Marseille vs Lille
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 2nd November 2019
Kick off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome (Marseille).
As usual Marseille went to their great rival PSG in Paris and lost heavy. This time it was 4-0 last weekend and that just underlined how far the club are from PSG.
Marseille come into this game in 7th place with 16 points and are 11 points behind the league leaders. A win could take the club into the top 5, but their recent form has not been good with just 1 win in their past five games. That victory came against Strasbourg at home. At Stade Velodrome Marseille have only lost 1 game but have only gained 8 points from 15 because of draws. They haven’t lost at home since the beginning of the season in a defeat against Reims.
Lille are in 3rd place and have two more points than Marseille so a win would ensure them of pulling away. Lille would go 2nd if Nantes lost or drew at the weekend and they won.
Lille’s last game ended in a comprehensive 3-0 victory over Bordeaux. But that was the clubs first victory in the league since the end of September. Whilst Lille have been picking up the points at home, they have one of the worst away records in the league with no wins yet and they have only 2 points from their last 15. Their last away game ended in a 2-1 defeat at Toulouse.
Marseille vs Lille: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture ended 2-1 to Lille.
- The last 3 meetings have all seen over 2.5 goals.
- Lille’s win at Marseille last season was their first victory at Stade Velodrome since 2011.
Marseille vs Lille: Prediction
We think Marseille can bounce back from defeat against PSG because they always tend to lose in Paris by a heavy score. They are facing a team who are very poor on the road and usually do not perform well here even if they won last season. If Marseille lose this match they will start to lose touch with the top 3 teams and a Champions League place, they are decent at home and we think they can get the win here in what could be a close game where it opens up more in the second half.
Marseille vs Lille: Bet Tips:
Marseille to beat Lille at 2.25 (5/4)
Highest Scoring Half: 2nd half at 1.91 (10/11).