Lille vs Bastia
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday, 22nd October 2016
Kick-Off at 19:00 BST
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
They fought but Lille still went down 1-0 to inform Guingamp last weekend which really left the players deflated because they believed they deserved at least a draw. That result meant that Lille has lost 4 games in their past five Ligue 1 matches.
Bastia were stunned at home by Angers 2-1 and that loss meant that the club has lost 2 games in a row the other was to Nantes.
At home Lille has won 2 and drawn 2. Their two wins against Nancy and Dijon we can say were not to quality teams. However their two losses- Monaco and Toulouse were. Bastia would be right in the middle of that.
Bastia has a terrible away form where they have lost 3 from 4 games and that includes their last three. They have not scored an away goal since for two months.
Lille vs Bastia: Head to Head Stats
Last season the match ended in a 1-1 draw. Bastia have decent results at home but away to Lille they have not beaten them this century and that’s over a period of 7 games. There is a 50% chance that we will see over 2 goals based on recent history.
Lille vs Bastia: Prediction
This does have all the markings of being a game to forget for excitement this weekend. But of course this is highly important to both teams where a win could give them a positive jolt to start some consistency. Bastia has had some terrible results lately and are poor on the road and Lille could just about edge this.
The key is their coach Rene Girard and at home hopefully he will play a more attacking formation and start with two forwards. History says he will only play 1 up front in Eder and that would be too negative.
Lille vs Bastia: Betting Tips
Lille to beat Bastia at 8/11 (1.73).