This Saturday, Stade Bollaert-Delelis will indeed become a battle arena between two teams who are both targeting the top two positions in Ligue 1, namely Lens and Marseille. Both teams are in good form and don’t want to let go of the opportunity to win a direct ticket to the Champions League next season. Who will come out victorious in a match that could determine the fate of these two teams?
Lens are on positive momentum after last Tuesday’s narrow 1-0 win over Coupe de France winners Toulouse, their sixth win in their last seven Ligue 1 matches. That win saw them move the gap on fourth-placed Monaco to eight points, while only five games remain. If you win over Marseille, Lens can even shift them from second place and hope to finish in the top two of Ligue 1 for the first time since the 2001/02 season.
However, hosting Marseille will not be easy, considering that Lens have never won in the last four meetings at home. Lens must be careful with Marseille’s quick counterattacks which can trouble their back line. Lens must also take advantage of the opportunities that exist, because Marseille has a formidable goalkeeper, namely Brice Samba, who has kept the most clean sheets (14) in Ligue 1 this season.
Marseille also don’t want to lose in their ambition to win the Ligue 1 title this season. They managed to maintain their positive trend with a 2-1 win over Auxerre at home in their last game. That win coupled with PSG’s defeat to Lorient opened up the Ligue 1 title race again, as Marseille are now only five points behind the leaders. Coach Igor Tudor remains cautious saying they will “see what happens”.
Marseille have quality players in their attack, such as Alexis Sánchez who has scored 13 goals this season. They also have a strong winning mentality, as they were able to come from behind and achieve the best average points (1.5) in the division after going behind this season. In addition, Marseille also has a good away record this season with 12 wins, three draws and only one defeat in league matches away from home. They are unbeaten in the last 11 away matches. They have not lost on the road since October 2022 against PSG.
This match is predicted to take place at a high tempo and high intensity. Both teams have great motivation to win and maintain their hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
Lens will try to break their negative trend against Marseille at home, while Marseille will try to avenge their defeat in the first meeting this season. Who will be the hero for his team in this fight? Don’t miss the exciting match between Lens and Marseille which can be watched live streaming this Saturday!
Live Stream & How To Watch
To watch the RC Lens vs Marseille match which is broadcast live streaming, you can visit the official website available below.
|Match||RC Lens vs. Olympique de Marseille|
|Competition||2022/2023 Ligue 1|
|Match day||week 34|
|Venue||Bollaert-Delelis Stadium, Lens|
|Date||Saturday, May 06, 2023|
|Official TV||beIN Sports|
|Streaming Link||beIN Sports|
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Interesting Statistics and Facts
Lens and Marseille have both played 39 games in all competitions this season, with Marseille one win ahead of Lens (16 vs 15).
Lens has a better home record than Marseille, having won 21 points from 20 matches at home, while Marseille has only won 18 points from 19 matches away from home.
Lens and Marseille have both scored 43 goals in all competitions this season, averaging 1.1 goals per game. However, Lens were sharper at home scoring 23 goals, while Marseille were sharper away from home scoring 20 goals.
Lens and Marseille have both conceded 45 goals in all competitions this season, at an average of 1.2 goals per game. However, Lens are closer at home with only 20 goals conceded, while Marseille are closer together away from home with only 23 goals conceded.
Lens and Marseille have both had five players who have scored more than five goals this season. Lens’ most player is Loïs Openda with 18 goals, while Marseille’s most player is Alexis Sánchez with 13 goals.
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- January 23, 2022 – RCLens [0 – 2] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- September 27, 2021 – Olympique-Marseille [2 – 3] RCLens (Ligue 1)
- February 04, 2021 – RCLens [2 – 2] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- January 21, 2021 – Olympique-Marseille [0 – 1] RCLens (Ligue 1)
RC Lens – Last 5 Match Results
- April 02, 2023 – Rennes [0 – 1] RCLens (Ligue 1)
- April 08, 2023 – RCLens [2 – 1] Strasbourg (Ligue 1)
- April 16, 2023 – PSG [3 – 1] RCLens (Ligue 1)
- April 23, 2023 – RCLens [3 – 0] AS-Monaco (Ligue 1)
- May 03, 2023 – Toulouse [0 – 1] RCLens (Ligue 1)
Marseille – Last 5 Match Results
- April 01, 2023 – Olympique-Marseille [1 – 1] Montpellier (Ligue 1)
- April 10, 2023 – Lorient [0 – 0] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- April 17, 2023 – Olympique-Marseille [3 – 1] Troyes (Ligue 1)
- April 24, 2023 – Lyon [1 – 2] Olympique-Marseille (Ligue 1)
- May 01, 2023 – Olympique-Marseille [2 – 1] Auxerre (Ligue 1)