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Ligue 1 – Season Continues – Lille v Olympique de Marseille on Match-day 9

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Lille at home against Marseille – Sunday – 5:00pm GMT – The Stade Pierre Mauroy.

Lille currently sitting in ninth place, are five·places lower than fourth placed Marseille, heading into the clash.

It’s 11 points so far for Lille this season, going into this match

Following two straight wins for Lille in their most recent games, they will be keen to continue that form going into this fixture.

Success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Lille can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then Les Dogues will have an incredible season. They currently sit in ninth place, with a total of 11 points having won three games, drawn two matches, and lost three fixtures.

Playing at home, Lille have won two meetings and lost one game.

Victory for Lille would take their points tally to 14 so far this season.

Lille’s squad has depth, but even so, Jocelyn Gourvennec is likely to be missing two of they key players when they start Sunday’s game.

Olympique de Marseille have 14 points to their name, going into this tie

Jorge Sampaoli will know at the end of this next match, whether Marseille’s season is back on track, having lost their last fixture and drawn against Angers SCO before that.

Marseille keep finding ways to win, having secured four victories in their last seven fixtures is astonishing this season. With 14 points, they currently sit fourth in the League having won four matches, drawn two games, and lost one game.

Marseille have won two matches and drawn one game of their three League matches on the road this season.

Winning this fixture will see Olympique de Marseille on 17 points.

Good Attacking Performance

Marseille have a good scoring record this season, with 14 netted so far (13 from open play and one penalty). Their stand out attacking players have been Dimitri Payet (5), Cengiz Under (3), and Bamba Dieng (3). Marseille have conceded eight goals.

Lille v Olympique de Marseille – Head-to-Head.

The recent form between these two sides has seen Marseille with a greater number of wins. In the last 48 meetings, they have enjoyed 24 wins, to Lille’s 13 victories. In addition, Marseille have won all eight of the last 14 meetings played against Lille. Their most recent encounter in this competition was March 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-0 away win for The Phocaeans. Previous matches between these teams have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (56.18%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Marseille to win – probability = 32.79 percent.

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