Lille vs Lyon
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 18th November 2016
Kick off at 19:45 UK Time
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Villeneuve-d’Ascq.
At the back end of October it had looked like Lille were getting their season together with wins over Nancy and Bastia but that soon ended as normal service resumed. Back to back losses against PSG and Angers has saw Lille fall to 18th and the dreaded relegation zone. But of course they have time to recover.
One plus for Lille has been manager Frederic Antonetti who has really got to work on the defence. The team has only conceded 4 goals in the last five games, very good considering their lack of depth and league position. In the most recent back to back losses both games ended 1-0. So yes the season does need to be turned around but at least in some part the back four are reacting to this.
For Lyon it’s been mixed emotions so far in Ligue 1 but they are on a two game winning run with victories over Toulouse and Bastia by the same score line of 2-1. Away from home Lyon has won two matches from 6 played.
Lille are only one of four teams who have not drawn any games at home this season.
Lille vs Lyon: Head-to-head Stats
Lille has a good record over Lyon at home where they remain unbeaten since 2008 over 8 matches. Some of these have been draws but Lille has won the last two fixtures 1-0 and 2-1. A draw no bet or handicap start for Lille has a 100% success rate since then.
Lille vs Lyon: Predictions
Lyon has slightly better form going into this match but of course will be away from home. History backs Lille and so will we although take the handicap at reasonable odds especially if you use this match as part of an accumulator.
Lille vs Lyon: Betting Tips
Lille to beat Lyon on the handicap with a +1 goal start at 1/2 (1.50).