Lille vs Lyon
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 18th February 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille).
Lille stunned Lyon earlier this season when they beat them 2-1 in their own ground and they will be hoping to complete the double over them when the two sides clash again on late Sunday afternoon.
Lille need the points as they are just one point from being in the bottom three. Lille are in poor form with just 1 win in their past five and if they are to survive this season they will have to rely on gaining points at home. Whilst almost 60% of their points have come at home they still have the 3rd to worst record in the league. The club has won just 4 of their 12 games.
Despite conceding an away goal Lyon got a good 3-1 victory over Villarreal in the Europa League on Thursday. They have improved their chances of getting to the final which is at Lyon’s ground this season.
In the league it was disappointment last weekend when they meekly went down 2-0 to Rennes at home. Lyon has now lost 3 games in a row and a question of motivation strikes the team. In cup matches they have something to go for, but the league less so. Will Lyon recover enough to give Lille a game?
Lille vs Lyon: Head to Head
Lyon has 1 win from their past 10 visits to Lille
Home of away Lyon has beaten Lille just 2 times in 11 games
Lille vs Lyon: Prediction
Lyon are the better team but Lille have a great record against them. Plus we must factor in three things: 1- Lyon had to play on Thursday whilst Lille could rest. 2. Lyon must travel to Lille and 3. Lille has more motivation to win the game than Lyon who will get the top 4 place.
Lille vs Lyon: Bet Tips
Lille to beat Lyon with a +1 goal start at 1.91
Anytime goal-scorer: Lebo Mothiba (Lille) at 3.25.