Marseille take on the visitors Lille at “Stade Velodrome” in the gameweek 34 of the French Ligue 1. The match will be played in Marseille on Saturday, April 21st.
Marseille conduct a great season. The team’s summer enforcement brought excellent results: the club managed to promote to the UEFA Europa League quarter-final where it will face Salzburg while in the French elite division “Les Phoceens” currently occupy the fourth place in the table. Marseille have the same number of points as Lyon, but settle lower only because of worse tiebreaker. There are no doubts that the side will fight for the third position till the very end of the season as it gives a pass to the UEFA Champions League qualification and means larger income from the Eurocups. It should be noted that “Les Olympiens” have got only two defeats from Lyon and Rennes in 16 encounters conducted at “Stade Velodrome”, having also earned 2:2 draws against Monaco and Paris SG at the home pitch.
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Meanwhile, Lille sit in the relegation zone, namely on the 18th place in the Ligue 1 standings, being only one point away from the safe 17th position. The current situation forces the side to play actively in attack which leads to some positive results, unfortunately, only in terms of scored goals. In latest tackles conducted on the road “Les Dogues” recorded three losses from Bordeaux, Monaco and Nice with the same 1:2 scoreline as well as 2:2 draw against Nantes.
Lille have not managed to beat Marseille across eight consecutive head-to-heads played within the Ligue 1. The upcoming hosts will probably tend to save their forces and succeed thanks to a higher class, however, “Les Dogues” will not give up easily. Taking into account the mentioned above as well as the teams’ attacking capability, I believe that at least three goals will be combined in the forthcoming fight which is still not likely to end with the visitors’ triumph.
Prediction for the match: Marseille to win with +0.5 Asian handicap (1X). Over 2.5 scored goals.