Lens vs Marseille prediction, odds & betting tips 12/11/2023

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Lens - Marseille

France Ligue 1 - Stade Bollaert-Delelis

 

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Lens vs Marseille top two betting tips

Lens head into Sunday's French Ligue 1 game against Marseille in fine form and unbeaten in over a month. Marseille are still looking for their first away league win of the season. To find out more about this game and other French Ligue 1 predictions check our dedicated Ligue 1 betting tips page.

Lens to Win

  • Lens won 4 of the last 6 H2Hs (D1 L1), including both league meetings last season. 
  • Marseille are yet to win an away game in Ligue 1 this season (D2 L3). 
  • Marseille lost all of their last 3 away league games. 

Clean Sheet Lens

  • Lens kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 5 league matches. 
  • Marseille struggled offensively and they failed to score in 4 of the last 6 rounds. 
  • Marseille also failed to score in 2 of their last 3 away matches. 

Lens vs Marseille: Bookmakers & odds

Let's take a look at the latest markets and odds ahead of Lens vs Marseille

Head to Head

06/05/23

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Marseille

Marseille

2

1

22/10/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Marseille

Marseille

Lens

Lens

0

1

22/01/22

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Marseille

Marseille

0

2

26/09/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Marseille

Marseille

Lens

Lens

2

3

03/02/21

France Ligue 1 LI1

Lens

Lens

Marseille

Marseille

2

2

Last Five - Lens

25/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Monaco

Monaco

Lens

Lens

3

2

L

22/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

Lens

Lens

3

2

L

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Reims

Reims

Lens

Lens

1

1

D

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

SC Freiburg

SC Freiburg

Lens

Lens

0

0

D

10/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Strasbourg

Strasbourg

Lens

Lens

1

3

W

Last Five - Marseille

25/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Montpellier

Montpellier

Marseille

Marseille

1

4

W

22/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

Marseille

Marseille

1

3

W

18/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Brest

Brest

Marseille

Marseille

1

0

L

15/02/24

UEFA Europa League UEL

Shakhtar Donetsk

Shakhtar Donetsk

Marseille

Marseille

2

2

D

09/02/24

France Ligue 1 LI1

Metz

Metz

Marseille

Marseille

1

1

D

Lens odds: 13/10 (2.30) – 43.5%

Draw odds: 38/15 (3.53) – 28.3%

Marseille odds: 11/5 (3.20) – 31.3%

*all odds provided are the best price at the time of publication and come from various bookmakers and therefore the probabilities won't always add up to 100%.

As we can see, the bookies see Lens to be the expected winners in this match, with a 43.50% win probability. For more of our football betting tips, you should check out the Under 2.5 Goals market with its 53.70% probability. 

Lens vs Marseille lineups and latest team news

Lens

In midweek Lens suffered their first defeat in 10 games (W4 D5) when edged 0-1 on their visit to PSV in the Champions League. The display was way too timid and despite defending well yet again Lens never looked like scoring in this match. 

In Ligue 1 Lens conceded a single goal in the last 5 rounds and despite the many draws they not only exited the relegation zone but are now back in the top half of the table. 

A quartet of players remain in the treatment room but none of them plays much even when fit anyway. Winger Cabot seems closest to making a comeback as he trains again. 

Predicted Lineup – Samba (GK) Gradit, Danso, Medina, Frankowski, Abdul Samed, Diouf, Machado, Sotoca, Wahi & Thomasson

Marseille

On Thursday Marseille recorded their first away win of the season (D3 L4) in any competition. Gattuso’s men beat AEK Athens 2-0 in Greece to show that on a good day, they can still be competitive outside Stade Velodrome. 

The league form is poor though. Lost 3 of their last 5 Ligue 1 games and the only win in the last 7 rounds was at home against newly promoted Le Havre. 

Marseille’s inability to score goals is the main reason why on the road they collected only 2 points from 5 Ligue 1 matches played. 

Struggling striker Aubameyang joins the injury list. His form had been awful anyway so this is hardly much of a loss. Vitinha and Sarr will lead the attack in his absence. 

Useful midfielder Rongier and 2 other rarely used players are also sidelined. 

Predicted Lineup – Blanco (GK), Clauss, Mbemba, Gigot, Lodi, Veretout, Kondogbia, Harit, Ndiaye, Vitinha & Sarr

Starting Lineups

Lens

Lens
3-4-2-1
30
Brice Samba
fr
24
Jonathan Gradit
fr
4
Kevin Danso
at
14
Facundo Medina
ar
2
Ruben Aguilar
fr
6
Salis Abdul Samed
gh
23
Neil El Aynaoui
fr
21
Massadio Haidara
ml
7
Florian Sotoca
fr
28
Adrien Thomasson
fr
9
Sepe Elye Wahi
fr
Substitutes
16
Jean-Louis Leca
fr
27
Morgan Guilavogui
gn
18
Andy Diouf
fr
10
David Pereira Da Costa
pt
25
Abdukodir Khusanov
uz
3
Deiver Machado
co
22
Wesley Said
fr
29
Przemyslaw Frankowski
pl
11
Angelo Fulgini
fr

Marseille

Marseille
4-2-3-1
16
Pau Lopez
es
7
Jonathan Clauss
fr
4
Samuel Gigot
fr
5
Leonardo Balerdi
ar
12
Renan Lodi
br
19
Geoffrey Kondogbia
fr
27
Jordan Veretout
fr
23
Ismaila Sarr
sn
11
Amine Harit
ma
20
Joaquin Correa
ar
9
Vu00edtor Carvalho
pt
Substitutes
66
Noam Mayoka
be
10
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
ga
34
Bilal Nadir
fr
18
Bamo Meite
fr
29
Iliman Ndiaye
sn
36
Ruben Blanco
es
99
Chancel Mbemba
cd
62
Michael Murillo
pa
37
Emran Soglo
gb

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

​Player to Watch: Vitinha

Marseille have been struggling for goals all season. Vitinha remains their most productive forward with his 4 goals in all competitions. Now the Portuguese is set to lead the attack from the off in Aubameyang’s absence and if Marseille want a positive result Vitinha will have to be impactful. 

 

 


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