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Ligue 1: Marseille vs Lens – Betting preview

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Ace Football previews the Ligue 1 round 31 match between Marseille and Lens and offers team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Marseille enjoy home advantage, when visitors Lens swing by on Sunday for a clash in the Ligue 1. The former will be looking to make that home advantage count.


Team form: Marseille vs Lens

Marseille Form

Aming to remain unbeaten, Marseille managed to beat Benfica 1-0, before drawing 2-2 with Toulouse. Most recently, they had to settle for a 2-2 draw with Nice. Marseille managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Ligue 1. In the remaining four, they drew three and lost one, as they scored 11 and conceded eight goals.

Lens Form

In their last three matches, Lens drew 1-1 with Le Havre, lost 2-1 against Metz and beat Clermont Foot 1-0. Lens won three of a possible six away matches in the Ligue 1, as well as playing one draw and suffering two defeats. They scored nine while also conceding five times.

Betting stats and facts for Marseille and Lens

Let’s have a look at some of the most interesting betting-relevant facts based on the stats from the last couple of matches that Marseille and Lens played across all tournaments.

  • Marseille have not lost 17 of the last 18 home matches
  • Marseille have not lost 18 of the last 20 home matches in the Ligue 1
  • Marseille have lost the last 5 matches in a row while scoring less than 1.5 goals
  • In 13 of the last 15 Marseille home matches in the Ligue 1, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Marseille have conceded in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • In the last 13 Lens away matches in the Ligue 1, the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 15 of the last 17 Lens away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • Lens have scored in the last 11 matches in a row in the Ligue 1
  • In 7 of the last 9 matches Lens played, both teams scored
  • In 7 of the last 9 matches Lens played in the Ligue 1, both teams scored

In-form players: Marseille vs Lens

It has been a superb season for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang so far as he managed to score impressive 13 goals across all tournaments during the current campaign. He appears to be in great form currently, as he hit the target four times in his last six games, and Marseille rely on his abilities against Lens. Siding with him to find the back of the net this coming Sunday seems like a decent punt.

Betting markets: Marseille vs Lens

Full-time result

Marseille claimed a modest five wins from their previous 10 home matches across all tournaments. They split the points with the visiting team in four of the games, whilst losing one. Lens won three of their last 10 games away, drew two and lost five of the games in this run. Lens have not lost to Marseille in 3 consecutive home meetings.

Both teams to score

Marseille scored the first goal of the match in five games from a possible ten. Lens got the opening goal in five out of their last ten away games. Marseille managed the first goal of the game in only four of those 10 previous games played. Meanwhile, Lens were first on target in six of their last 10 outings. Lens have scored in 5 consecutive meetings with Marseille when playing at away ground.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals happened in six of Marseille’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.4 goals during this run. In the last ten games for Lens, six of them had more than 2.5 goals, and they scored an average of 1.4 times goals per game themselves.

Betting prediction: Marseille vs Lens

To sum up, the upcoming match between Marseille and Lens seems to be a good betting opportunity. Considering the above statements, we have come up with a betting prediction for this Ligue 1 game.

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