Lille vs Toulouse
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 22nd December 2018
Kick off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Lille).
Christophe Galtier, the Lille coach has seen his excellent side drop points in the last month with a defeat against Nice and draws against Lyon and Reims but his team are still in 2nd place and fighting proud.
The last game finished in a 3-2 thrilling win over Nimes and underlined the fighting spirit within this squad. They have 34 points and are 10 behind PSG but have also played two games more, so the league is evidently out of the question.
Lille need to keep getting the points as both Lyon and Montpellier have games in hand of them and are chasing them. Lille have drawn their last 3 games at home and still remain unbeaten at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. Only PSG and St Etienne are unbeaten at home this season.
Toulouse are down in 15th place and have just 1 win in their last five games. They are just two points from the bottom three and the last game they played ended in a 2-1 loss to Caen which took place in midweek, and so Lille have had extra rest.
Away from home Toulouse have lost 2 out of their last 3 games and overall have won 9 points from a possible 27.
Lille vs Toulouse: Head to Head
- Last season this fixture was won 1-0 by Lille.
- Toulouse have just 1 win over Lille in the last 6 meetings.
- There is a 60% chance to see both teams to score.
Lille vs Toulouse: Prediction
Lille will start as the favourites and it is easy to see why. They are scoring goals, have the better team and are simply stronger. History also suggests that Toulouse have struggled against them.
Lille have been outstanding this season and will want to finish the French Ligue 1 in style at home this year and get all three points, we think they can do so, and do so convincingly. Back them for the win and we will also predict the final score.
Lille vs Toulouse: Bet Tips
Lille to beat Toulouse at 1.72 (8/11)
Anytime goalscorer Nicolas Pepe (Lille) at 2.20 (6/5)
Correct Score: Lille to win 2-0 or 3-0 at 7.00 (6/1) and 12.00 (11/1)