Lille vs Angers
France Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 13th September 2019
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
The Friday night Ligue 1 game will be between Lille and Angers and it could be a tasty affair after Lille’s stuttering start to the season. The club are not reaping the benefits of selling their best players, namely Nicolas Pepe to Premier League side Arsenal and are suffering as a consequence.
Lille’s last match ended in a 2-0 defeat at Reims and saw Yusuf Yazici sent off after two bookable offences and he will miss this game as a result. Overall Lille have won 2 games so far and lost 2 and whilst their form has been average compared to last season they should be happy that their home form is good with both of their wins coming here and that includes beating Nantes and Saint Etienne, the former winning 3-0.
Angers have started the season well and have won 3 of their first four games. They are in 4th place and in fact only goal difference is stopping them from being first.
The club have won their last two games and have not conceded scoring 5 goals in that time. However critics can point to the fact that the fixtures have fallen very nicely for them as they have had 3 home games already and the one away game they did play they lost heavy- a 6-0 defeat against Lyon.
Lille vs Angers: Head to Head
- Last season Lille beat Angers in this fixture 5-0.
- Angers have beaten Lille in 2 out of the last 3 games played at Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
- The last 3 meetings here have all ended in over 2.5 goals.
Lille vs Angers: Prediction
Lille will be the favourites to win this game but the truth is that Angers like coming to this ground, if we forget the last time when they lost 5-0. History favours a positive Angers result. The last game Nicolas Pepe got a few goals and so much has changed for Lille.
We must also remember that Lille will now be preparing for their massive Champions League group game the following week and it will be something on all of the players’ minds.
Lille could still have the qualities to win this game but with the way Angers have started we are going to back the away side here on the handicap.
Lille vs Angers: Bet Tips:
Handicap: Angers +1 @ 1.91 (10/11) odd.