Lille vs Nimes
France- Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 28th April 2019
Kick off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille).
Lille were able to give PSG the Ligue 1 title last Sunday when they drew 0-0 away to Toulouse without PSG even kicking a ball. Of course, it didn’t matter as the league was not close and it was only a matter of time before PSG were going to win the league.
The bigger picture for the club is staying in 2nd place, with two points dropped last weekend, 3rd place Lyon won and closed the gap between the sides to just 6 points. They have to play each other soon so every game and every point will count.
Lille will be the odds-on favourites to win this game at home and that is because their home record is very good with just 2 defeats this season. Lille’s last home game was the unique 5-1 win over PSG and the club are almost scoring on average 2 goals a game at home.
Nimes have done very well this season and come into this game in 9th place with 46 points, Form is very good with 3 wins from their last four games, their latest victory was against Bordeaux in a 2-1 win.
Away from home it tells a different story and the club have really struggled. Recent form is very poor on the road where they have lost their last 4 in a row, 3 of those games have ended in the same correct score of 2-1 losses.
What has been interesting is that the club are still scoring goals on the road and have 22 so far and despite their recent poor form still managed to score in 4 out of 5 of those games.
Lille vs Nimes: Head to Head
The teams have only met two times in recent history.
The latest if of course the reverse Ligue 1 fixture earlier this season that saw Lille beat Nimes 3-2.
The other match took place in 2013 in the Coupe de France when Lille won 3-2.
It means that both matches the clubs have played have ended in the same score line.
Lille vs Nimes: Prediction
Lille of course are the better side but we are going to side with Nimes and the reason for this is that the club have nothing to lose.
Lille are under a lot of pressure to maintain 2nd place which gives them an automatic qualifying spot for the Champions League.
We are going to back Nimes to win this match with a 1 goal lead, which is not odds on and gives us very good value.
Both teams can register goals and we think backing both to score looks nailed on.
Lille vs Nimes: Bet Tips
Handicap Betting: Nimes to beat Lille with a +1 goal start at 2.50 (6/4)
Both teams to score at 1.91 (10/11).