Lille vs Paris Saint Germain
French Ligue 1
Date: Friday, 28th October 2016,
Kick-Off at 19:45 BST
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy, Lille.
Lille come into the matchday-11 clash against PSG sitting 16th in the league table. They lost 5 of their 7 matches at the start of the season and are far from convincing in recent outings despite picking 2 wins from the last 3. Lille finished 5th in the 2015/16 season and have a massive task to get to the topmost half of the table.
PSG on the other hand have also stuttered in the initial weeks of the new league season. They picked 6 wins from their 10 matches so far, while drawn 2 and lost 2. They are currently third in the league and 6 points short of the surprise league leaders OG Nice. They were held to a 0-0 by Marseille last weeken, a fixture they were expected to win with much ease.
Lille vs Paris Saint Germain: Head-to-Head Stats
PSG haven’t lost to Lille in the last 10 meetings in all competitions and picked up 7 wins and 3 draws during the period. And 4 of those wins and a draw have come in the last 5 visits to Lille.
The corresponding fixture of 2015/16 Ligue season at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy saw PSG earning a 1-0 narrow win. But they were held to a goal-less draw in the return leg at Paris.
Lille vs Paris Saint Germain: Prediction
There is no doubt that Lille are a side struggling at all fronts at the moment. They are also plagued with injuries and at least 7 players will watch the match against PSG from the sidelines. While PSG have an almost fully fit squad, with Javier Pastore being the only injured player.
The situation demands both teams to come out with maximum points, but the head-to-head stats and form guide is surely backing the visiting Parisian outfit to edge a win here.
Lille vs Paris Saint Germain: Betting Tips
PSG to win with -1 goals handicap at 2.40 (7/5).