a 0-0 Ligue 1 draw versus Monaco.
In that game, Lille had 59% possession and 10 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. Monaco got 8 attempts at goal with 1 of them on target.
Their more recent scorelines reveal that not much more can be done by the Lille defence. Lille have given the opposition little, seeing the total number of goals that have flown into the back of their net over the course of their past six games standing at 4.
Their past results show that Lille:
- have not emerged victorious against Marseille in their last 2 league games.
- are undefeated in their previous 14 league matches at home. What a fortress they have created.
Marseille will come into the encounter after a 3-1 Ligue 1 win to beat Angers SCO in their most recent fixture.
In that game, Marseille managed 62% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 6 of them on target. For Marseille, the goalscorers were Alexis Sánchez (34'), Dimitri Payet (48') and Jordan Veretout (77'). On the other side, Angers had 4 attempts on goal with 1 on target. Abdallah Sima (28') was the scorer for Angers SCO.
In as many as 5 of the previous 6 clashes featuring Marseille, at least three goals have been hit. The overall average number of goals per game in that time is 2.83, with the number of goals averaged by Marseille being 1.83. Still, time will tell whether such a trend might continue on in this match.
Coming into this fixture, Marseille have not registered a win against Lille in games played away from home for the previous 2 league games.
👥 Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings stretching back to 16/02/2020, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Lille winning 2 of those games, Marseille 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 14 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 8 for LOSC and 6 created by Les Olympiens. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.33.
The previous league encounter between the two was Ligue 1 match day 7 on 10/09/2022 when it finished Marseille 2-1 Lille.
That day, Marseille had 53% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 7 of them on target. The goalscorers were Alexis Sánchez (26') and Samuel Gigot (61').
On the other side, Lille got 7 attempts at goal with 3 on target. Ismaily (12') was the scorer.
The referee was Benoît Millot.
📋 Team News: Lille
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just a single fitness concern for the Lille boss Paulo Fonseca to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Tiago Djaló (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out.
It seems likely that LOSC should use the 4-2-3-1 system for this one, utilising Lucas Chevalier, Timothy Weah, Bafode Diakite, Leny Yoro, Ismaily, Angel Gomes, Benjamin Andre, Adam Ounas, Remy Cabella, Jonathan Bamba and Jonathan David.
📰 Team News: Marseille
Marseille manager Igor Tudor has to currently contend with reduced team options. Azzedine Ounahi (Fractured Toe) and Amine Harit (Cruciate Ligament Injury) can’t be considered. Dimitri Payet cannot play in this game through suspension.
From our viewpoint, Les Olympiens could decide to utilise a 3-4-2-1 system, settling for Pau Lopez, Chancel Mbemba, Leonardo Balerdi, Sead Kolasinac, Issa Kabore, Jonathan Clauss, Valentin Rongier, Jordan Veretout, Cengiz Under, Ruslan Malinovsky and Alexis Sanchez.
For this match, we think that Marseille should get enough chances to get a goal against this Lille outfit, although it probably shouldn’t be as many as they’ll concede.
Our tip is for a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 victory for Lille when the full-time whistle blows. It should be a decent one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
Lucas Pereira, 00:41 16/05/2023
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: The Decathlon Arena (50,186)
Captain: José Fonte
Chairman: Olivier Létang
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 5
⭐ Star Player: Jonathan David
Typically used in the Striker position, Jonathan David was born in Brooklyn, USA. After making a first senior appearance for KAA Gent in the 2018 - 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has netted 21 league goals in this Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 campaign so far coming from a total of 34 appearances.
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