Match date: 18 Dec 2016
| Sport: Football
| Competition: France Football
| Stake: 8/10
| Pick: G/G
| Match result:
2-0 - Lost
Marseille managed to achieve first two consecutive victories in this season in previous two rounds of French Ligue 1, however after that were defeated in Cup by Sochaux. Today they will face with Lille and must go for a victory, if here manage to collect all three points they would climb up to a 7th spot and it would be good boost for next matches. In this game they are favorites and should be able to overcome guests.
So far in 17 rounds they conceded 18 goals while scored equal number, in this match should be able to break not so great defense of guests. Marseille aren't in their best shape for sure, they were pretty bad in previous season and in this one showed slight improving, here should be able to earn points. Defender Bedimo (9/0), midfielders Diaby (2/0) and Machach (10/0) are all injured and will miss this game while forward Gomis (16/8) is in doubt due to minor injury issue.
Lille on the other side started pretty bad this season and were struggling to end series of bad results, in previous three rounds in Ligue 1 they managed to achieve three victories but that great run was interrupted in last match in Cup when were defeated by PSG. Guests stands at 10th spot at the table, they are safe but in this match must show some pretty good performances to avoid defeat.
In last five meetings with hosts they have failed to celebrate and were defeated three times with two draws, now i doubt that will manage to achieve different outcome, simple here are underdogs and don't have much chances for victory but in offense were solid and should be able to at least score a goal. Defender Sunzu (3/0), midfielders Bautheac (7/0), Mavuba (11/0), forwards Mendes (7/0) and de Preville (11/3) will all remain sidelined due to injuries.
Marseille are favorites, they are in good form and i doubt that will miss their chance to win points here against side which showed improving recently but still i doubt that now can avoid defeat, i'm sure that we'll see goals in this duel and both teams to score is my pick here.