Lille vs Nantes
France- Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 21st September 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre Mauroy (Lille).
Lille by their standards have had a great start to their league campaign and they will start as favourites at home to continue that when they open up the batch of Saturday games against Nantes.
Coach Christophe Galtier has spoken of a desire for his team to be very attack minded especially at home this season and this attitude has paid dividends. His side have 10 points from their first 5 games and are 3rd in the league.
They have won both of their home games and what is encouraging is that goals are following and they have 6 already. A win could see Lille climb into 2nd place.
Nantes are in the process of recovering after being shell shocked and you could say woken into life after they lost their first two opening games. They have now gone their last 3 unbeaten, although two of those were draws and some sections of the crowd booed them off when they could only draw 0-0 with Reims last weekend.
Lille vs Nantes: Head to Head
- In the league Lille have won the last 2 games at home and the correct score on both occasions was 3-0.
- Home or away Nantes have not beaten Lille for 3 years.
- 4 of the last 5 fixtures has seen over 2.5 goals.
Lille vs Nantes: Prediction
Lille’s bubble may burst at one point this season but it’s hard to think it will happen in this match. They have a good recent record over Nantes and are in superb form. This was proven last weekend when they beat Amiens even though they had just lost their first game of the season.
There is a big fighting spirit in this team to do well and we think they can make their home a fortress this season. Home win.
Lille vs Nantes: Bet Tips
Lille to beat Nantes at 1.80 (4/5)
Anytime goalscorer: Nicolas Pepe (Lille) at 2.63 (13/8).