Nimes vs Lille Prediction & Match Preview

Nimes vs Lille
France – Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 16th December 2018
Kick-off at 14.00 UK/ 15.00 CET
Venue: Stade des Costières (Nîmes).

Lille, the best team in the league par PSG, as per stats, travel to Nimes, to take on a team in the top-tier, and currently trying to get into the European spots.

Nimes occupy the ninth spot in the table and has posted 23 points against their name on the board. Their record reads six wins, five draws, and five losses.

Lille is the second team in a league of 20 and has secured 31 points so far. The team won nine matches, drew four and lost the remaining four.

Nimes played in an absolute thriller last weekend. They were on the road against Caen. Nimes scored the first goal in the 18th minute, and it looked like they will easily jog through the rest of the match to get the three points.

But Caen shifted gears and put more and more pressure on the visitors. It finally paid off in the 90th minute, as Oniangue equalized for Caen. But Nimes pulled a miracle of a winner out of nothing, in the 90+3rd minute, to register the win.

Lille also has a similar story to tell. They were at home and was really schooled by Reims. Oudin scored the first goal of the match, in the 64th minute for the guests. But Lille had the composure to keep trying, and finally scored the equalizer in the 90+6th minute, to wide celebrations by the crowd.

Nimes vs Lille Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Lille is unbeaten in their last five h2h matches against Nimes. Three wins and two draws.
  • Nimes was winless in 11 of their last 15 games.
  • Lille was unbeaten in 18 of their last 25 ties.
  • Nimes was winless in eight of their last 11 fixtures at home.
  • Lille was unbeaten in nine of their last 14 attempts on the road.

Nimes vs Lille Prediction

The visitors took the slight favorite in this tie. They are, as per stats, the second-best team in France right now, and is really pushing to secure promotion to the Champions League next season. The team has a good record in h2h matches against this opponent.

They are 100% unbeaten in their last five h2h games. Lille secured three wins and two draws in this stretch. They are unbeaten in 18 of their last 25 games. The team also remain invincible in nine of their last 15 fixtures on the road.

Nimes was winless in 11 of their last 15 overall ties. At home, the team was winless in eight of their last 11 attempts.

Nimes has never failed to score against Lille, at this stadium. Only Saint-Etienne has scored more goals than Lille in the last five league matches.

Nimes vs Lille Betting Tips

  • Lille: Draw No Bet @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Both Teams to Score: YES @ 1.80 (4/5).