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Lille vs Marseille: Predictions and Betting Tips
Can Lille hold on to the top?
After being eliminated by Ajax from the UEFA Europa League last week, Lille will have their focus on the Ligue 1 championship as they have emerged as one of the contenders to win the Ligue 1 this season for the first time since 2010-11.
The main reason for this season’s Lille’s success has been their defense. Les Dogues have the best joint defense with PSG conceding 17 goals in 27 matches. They had five clean sheets in their last seven Ligue 1 matches and 14 during the whole season.
With 11 matches remaining in the season, coach Christoph Galtier knows his team has to keep its focus and take every match very seriously. They are in great form but drew their last two home games against Strasbourg and Brest, Galtier knows they can’t afford to lose more points.
Marseille searching for a way to come back
After a troubled last couple of weeks with coach Andre Villas-Boas, Marseille have appointed a new coach Argentinian Jorge Sampaoli. Les Olympiens have lost momentum amid the feud that was going on between their coach and administration as they find themselves 8th at the table.
New coach Jorge Sampaoli is known for his high motivational influence on his players and the Marseille fans hope to see the results as soon as possible. They are seven points behind a Champions League qualification spot and they have to get back to winning ways.
Marseille have just one win in ten matches. They haven’t won an away game in seven games, their last win being at Nimes in early December 2020.
- Lille are unbeaten at home in three matches
- Marseille are unbeaten in four matches
- Lille have conceded one goal in the last five matches
- Marseille are unbeaten in three away matches
Lille vs Marseille Prediction
The opposite fixture of this matchup this season ended 0-0. There haven’t been too many goals in both team’s matches this season as 22 of 27 matches of Lille’s matches and 19 of 26 matches of Marseille’s matches saw under 3.5 goals.
So far this season Lille have averaged 1.57 goals per home game and Marseille have averaged 1.15 goal per away game.
Taking in consideration Lille’s tough defense and Marseille’s difficulty to score in away games as they have scored four goals in their last five away matches, we predict an under 2.5 goals for this match.
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