Nantes vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday 31st March 2019
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade La Beaujoire.
Nantes have a tough match to negotiate when they will face Lille at home on Sunday afternoon. Nantes come into this game in 15th place and have won just 1 game in their past five matches. Their last match ended in a 1-0 loss away to Reims.
Nantes should be safe this season as they are 9 points in front of 18th placed Guingamp. But with some very average form from the side in the past few months there is a feeling that they are not out of the woods yet and there are still 30 points left on the table for most teams.
Lille suffered a shock loss at home against Monaco before the break and lost 1-0. With Lyon winning it cut Lille’s gap to 2nd place to just 4 points and the team need to refocus for this match. In fairness to Lille the Monaco defeat was the clubs first in Ligue 1 for 10 games and they have had a superb season.
Lille are undefeated in their last 5 games away from home and have picked up 13 points from their last 15. Their last away game ended ina 1-0 victory over Saint Etienne.
Nantes vs Lille: Head to Head
- Lille beat Nantes earlier this season 2-1.
- Nantes have not beaten Lille since 2015.
- In this fixture last season the match ended 2-2.
Nantes vs Lille: Prediction
We will back Lille to have too much for Nantes and they should be able to win this game.
The Monaco loss was a shock for Lille but at the same time Monaco have been one of the best in form sides in Ligue 1 for the past two months.
Nantes are poor to average and don’t offer much for this season. If Lille are on their game they will ease to a solid victory.
We will also back Nicolas Pepe to score for Lille who has been one of the best players in the league this season and continues to shine, as Lille try to finish the season in 2nd place.
Nantes vs Lille: Bet Tips
Lille to beat Nantes at 2.50 (6/4)
Anytime goalscorer: Nicolas Pepe (Lille) at 2.50 (6/4).