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The Ligue 1 game at Stade Vélodrome on Sunday sees home side Marseille lock horns with Lille.
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Marseille are hoping to win again after their last result, a 0-1 Ligue 1 victory against Girondins de Bordeaux.
In that game, Marseille had 65% possession and 18 shots at goal with 6 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Marseille was Cengiz Ünder (37'). For their opponents, Girondins de Bordeaux got 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target.
Marseille have been on a persistent run of goalscoring form, netting every time they’ve gone out to play in their last 6 matches.
They’ve managed to rack up 12 during that period while seeing the number of goals scored against them stand at 2. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether that trend will persist in this next match or not.
Their previous form shows that Marseille:
- haven't won against Lille in their last 3 matches in the league.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Last time out, Lille drew 2-2 in the Coupe De France tie with RC Lens.
In that match, Lille managed 42% possession and 8 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The only player to score for Lille was Amadou Onana (28', 33'). On the other side, RC Lens had 26 shots at goal with 11 of them on target. Seko Fofana (67', 95') was the scorer for RC Lens. The game was won 3-4 by RC Lens on penalties.
Lille have been good when going forward in their most recent fixtures, having scored 13 times in their last 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Lille can also improve defensively after being scored against in 5 of those same outings.
Looking at their past form shows that Lille:
- have not emerged victorious against Marseille in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
Looking at their prior head-to-head meetings going back to 25/01/2019 tells us that Marseille have won 2 of them & Lille 3, with the number of draws standing at 1.
A combined sum of 15 goals were scored between the two sides in this period, with 6 of them from Les Olympiens and 9 being from LOSC. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 9 on 03/10/2021 which finished with the scoreline of Lille 2-0 Marseille.
That time, Lille had 36% possession and 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. The scorer was Jonathan David (28', 95').
Marseille got 10 shots on goal with 3 of them on target.
The referee was Jérémie Pignard.
Team News: Marseille
Availability isn’t a big problem, with just a single fitness concern for the Marseille manager Jorge Sampaoli to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group. Konrad de la Fuente (Knock) won’t play. Cédric Bakambu is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
It seems likely that Les Olympiens may well use the 4-3-3 system this time and select Pau Lopez, Pol Lirola, William Saliba, Duje Caleta-Car, Luan Peres, Matteo Guendouzi, Boubacar Kamara, Gerson, Cengiz Under, Arkadiusz Milik and Dimitri Payet.
Team News: Lille
Due to a mostly healthy group of players, there’s only the sole fitness issue for the Lille manager Jocelyn Gourvennec to be concerned with. Timothy Weah (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
From our viewpoint, LOSC could decide to play in a 4-4-2 lineup, starting the game with Ivo Grbic, Mehmet Zeki Celik, Jose Fonte, Sven Botman, Reinildo, Renato Sanches, Benjamin Andre, Amadou Onana, Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz.
We’re of the opinion that Lille will likely be able to find the net against this Marseille outfit, although that might not quite prevent them from conceding a couple at the other end.
We think that it’s going to be a very close game with a 2-1 advantage for Marseille at full-time. We’ll have to see what happens.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Pablo Longoria
Manager: Jorge Sampaoli
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 3, Coupe De France (1/8 Finals), Conference League (Knockout round play-offs)
🔑 Key Player: Dimitri Payet
Typically deployed in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Dimitri Payet was born in Saint-Pierre, Réunion. Having played his first senior match for Nantes in the 2005 - 2006 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 7 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign to date in a total of 16 appearances.