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Olympique Marseille and Lille meet at Stade Vélodrome, in a match for the 34 th round of the Liga 1. Olympique Marseille won the away match by (0-1) the last time they met in this edition of the league, on 29-10 -2017. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 2 draws in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 12-18-2016, in a match for the League 1 that ended with the victory of Olympique Marseille by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by B. Gomis (56 ‘) and F. Thauvin (61’) for Olympique Marseille. In spite of being a match between 4th and 5th of the table, it is actually a match between the 3rd classified in home matches and the 16th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 4 th position of the league, with 66 points won, after 19 wins, 9 draws and 5 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in a home match against Montpellier, by (0-0). In the last match, they won in an away match against Troyes, by (2-3). This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 34 points in away matches and 32 at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 24 conceded in away matches, against 35 goals scored and 16 conceded at home. For the league, Olympique Marseille won 21 points out of 30 possible points, after 6 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 16 matches). The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so they have not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 33 matches in the competition, he suffered the first goal 11 times and only managed 3 comebacks.
Marseille is going through a moment of great confidence in the season, fighting for a place in European competitions next year and will play the semi-final of the Europa League. In the last match for the French championship, Marseille added a victory in Troyes’ home ground, by 2-3. In this match against his fans, coach Rudi García will have to keep the team in 4-2-3-1, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks, especially through the flanks. The far right Florian Thauvian is the best score of Marseille, with 17 goals scored. It is important to emphasize that the locals have exhibited a lot of competition in the final, having scored an average of 2.19 goals per game in their stadium, something that will torment their adversary. For this game the coach can not count on Sarr, Mandanda, Kamara and Rolando, all with physical problems.
The away team is currently in the ª position, without any points won, after 7 wins, 8 draws and 18 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Bordeaux, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Guingamp, by (2-2). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it conquered similar results at home and abroad. For the league, Lille won 7 points out of 30 possible points, after 2 wins, 1 draw and 7 losses in the last 10 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 1-0 (6 out of 16 matches). The team has not been too strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 11 of the last 16 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 33 matches in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 20 times and never got the comeback.
Lille is one of the candidates to lose division in the French championship, since it is going through a very complicated phase, but has great individual values. Remember that the visitors do not win ten matches in a row, being that in the last game tied two against Guingamp. In this game away from home coach Christophe Galtier must play with a tactical system very similar to the last game, that is, 4-3-3, Mouthiba being the one responsible for tormenting the defensive line of the premises. Nicolas Pepe is the best score of the team, with 10 goals scored. Everything indicates that the coach can count on all his players.
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