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MAR vs LIL Dream11 Prediction for Marseille vs Lille Ligue 1 Live Score Fantasy Football Tips & Dream11 Team

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MAR vs LIL Dream11: Jorge Sampaoli’s Olympique de Marseille have produced some enthralling matches so far this season. An intense and aggressive style of play that can be lazily compared to that of Bielsa, has seen Marseille dramatically improve since the Argentinian’s arrival last March. They now come up against a Lille side that are the reigning champions but the loss of several key players as well as manager Christophe Galtier has seen the northerners drift down towards the middle-of-the-table. They are in some form ahead of this one, though, and have underperformed their expected points this season which would suggest they are playing better than their results show.

Match Details

Date: January 17, Monday
Kick-Off: 1.15 am (IST)
Venue: Orange Velodrome, Marseille

Recent Form

Marseille: W-W-D-W-W

Lille: L-W-W-D-W

Head to Head

Recent matches between these sides have been largely even, although Lille have won their last two clashes while Marseille last tasted victory in February 2020.

MAR vs LIL Dream11 Prediction Details

Marseille News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • The club are hopepful Valentin Rongier can play after the midfielder’s recent struggle with COVID-19.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • William Saliba has been cleared to play after the defender had dealt with a COVID-19 scare in the week.
  • New signing Cedric Bakambu is likely to lead the line with Arkadiusz Milik still an injury concern.

Marseille Starting XI (Likely)

Pau Lopez
William Saliba
Duje Caleta-Car
Luan Peres
Pol Lirola
Valentin Rongier
Boubacar Kamara
Konrad De La Fuente
Dimitri Payet
Matteo Guendouzi
Cedric Bakambu

Lille News

Injury Report and Unavailability:

  • Lille are one of very Ligue 1 clubs unaffected by AFCON; Weah and Karnezis should be their only absentees.

Expected Changes and Strategy:

  • Renato Sanches should move to the right flank after the sale of Jonathan Ikone to Fiorentina.
  • With Sanches playing a wide role, look for Xeka to partner Benjamin Andre in central midfield.

Lille Starting XI (Likely)

Ivo Grbic
Zeki Celik
Jose Fonte
Sven Botman
Reinildo Mandava
Renato Sanches
Xeka
Benjamin Andre
Angel Gomes
Burak Yilmaz
Jonathan David

Marseille vs Lille Fantasy Football Team & Tips

Captain Options

Burak Yilmaz’s goal-scoring prowess has continued this campaign too. The Turkish internatinal has already netted eight goals this season and will be an excellent captain choice for any fantasy squad.

Goals last season 11
Goals this season 8
Assists 4

Cengiz Under has tallied four goals and added one assist this season. He’s been in terrific form recently and comes into this match after scoring in the previous one.

Goals last season 10
Goals this season 4
Assists 1

Differential Pick

Cedric Bakambu has been a great for the club based in Lille. This season, he has three goals and four assists while keeping Joao Felix out of the starting lineup.

GK: Steve Mandanda
DEF: William Saliba, Luan Peres, Jose Fonte, Mehmet Zeki Celik
MID: Boubacar Kamara, Renato Sanches, Jonathan David
FOR: Cengiz Under, Cedric Bakambu, Burak Yilmaz

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Who will win today’s MAR vs LIL match?

  • Marseille have an opportunity to lay down a real marker here with Lille having been on a lengthy unbeaten run, but may feel pressure given the likes of Nice and Rennes have far easier tasks ahead of them this weekend.
  • Lille haven’t played since a derby loss in the Coupe de France to Lens on January 4th, and could benefit from that lengthy lay-off in beginning to consolidate their league form ahead of a return to Champions League action next month.

Odds to Win:

The odds in favor of a draw in this clash is 3.44 as per 1XBET.

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Jeet Ghosh

Jeet Ghosh is a Football Journalist, living and working in Kolkata with years of experience. He is a Post Graduate in Journalism and Mass Communication from Jadavpur University. Jeet is a sports lover but has a special liking for football. He has worked as a football writer with The Citizen, Sportsflashes, Sportskeeda. He follows the football leagues around the world and is somewhat partial towards Real Madrid.