Marseille vs Lille: Preview, Prediction & Betting Tips.
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Fixture: Marseille vs Lille
League: Ligue 1
Venue: Orange Vélodrome
Date: Sunday 18th December
Home advantage is hugely important in Ligue 1 and that particularly holds true for Marseille. The hosts are undefeated at home and have only let in one goal from their eight home matches.
Marseille have struggled to get going offensively at times this season, but over the past two weeks they have found the back of the net five times. Over those two gameweeks, the front three of N’Jie, Gomis and Thauvin finally appeared to get on the same page and the result was devastating for the opposing defenses.
Lille enter this matchup on a three game win streak and will be hoping that their trip to the fortress that is Orange Vélodrome doesn’t end that record.
While Lille may be high on confidence at the moment, their away record suggests that they will struggle against Marseille. The visitors have only won once on the road and have been shut out in three of their last four away matches.
The hosts will hunker down and, as usual, be near impossible to break down in front of their own fans. Marseilles’ in-form front three should also be able to cause enough problems for Lille that they eventually find the breakthrough.
Marseille: Pele; Hubocan, Rolando, Fanni, Sakai; Anguissa, Vainqueur, Lopez; N’Jie, Gomis, Thauvin
Lille: Enyeama; Palmieri, Basa, Soumaoro, Corchia; Sankhare, Amadou, Sliti, Benzia, Lopes; Preville
Marseille: Cabella (out), Diarra (out), Bedimo (out), Diaby (out), Sane (out)
Lille: Mendes (out), Mothiba (out), Mavuba (out), Bautheac (out), Bissouma (out)