Lyon vs Lille
France – Coupe de la Ligue
Date: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Kick-off at 20:10 UK / 21:10 CET
Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais (Lyon).
Lyon are just one step away from reaching the finals of the coveted League Cup, a feat which they have not achieved since the 2013-14 edition.
However, with Lille sporting a solid six-match unbeaten run in h2h encounters, the Lyon faithful will have to keep their fingers crossed come Tuesday, as the hosts are in for a tough set of ninety minutes.
Lyon vs Lille Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash saw Lille come out on top with a 1-0 scoreline.
- Four of their previous five meetings have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together in six of their past seven fixtures.
- Only one of their last ten games have finished as a stalemate.
- Lille have registered the win in half of their previous ten encounters. (W-5, D-4, L-1)
Lyon vs Lille Prediction
Lyon booked their berth in the semi-finals of the League Cup, by pulling off a narrow 4-3 win over Nantes in the previous round. The hosts were 4-1 up though, after seventy minutes of play in that latter matchup.
However, their counterparts soon cut the deficit to just one goal in the last ten minutes of regulation time, forcing Lyon to let out a huge sigh of relief at the last blast of the whistle.
On the other hand, Lille took down Gonfrevilla with a comfortable 2-0 scoreline in their respective quarter-final clash. The visitors were much the better side in that fixture and finished the ninety minutes with nine shots on target. Impressively, they also thwarted their foes from making goalkeeper Mike Maignan work even once.
It is also worth mentioning that Lille have stumbled just thrice in their past ten games in all competitions. Furthermore, the guests are unbeaten in their previous five trips to this stadium and have secured the bragging rights thrice in the process as well.
Given that the hosts have just three measly wins to their name at home so far, the tag of favorites most certainly goes to Lille in this one.
Be that as it may, the visiting contingent have been at their worst on the road this term. Taking into account that both teams have shared the spoils in three of their previous seven meetings here, it will be safer to back a double chance this week.
Furthermore, Lyon have looked lively in the final third, as of late, at home. They have found the back of the net seven times from their past two games here alone.
Meanwhile, the guests have been consistent in scoring two goals or more in each of their last three outings in the League Cup. In addition, all but one of their past four h2h fixtures at this stadium have produced over 2.5 goals on the charts.
Hence, it is certainly well within reason to expect a high scoring affair on Tuesday.
Lyon vs Lille Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Lille @ 1.70 (7/10)
Over 2.5 goals @ 2.00 (1/1).