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Marseille will be taking on visitors Lille at Stade Vélodrome in this Ligue 1 match on Sunday.
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Marseille will be wanting a better result here following the 0-2 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of St Etienne.
In that game, Marseille had 58% possession and 13 shots at goal with 2 on target. At the other end, AS Saint-Etienne got 12 shots on goal with 5 on target. Romain Hamouma (6') and Denis Bouanga (75') scored for St Etienne.
Matches with Marseille have often been lively ones lately with a lot of goalmouth action expected. Over their past six games alone, the sum of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of those coming from Les Olympiens.
Heading into this fixture, Marseille have not lost a league tie with LOSC Lille Métropole in their previous 2 games.
Lille will go into this match after a 1-0 Ligue 1 win as they beat FC Metz in their most recent outing.
In that match, Lille had 61% possession and 17 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. The scorer for Lille was Luiz Araújo (88'). FC Metz got 5 shots on goal with 1 on target.
In their last six clashes, Lille have amassed a tally of 8 goals. LOSC have additionally got on the scoresheet on each one of those occasions. In that time, they have seen 1 goal go against them. Previous results aside, time will tell whether that pattern shall be replicated here in this match.
Heading into this contest, Lille are unbeaten in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
Looking over their most recent head to head clashes going back to 29/10/2017 shows us that Marseille have won 4 of these games and Lille 2, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A combined sum of 19 goals were yielded between them throughout the course of those matches, with 11 of them from Les Olympiens and 8 belonging to LOSC. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.17.
The previous league encounter between these sides was Ligue 1 match day 25 on 16/02/2020 and the score finished Lille 1-2 Marseille.
In that game, Lille had 55% possession and 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The scorers were Victor Osimhen (51') and Reinildo Mandava (66' Own goal).
For their opponents, Marseille got 5 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Darío Benedetto (69') was the scorer.
The match was refereed by Frank Schneider.
Team News: Marseille
Marseille manager André Villas-Boas does not have any fitness worries whatsoever coming into this clash with a completely healthy squad available to choose from. Jordan Amavi will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
It looks as if Les Olympiens may well use the 4-3-3 system in the match, utilising Steve Mandanda, Leonardo Balerdi, Duje Caleta-Car, Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon, Hiroki Sakai, Morgan Sanson, Boubacar Kamara, Valentin Rongier, Florian Thauvin, Maxime Lopez and Dimitri Payet.
Team News: Lille
Due to a completely injury-free squad to pick from, Lille boss Christophe Galtier has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this match.
We believe LOSC seem most likely to play in a 4-4-2 system, choosing Mike Maignan, Jérémy Pied, Sven Botman, Jose Miguel Fonte, Domagoj Bradaric, Jonathan Ikoné, Boubakary Soumaré, Benjamin Andre, Jonathan Bamba, Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz.
We’re inclined to think that Lille will need things to go their way to get anything against this Marseille side who we think will likely be able to grind out a win.
With that in mind, we reckon that it will be a hard-fought contest, finishing with a 1-0 victory for Marseille at full-time.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Vélodrome (67,394)
Captain: Steve Mandanda
Chairman: Jacques-Henri Eyraud
Manager: André Villas-Boas
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 5
⭐ Star Man: Florian Thauvin
Regularly deployed in the Right Wing position, Florian Thauvin was born in Orléans, France. After having made a senior debut playing for Grenoble in the 2010 - 2011 season, the goalscoring Forward has got 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 season so far in 2 appearances.