Marseille will face Lille at Stade Vélodrome of French Ligue 1 22 Round. Marseille against Lille is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Marseille looks great this year at home pitch, however, they are struggling to play away matches. Stade Vélodrome they won 5 matches, played draw 3 times and lost only once. They have to get together and start fighting for getting into the European league, especially as there are good players in Marseille who can do it. F. Thauvin, D. Payet, and L. Ocampos are showing great form by playing in attacking positions. However, they can face problems because of L. Ocampos and M. Sanson yellow card suspensions, moreover, center back Adil Rami can miss the match due to muscle injury. Marseille is strong at attacking set pieces, attacking down the wings and coming back from losing positions, however, they are weak at defending counter-attacks, what could give a chance to score for fast players in opponents team. Olympic de Marseille scoring in average 1.6 goals at Ligue 1.
Lille this year is showing great form and standing at the second position of Ligue 1, however, they have problems with playing away matches. Les Dogues has won only 5 of 10 away matches this season and that is only 6th result in France highest league. Lille doesn’t have popular names in their squad, however, N. Pepe is showing the best form being involved in 20 goals this season and J. Bamba with 8 goals and 2 assists. They need to save their position at Ligue 1 and get a chance to show their best at the Champions League next season. Away team is great at counter attacks, creating chances using through balls and creating scoring chances, but facing problems with aerial duels and protecting the lead. Lille scoring in average 1.6 goals at Ligue 1 this season.
In the last two years, teams have met 4 times, each match was very unpredictable because of the form of each clubs was not stable. Marseille has won two matches, once they have a draw, and Lille won once. Matches finished equal times with under and scored over goals.