Strasbourg vs Lille
French Ligue 1, Season 2017/18
Date: Sunday, 13th August 2017
Kick-off at 14:00 UK / 15:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg.
The two sides that started off their seasons differently will collide at Stade de la Meinau as Strasbourg host Lille.
Strasbourg were obliterated by Lyon in the first round with 4-0. The Lyonnais have the highest aspirations in this season, so Strasbourg will look for points against mediocre and weaker sides of Ligue 1.
Strasbourg’s preparatory matches went perfectly as they were unbeaten after meeting mostly French side.
The hosts are likely to change the formation for the upcoming clash as their initial plan doesn’t seem to work.
Lille made a statement in the first round of the French domestic league after obliterating Nantes 3-0. They controlled the match completely and after the slow first half they broke their opponents in the second.
Lille seem to have adopted a balanced approach in their matches with the 4-2-3-1 formation with their attacking standing out as a serious threat.
Bautheac, Mendyl and Soumaoro are out due to injuries with Enyeaema being under the question mark.
Strasbourg vs Lille: Head-to-head
The two sides haven’t been meetings since 2008. Lille had slightly more success in their outings, but their matches have often been ending as a draw.
Strasbourg vs Lille: Prediction
Strasbourg will be hoping to inscribe their first points in the elite in front of their own fans however, they will have a difficult task as Lille are looking very motivated this season. The home side will push for a first goal of the season hence leaving a lot of space behind for Lille’s wingers. Therefore, a high-scoring affair is expected with at least one goal for each side.
Strasbourg vs Lille: Bet Tips
The first bet will be Both Teams to Score YES at the odds of 1.85 @ Unibet.
Value seekers could reward from Both Teams to Score in the second half at the odds of 3.55 @ Unibet.