Lens vs Marseille Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1
When is Lens vs Marseille on and what time does it start? Lens vs Marseille will take place on Sunday 12th November, 2023 – 19:45 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Lens vs Marseille? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Lens vs Marseille on in the UK? TNT Sports have the rights to Ligue 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule for Lens vs Marseille
Where can I stream Lens vs Marseille in the UK? If Lens vs Marseille is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+
Impressive off-field strategizing and management has allowed Lens to propel themselves up the table and compete for places in Europe. They finished as runners’ up last season but started this season extremely poorly. However, that poor form has really turned around as they now look to push back into European contention.
The home team come into this on the back of a 1-0 defeat away to PSV Eindhoven in the group stages of the UEFA Champions League in midweek. However, domestically, Lens have remained very impressive and come into this on the back of a run of no defeats in their last six matches in Ligue 1 as they move up the table.
Another generally needless revolution and experiment took place at Marseille over the summer. It didn’t last long with the early season sacking of Marcelino and his replacement. Gennaro Gattuso, is already becoming under pressure after an underwhelming start to life at the helm of the demanding southerners.
Olympique de Marseille sit firmly in the middle-of-the-table after what was a relatively strong start to the campaign continues to simply unravel. A 2-0 defeat of AEK Athens in the UEFA Europa League group stages in midweek should not distract from the fact they have managed just one win in their last seven league games.
THE TEAM NEWS
Lens have a few injury concerns for this weekend’s visit of Marseille with Oscar Cortes among those that are unavailable for this one.
PREDICTED XI (3-4-2-1): Samba; Gradit, Danso, Medina; Frankowski, Mendy, Diouf, Haidara; Sotoca, Fulgini; Guilavogui
UNAVAILABLE: Cortes (Injured), Costa (Injured), Cabot (Injured), Farinez (Injured)
Gennaro Gattuso has serious injury issues for this weekend with key striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joining Valentin Rongier and Azzedine Ounahi on the sidelines.
PREDICTED XI (4-3-3): Lopez; Clauss, Gigot, Mbemba, Lodi; Kondogbia, Rongier, Veretout; Sarr, Vitinha, Harit
UNAVAILABLE: Aubameyang (Injured), Rongier (Injured), Ounahi (Injured), Mughe (Injured)
Ahead of the season, these two sides would have been among those to be tipped up to challenge to be the ‘best of the rest’ behind Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1. In that respect, they have both and are still both underperforming as they sit in the middle-of-the-table. However, the general form and trend of the two sides is very different with Lens trending upwards and, combined with their home advantage, that means a bet in their favour looks the way to go for this one.
BETTING TIP: DOUBLE CHANCE – LENS TO WIN OR DRAW