Stade Velodrome will welcome the teams of Marseille and Lens for a postponed match of Ligue 1’s 9th round on Wednesday. The hosts are just outside the top 5 in the standings, sitting on 6th spot on thirty-two points, while Lens are down at 10th position on four points less.
Marseille vs Lens Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last gmaes home/away|
|Marseille||Win||10 W/ 5 D/ 5 L||7 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Lens||Loss||5 W/ 5 D/ 10 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 7 L|
Last game between the teams: 22.03.2015 Ligue 1: Lens – Marseille 0:4; Michy Batshuayi 46’, 90’, Jacques-Alaixys Romao 67’, Andrew Ayew 72’
Last game at this venue: 02.11.2014 Ligue 1: Marseille – Lens 2:1; Nicolas N’Koulou 11’, Florian Thauvin 60’; Baptiste Guillaume 31’; Jacques-Alaixys Romao from the home team was sent off for two yellow cards in the 76’
Worth mentioning: The last encounter between the two teams was over five years ago in 2015 when Marseille trashed Lens 0:4 away from home. Lens are on a run of five straight defeats and without a win in seven, managing just one draw in the process. Marseille’s last defeat at the hands of Lens was over ten years ago in 2010. Three of the last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, as only one witnessed goals at both ends and Marseille kept four clean sheets.
Marseille vs Lens Stats
|As of 18.01||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 gmaes home/away|
|Marseille||Loss||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||3 W/ 1 D/ 1 L|
|Lens||Draw||3 W/ 2 D/ 5 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
Last game Marseille: 16.01.2021 Ligue 1: Marseille – Nimes 1:2; Dario Benedetto 85’; Niclas Eliasson 55’. 58’; Florian Thauvin from the home team missed a penalty in the 35’
Top performers Marseille: Florian Thauvin 6 goals 7 assists, Dario Benedetto 4 goals 3 assists, Dimitri Payet 3 goals 3 assists.
Next game Marseille: 23.01.2021 Ligue 1: Monaco – Marseille
Last game Lens: 17.01.2021 Ligue 1: Nantes – Lens 1:1; Imran Louza 36’; Gael Kakuta 81’; Gael Kakuta from the visiting team missed a penalty in the 33’
Top performers Lens: Gael Kakuta 8 goals 4 assists, Florian Sotoca 5 goals 3 assists, Ignatius Ganago 5 goals.
Next game Lens: 23.01.2021 Ligue 1: Lens – Nice
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Marseille lost their home meeting against Nimes 1:2 on Sunday. There has been a dip in Marseille’s form lately, as they won just one of the last seven matches across all tournaments and allowed four defeats for the period, with all of those four losses coming via 2:1 scores. Only the most recent of the team’s last nine games was won by the visitors. Four of Marseille’s last five outings resulted in over 2,5 goals, and also four saw both involved sides to score.
Lens’s visit to Nantes on Sunday ended without a winner in 1:1 stalemate. Much like their next opponents, Lens are without a win in three straight meetings, losing twice in the process. The team has been unable to record two unbeaten games in a row since the end of November. Only three of Lens previous twelve encounters were won by the home sides. Two of their last five clashes featured over 2,5 goals, while three witnessed goals at both ends. Lens failed to score in one of the last six visits.
Marseille vs Lens News
Missing players Marseille: Steve Mandanda, Luis Henrique and Jordan Amavi are injured.
Missing players Lens: Corentin Jean and Loic Bade are injured.
Marseille vs Lens Predictions
Marseille to win – 1.90 @ bet365