Lille vs Amiens
France – League Cup
Date: Wednesday, 8 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:05 UK / 21:05 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq).
Lille have been recording back to back wins in front of the home crowd. With the last taste success on the road, for Amiens, coming way back in late September, by all means, count on the hosts to secure the bragging rights this week.
Lille vs Amiens Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash here witnessed Lille post a 2-1 victory.
- Three of their previous five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in two of their past five encounters.
- None of their last nine games have ended as a tie.
- Amiens have registered the win in four of their previous nine meetings. (W-4, D-0, L-5)
Lille vs Amiens Prediction
Lille booked their berth in the quarter-finals of the League Cup by pulling off a 3-0 win over Monaco in the previous round. Despite being the lesser favorites in that latter clash, the hosts finished the game with seven shots on target, as opposed to their foes who managed just two.
It is also worth mentioning that the home side have now picked up the win in six of their previous eight matchups in all competitions. Furthermore, their impressive run of form has propelled them to the top four back in the Ligue One as well.
On the other hand, Amiens were knocked out of the Coupe de France last week after Rennes edged past them, albeit on penalties after regulation time. The visiting contingent have just not looked sharp this season. Consider the fact that they have just one measly win to boast of from their past eight clashes on the trot.
To pile on even more misery, their away record has been disappointing too. The guests have come out on top just once in their outings so far. Currently, they are on a five-match losing streak as well.
In sharp contrast, Lille have been tasting nothing but success in their past three fixtures here. Taking into account the evident difference in form, Amiens have little or no chance in pulling off an upset on Wednesday.
Additionally, as of late, the hosts have been tough to breach in their own backyard. They have kept a clean sheet on four occasions in their past six games here, and have conceded just thrice in the process as well.
Meanwhile, Amiens have admitted defeat without so much as a consolation goal in half of their past four trips on the road.
As such, count on Lille to wrap things up with no more than a goal or two at the most in this one.
Lille vs Amiens Betting tips
Lille to win @ 1.50 (1/2)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 (7/10).