MARSEILLE v LILLE – FRANCE LIGUE ONE
January 29 2016,Stade Vélodrome, 19:30 GMT+0
Marseille has changed much of its players during this summer, and despite all expectation performed well. Not only that, but “The Phocians” are undefeated when playing at Stade Vélodrome in last 6 matches, since 8.11.15, when Nice won (0:1).
Marseille has given us great results in recent matches, (1:3) win against Caen, (2:0) win against Montpellier and draw (1:1) with Lyon. These don’t see as a great results, but we need to take into consideration many of the old players left the club, and those performances are solely a result of Marseille’s “young generation” players. One of those is Michy Batshuay, who scored 12 goals this season and is the best scorer in his club, despite being just 22 years old.
The hosts will be without Ocampos, Mendy and Diaby, whereas Romain Alessandrini might join his team today.
The visitors, Lille are currently on 14th place and are coming from a win against Bordeaux (5:1). Because of this match you might think Lille will start having a good form and have a good chance to win this match. But those presumptions are wrong, as that score is a result of bad goalkeeping showed by home team. Lille will not be able to threaten today’s opponents, as I believe Lille has a lot of problems in both attack and defence.
Lille will have to play without Maignan and Basa, whereas Boufal has returned after his injury.
My prediction is that Marseille will win with more than a goal today, so Marseille -0.5 seems as a decent bet. If you want to play carefully, take Marseille -0.25 so you can get some back in case of a draw.
Prediction: Marseille -0.5
Odds: 2.07 SBOBET