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Friday 30 October 21:00

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Olympique Marseille vs Lens – Ligue 1 Match Preview, Kick-Off Time & Match Prediction

Match Day 9 encounter, with Olympique Marseille taking on Lens on Friday the 30th of October, 2020, at Orange Vélodrome.

Olympique visited Lorient last weekend, having lost to Olympiacos in Piraeus three days earlier. They were the better team on the pitch during most of the game, and earned what more or less they deserved, all three points (0-1). Their current form reads; LWLWD. Midweek, they lost again in the Champions League, 0-3 at home to Manchester City. In Ligue 1 they are on 15 points from eight matches, fourth on the table, three points behind co-leaders PSG and Lille. They have 4W, 3D and 1L, having scored 11 goals and conceded eight. Coach André Villas-Boas played a 4-3-1-2 formation against Lorient, with Darío Benedetto and Florian Thauvin up front. The latter took the foul-kick in the 54th minute that led to Marseille’s goal, a clever header by 21-year-old Argentinian centre-back Leonardo Balerdi (on loan from Borussia Dortmund). That was his first league goal ever, as his only previous one was scored with Dortmund’s second team, not in the Bundesliga.

Lens visited Lille last weekend having four wins and a draw in their last five Ligue 1 matches, but Lille made them look… small, easy prey. Lens were 2-0 down early in the second half, and the game was pretty much over in the 57th minute when they lost a man to a second yellow card. Lille scored again, Lens lost another player, this time to a direct red card, and… guess what, Lille scored yet again. Final score, 4-0, a night to forget for Lens. Their current form reads; LWDWW. They are on 13 points from seven matches (they have one less than most Ligue 1 teams). They have 4W, 1D and 2L, with 10 goals scored and as many conceded. Coach Franck Haise played a 3-4-1-2 formation against Lille, which did not really work even while Lens were with 11 players on the pitch. Obviously, the formation changed (again and again) once the red cards started coming out of the ref’s pocket.

Marseille and Lens last met in the 2014-15 season; back then, Olympique won twice, 2-1 at home and 0-4 as guests.

Marseille are with their back against the wall in their Champions League group, with two defeats in their first two games. In a few days they will be visiting Porto, in what feels like a “must-win” game, if they are to stay alive in the fight for a top-two finish. Bottom line, some players will rest, so this may be a good opportunity for Lens to get something out of this match.

A 1-1 draw is predicted at full-time.

Date: Friday, 30th of October, 2020.

Venue: Orange Vélodrome

Kick-off time: 21:00 (GMT+2).