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Friday, 18 January, 2019

Marseille are in for a thriller with Rennes

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Lille v Guingamp BT Sport 3, 2pm
A fast finish saw Lille avoid the drop by the skin of their teeth last season but they have hit the ground running in 2018-19, picking up four points from their opening two games.

Christophe Galtier's men held Monaco to a goalless draw last weekend and can build on that against Guingamp, who travel poorly and have shipped five times in suffering two consecutive defeats.

Aaron Ashley's recommendation
1pt 21-20 general

Key stat
Guingamp are winless in eight away league games.

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Bordeaux v Monaco BT Sport 3, 4pm
Bordeaux have been in talks with Thierry Henry over their managerial vacancy but their short-term problems are likely to continue with a loss to Monaco.

Successive defeats have dumped Bordeaux into the drop zone and they might struggle to handle a Monaco side eyeing up a serious title push.

Dan Childs's recommendation
1pt 29-20 BoyleSports

Key stat
Bordeaux have not kept a clean sheet in their last six home league games.

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Marseille v Rennes BT Sport 1, 8pm
Marseille's opening two league games have yielded four goals and a visit from Rennes should ensure another entertaining encounter.

New boys Nimes put three past Marseille last weekend so defensive frailties remain a concern. But OM are a formidable force on home soil - they averaged 2.32 goals at the Stade Velodrome last term - and they can contribute to a high-scoring game.

Aaron Ashley's recommendation
Both teams to score & over 2.5 goals
1pt 6-5 Sky Bet

Key stat
Five of the last six meetings between the teams have featured three or more goals.

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Marseille averaged 2.32 goals at the Stade Velodrome last term
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