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LILLE

Lille are in good form at the moment, and although they didn’t really deserved to win last round away at Nancy (won 2-1), that doesn’t change the fact that confidence is at good levels.

The official objective is still to avoid relegation, but Lille is one of the most powerful sides in the lower half of the table, so there shouldn’t be any problems in the final rounds.

Coach Passi made a weird choice last week and left all newly transferred players on the bench (3 important players). Maybe he realized there’s not much time left for the new players to adapt, and decided to increase chemistry instead.

Hosts will have to do without defender Basa.

MARSEILLE

It’s a mystery how Marseille managed to keep a clean sheet last week against Angers. Opponents had plenty of chances, but the ball had a life on its own and didn’t want to enter the net (Marseille won 3-0).

The victory was well deserved, but the point is Marseille are very vulnerable in the defensive phase, and the fate of a game can easily change after conceding.

They are now sitting on two consecutive Ligue1 victories, and it’s actually the first time in 2017 when Marseille won two consecutive games in Ligue 1.

Marseille are known for their inconsistency, and it will be interesting to see if they can keep up the good run.

Hosts welcome back defender Hubocan, but will miss midfielder Vainquer.

BETTING

This may be a fun game to watch, but in terms of betting it is an extremely difficult task to predict the outcome.

See all the Ligue 1 Betting Tips for this round

Lille: Enyeama, Maignan – Corchia, Béria, Soumaoro, J.Alonso, Palmieri, Arcus – Amadou, Mavuba, Xeka, Bissouma, Bauthéac, R.Lopes, Sliti, Bahlouli – Eder, Benzia, De Préville, El Ghazi, Kishna

Marseille: Enyeama, Maignan – Corchia, Béria, Soumaoro, Junior Alonso, Palmieri, Arcus – Amadou, Mavuba, Xeka, Bissouma, Bauthéac, Lopes, Sliti, Bahlouli – Eder, Benzia, De Préville, El Ghazi, Kishna.

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