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Ligue 1 Action at the Orange Velodrome – Olympique de Marseille face RC Lens

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This Sunday sees Marseille go head to head with Lens at the Orange Velodrome – Kick-off 8:45pm GMT.

Marseille will travel to Lens, hoping to take points from their higher ranked rivals.

This season’s Ligue 1 campaign, has so far seen Olympique de Marseille achieve 14 points

Marseille come to this fixture on the back of a 0-0 away draw against Angers SCO at the Stade Raymond Kopa.

Marseille keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last four matches is astonishing this season, which is responsible for their Champion’s League qualification position. With second, they currently sit 14 points in the League having won four games and drawn two meetings.

When Marseille host Lens, they will do so on the back of two wins and one draw on their own ground.

Olympique de Marseille will have 17 points if they manage to secure a victory.

Good atacking and defensive team

Marseille have a solid defence, with only five goals conceded in their previous games. Marseille have a good scoring record this season, with 12 netted so far. This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Dimitri Payet (3), Cengiz Under (3), and Bamba Dieng (3).

Marseille’s squad has depth, but even so, Jorge Sampaoli is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

RC Lens have 12 points to their name, going into this tie

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Franck Haise’s men, following their recent home defeat at the hands of RC Strasburg in their last match.

Lens keep finding ways to win, having secured three victories in their last five matches is astonishing this season. With 12 points, they currently sit fourth in the League having won three matches, drawn three meetings, and lost one game.

Playing away from home, Lens have won two fixtures and drawn one game.

Victory for RC Lens would take their points tally to 15 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Lens, in terms of goals scored (11). Their stand out attacking players have been Seko Fofana (3), Ignatius Kpene Ganago (2), and Gael Kakuta (1). Lens have conceded eight goals.

Franck Haise will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of three of his Lens players.

Olympique de Marseille v RC Lens – Head-to-Head.

When these two sides meet, a draw is never usually the expected outcome. In the past 37 matches, Marseille have won 16 victories and Lens 13 wins. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was February 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-2 draw.

Its a 57.14 percent win probability for Marseille in this game.

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