Olympique Marseille vs Lille match preview: Even contest expected at Orange Vélodrome

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Competition: France Ligue 1
Competition: Sun 20.September
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Orange Vélodrome (67000 seats)

After two games we know a little more about the qualities of Olympique Marseille and Lille in this fresh Ligue 1 season. Read our match preview!

We should expect both teams to be fresh and ready for this match, as there is some time since both teams last played. Let's have a look at how the teams are doing!

These teams have little in common geographically as Lille have to travel 1000 kilometers to reach their opponents. The trip home will be especially long if the match ends in defeat.

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Olympique Marseille form and stats

A strong away win for Olympique against Paris Saint Germain the last match, as Florian Thauvin were on target. Nobody expected Olympique to beat Paris Saint Germain in the last match, but sometimes David beats Goliath. In the game before, an away victory match versus Brest with a 3-2 scoreline.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Olympique Marseille have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found four matches with the results: Won two, drawn zero and lost two.

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Lille form and stats

A perfect away game record so far for the visitors in the Ligue 1, but they have only played once. Last season their away game stats were 4 wins, 2 draws and 7 defeats from 13 matches.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan is eager to challenge this, with his 196 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Lille won their last game, 1-0 versus Metz played at home. Ahead of that match was the victory versus Reims at their stadium, the result 1-0.

Luiz Araújo came off the bench to score the winning goal in the match against Metz last time out, making the manager C. Galtier feel like a tactical genius.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Lille playing away and similar expectations, we found nine relevant matches. Results were three Lille wins, one draw and five defeats.

It's early days yet, but Lille has scored 1 and conceded 0 goals from their travels in the league so far (1 game).

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Olympique six wins, two draws and Lille two victories. As for goals, six matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), four games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

Olympique MarseilleD. Ćaleta-Car
D. Ćaleta-Car
2 goals
OlympiqueF. Thauvin
F. Thauvin
2 goals
LilleJ. Bamba
J. Bamba
2 goals

Olympique Marseille missing players

Lille missing players

Olympique Marseille Lille
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
2 0 0 Played P 0 1 3
2 0 0 Won W 0 1 2
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 1
0 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
4 0 0 Scored S 0 1 3
2 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 1
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 100% 100%
50% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 33%
50% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 0%
50% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 33%
50% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 100% 67%
0% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
2 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 2 4.7
7 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 1 2
6 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 1 1.7
2 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
13 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 9 30
7 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 3 10
57% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 33% 30%
Olympique Marseille Last season Lille
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
28 14   Played P   13 28
16 8   Won W   4 15
8 4   Drew D   2 4
4 2   Lost L   7 9
41 21   Scored S   11 35
29 14   Conceded C   18 27
86% 93%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   100% 96%
75% 79%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   69% 68%
46% 50%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   31% 43%
29% 29%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   8% 7%
7% 0%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   8% 4%
54% 64%   BTTS BTTS   46% 39%
39% 29%   Clean Sheets C S   23% 43%
21% 14%   Failed to Score F T   31% 21%
 
5.4 6.1   Corners for (avg) C F   5.5 5.5
4 3.4   Corners against (avg) C A   4.5 4
2.4 2.2   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.4 1.9
3 3   Red cards R C   3 3
 
379 218   Total Shots T S   150 348
114 62   Shots on Target S O   56 132
36% 34%   Goal Efficiency G E   20% 27%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Rennes 3 2 1 0 7 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 1 0 5 3 3 7
2 Monaco 3 2 1 0 5 3 2 1 1 0 4 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
3 Lille 3 2 1 0 3 1 2 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 7
4 Saint-Étienne 2 2 0 0 4 0 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 6
5 Montpellier 3 2 0 1 6 4 2 2 0 0 5 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 6
6 Olympique Marseille 2 2 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 4 2 2 6
7 Lens 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 1 4 4 1 6
8 Nice 3 2 0 1 5 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 3 3 1 6
9 Angers SCO 3 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
10 Bordeaux 3 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 5
11 Olympique Lyonnais 3 1 1 1 5 3 1 1 0 0 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 2 4
12 Nantes 3 1 1 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 1 1 1 2 0 4
13 Nimes 3 1 0 2 7 6 2 1 0 1 6 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 3
14 Lorient 3 1 0 2 5 6 2 1 0 1 5 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 -1 3
15 Paris Saint Germain 3 1 0 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 3
16 Brest 3 1 0 2 4 7 1 0 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 4 -3 3
17 Reims 3 0 1 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 3 -2 1
18 Metz 3 0 0 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 2 -3 0
19 Dijon 3 0 0 3 1 7 2 0 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 -6 0
20 Strasbourg 3 0 0 3 1 7 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 2 1 5 -6 0
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Paris Saint Germain 27 22 2 3 75 24 14 12 1 1 44 11 13 10 1 2 31 13 51 68
2 Olympique Marseille 28 16 8 4 41 29 14 8 4 2 21 14 14 8 4 2 20 15 12 56
3 Rennes 28 15 5 8 38 24 14 9 2 3 25 14 14 6 3 5 13 10 14 50
4 Lille 28 15 4 9 35 27 15 11 2 2 24 9 13 4 2 7 11 18 8 49
5 Reims 28 10 11 7 26 21 14 5 7 2 12 7 14 5 4 5 14 14 5 41
6 Nice 28 11 8 9 41 38 15 8 4 3 28 20 13 3 4 6 13 18 3 41
7 Olympique Lyonnais 28 11 7 10 42 27 13 5 4 4 17 7 15 6 3 6 25 20 15 40
8 Montpellier 28 11 7 10 35 34 14 10 2 2 26 10 14 1 5 8 9 24 1 40
9 Monaco 28 11 7 10 44 44 14 8 2 4 29 22 14 3 5 6 15 22 0 40
10 Angers SCO 28 11 6 11 28 33 15 8 3 4 20 13 13 3 3 7 8 20 -5 39
11 Strasbourg 27 11 5 11 32 32 13 7 3 3 22 14 14 4 2 8 10 18 0 38
12 Bordeaux 28 9 10 9 40 34 13 4 5 4 19 12 15 5 5 5 21 22 6 37
13 Nantes 28 11 4 13 28 31 14 6 2 6 11 11 14 5 2 7 17 20 -3 37
14 Brest 28 8 10 10 34 37 14 6 6 2 21 11 14 2 4 8 13 26 -3 34
15 Metz 28 8 10 10 27 35 14 5 4 5 18 17 14 3 6 5 9 18 -8 34
16 Dijon 28 7 9 12 27 37 14 6 6 2 20 15 14 1 3 10 7 22 -10 30
17 Saint-Étienne 28 8 6 14 29 45 14 4 6 4 15 18 14 4 0 10 14 27 -16 30
18 Nimes 28 7 6 15 29 44 14 6 2 6 17 15 14 1 4 9 12 29 -15 27
19 Amiens SC 28 4 11 13 31 50 14 3 5 6 17 23 14 1 6 7 14 27 -19 23
20 Toulouse 28 3 4 21 22 58 13 3 0 10 11 24 15 0 4 11 11 34 -36 13

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Ligue 1 is the top league in the French football league system. Seasons run from August to May with 20 teams playing a total of 380 fixtures. The team topping the league table after the final game is the champion of France, receiving the trophy L’Hexagoal. Ligue 1 is one of the top five European leagues.