Marseille vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 20th September 2020
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Velodrome.
The big Sunday night game will see two quality sides in Ligue 1 go head to head.
A lot of questions are being asked of Marseille who have seen their big rivals PSG struggle at the beginning of the season but haven’t really been able to take much advantage of the situation. Marseille were expected to win their last game at home against Saint Etienne and yet lost 2-0. The club played well in spells but only had 2 shots on target.
Still OM are in a good position, they won their first two games which included a very rare win in Paris over PSG, but they need to press on and they need the win here, yes it is early in the season but PSG have the bar so high now that if other clubs want to challenge they need consistency and good starts.
Lille come into this game in 4th place and have one more point than Marseille. They are unbeaten so far and their last game ended in a 1-0 home win over Metz. They have also drawn against Rennes and beat Reims away form home. Though they have only scored 3 goals so far they have also only conceded once and could have a mean defence, but of course it is too early to tell.
Marseille vs Lille: Head to Head
- Last season Marseille won this game 2-1.
- The last 3 meetings have ended with the same score of 2-1.
- Since 2011 Lille have only won at this ground once.
- The last 5 league games have all seen over 2.5 goals.
Marseille vs Lille: Prediction
Marseille are the better side but we need to respect the fact of how they lost their last home league game. Also Lille are not a bad side even if they do not have a good record here.
We think this could be a close battle for the teams, but want to seek value and believe there are goals in this Marseille side. We will take a small risk and back Marseille to win but with a minus handicap to drive up the price. The home side have many attacking options, and it’s possible that the Saint Etienne loss was just a blip for the club.
Marseille vs Lille Betting Tips:
Marseille to beat Saint Etienne with a – 1 goal start at 5.00 (4/1)
Anytime goalscorer: Florian Thauvin of Marseille at 3.25 (9/4).