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Ligue 1—Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Other than Paris Saint Germain in first place (64 points), the rest of the Ligue 1 table is incredibly close this season, with the teams scheduled to play European football seemingly changing every week.
Five teams sit within six points of each other heading into the final rounds of the competition, and when two of those teams play each other, it makes for a very fascinating fixture indeed—such as Lille taking on Marseille this weekend as they seek to extend their recent form.
Lille have been very impressive of late—winning seven of their past eight games and only losing three home fixtures all season. However, their opponents have one of the best away records in the league with just five defeats all season, and will certainly be capable of winning this one.
Perhaps the home team just has a little bit more to offer in attack this season, scoring 48 goals for the year compared to just 36 from their opponents. Which, given that Marseille have netted just 12 times on the road all season, could turn out to be a key factor here.
Marseille's last eight games have seen them score six goals; Lille's last eight have seen them score 21, and that should be the difference in this one.
Prediction: Lille 2, Marseille 0