Lille vs Sochaux
Coupe de France
Date: Monday, 7th January 2019
Kick-off at 19.55 UK/ 20.55 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq).
Lille will be prioritizing the Coupe more than the Ligue 1 trophy, as realistically their only chance for silverware at the end of the season is the domestic cup. There’s really no stopping PSG from sweeping the league.
And in lines with their wishes, Lille has got themselves a weak opponent in the form of Sochaux, a relegation-threatened team from the lower league, Ligue 2. The team is going through a crisis of their own making, as the former manager was fired in the midst of the season, and new reins took control.
Nicolas Pepe is in the form of his life for the Great Danes. He will be the key player to look forward to.
Lille vs Sochaux Head-to-head (h2h)
- Ten of the last 11 h2h wins belong to Lille
- Since 2007, only once has Lille failed to score against Sochaux.
Lille vs Sochaux Prediction
The Les Dogues would have been the best team in the country if only for the presence of PSG. The team is in such a fine form at home that they are unbeaten in nine of their last ten games in front of the home crowd. The run also included a six-match winning streak.
Sochaux has been riddled with problems all season long. Especially their away record is a major cause of concern for the fans. They have managed just four wins in their last 20 attempts on the road. The team will not have many hopes in this tie, as it is common knowledge that Lille will be targeting a Coupe victory at the end of the season, as they have nothing else to not get overshadowed by the cheat code of a team from Paris.
The Danes will take control of this match from the first minute itself. Expect goals in both halves by the hosts and there will be at least a total of three goals in the match. Probably all three will come from the home team.
Lille vs Sochaux Betting Tips
To Score in Both Halves: Lille @ 2.37 (11/8)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).