MARSEILLE V BREST
Marseille fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being a 0-1 Ligue 1 triumph against Nantes.
In that match, Marseille managed 70% possession and 15 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Marseille was Gerson (30'). At the other end, FC Nantes got 3 shots on goal with 1 on target.
Jorge Sampaoli's Marseille have netted 7 times over their preceding 6 outings. The tally of goals that they have conceded in those same games stands at 6.
Brest will go into the meeting following on from a 1-0 Ligue 1 win as they beat St Etienne in their previous outing.
In that match, Brest had 35% possession and 8 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Brest was Romain Faivre (64'). For their opponents, AS Saint-Etienne got 12 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target.
A succession of accomplished displays from the Brest defence has seen the number of goals they’ve conceded standing at 3 from their last 6 outings overall. In that period of time, the number of goals that they have scored themselves amounts to 12.
Heading into this contest, Brest are undefeated in their previous 3 away league matches.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
LILLE V ESTAC
Lille are hoping to win again after their last result, the 1-2 Ligue 1 triumph versus Rennes.
In that game, Lille managed 36% possession and 6 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. For Lille, goals were scored by Xeka (31') and Renato Sanches (45'). For their opponents, Stade Rennais FC got 10 shots at goal with 2 on target. Benjamin Bourigeaud (85') was the scorer for Rennes.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent times where Lille haven’t conceded. The facts show that Lille have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 6 goals along the way. We shall soon find out if that trend will end up being sustained into this next match.
ESTAC will come into the meeting following on from a 2-0 Ligue 1 win vs FC Lorient in their previous game.
In that match, ESTAC had 55% possession and 10 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. For ESTAC, the scorers were Renaud Ripart (7') and Rominigue Kouamé (34'). On the other side, FC Lorient got 9 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
Looking at their form, and ESTAC have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in all. Defensively, ESTAC have seen their frailties exposed.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
LENS V PSG
RC Lens head into this game following a 2-2 Ligue 1 tied result versus Clermont Foot.
In that match, RC Lens managed 45% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. The scorer for RC Lens was Seko Fofana (47'). For their opponents, Clermont Foot got 18 shots at goal with 7 on target. Johan Gastien (12' Own goal), Yohann Magnin (41') and Mohamed Bayo (65') scored for Clermont Foot.
At least three goals per game were recorded in 6 of the past 6 meetings where RC Lens have participated. Opposition teams scored 11 of them in this period whereas RC Lens managed a tally of 13. We shall soon find out whether or not that trend can be continued on in this game.
Heading into this contest, RC Lens haven't been defeated in their previous 4 league matches at home.
In the game prior to this, PSG drew 0-0 in the Ligue 1 match with Nice.
In that match, Paris Saint-Germain managed 71% possession and 20 shots on goal with 5 on target. At the other end, OGC Nice had 3 shots on goal with 2 of them on target.
Paris Saint-Germain have been good when going forward of late, having scored 12 times in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Paris Saint-Germain have been somewhat leaky at the back, having also been scored against in 5 of those same matches.
Coming into this fixture, Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in their last 3 away league matches.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
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