Toulouse vs Lille
France Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 19th October 2019
Kick off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00CET
Venue: Stadium Municipal.
Toulouse come into this match in 18th and the relegation zone and so they will have a lot of work to do. Their last game before the international break ended in a 3-1 loss at home to Bordeaux which just underlined their season so far and it is clear that they started poorly.
What has saved Toulouse in the past has been their draws, and they do have 3 so far but also they have almost lost 50% of their games already. It is almost 7 weeks since the club won a game and at home they have won 2 and lost 2, the bad news is that they have lost their last two. It’s not very encouraging for them that they are dropping points to teams who traditionally finish in the lower half of the table and near them, that’s a direct rival.
Lille have been decent because they started the season poor and then of course have had the Champions League to contend with. So when we see that despite this and losing some quality players in the summer that they are in 5th place this is acceptable.
The away side are unbeaten in almost two months but they have drawn 3 of their last four games. Away from home is where the problem lies for them as they would be down in 17th place based on that record and they have not won a game yet on the road, gaining just 2 points from a possible 12.
Toulouse vs Lille: Head to Head
Last season this fixture ended 0-0.
Toulouse haven’t beaten Lille when at home for the last 4 games going back to 2015.
5 from the last 8 meetings have been under 2.5 goals.
Toulouse vs Lille: Prediction
Lille have the better team but this could be a much closer game than a lot of the media and fans think. It is always risking backing the draw but we think we could at least see it at half time and we will do that and also back under 2.5 goals for this game.
We don’t expect to see a vintage game on Saturday night but it could have its moments maybe the longer the game goes on. Back cautiously in this game, the midfield of each team could decide this chess like game of football.
Toulouse vs Lille: Bet Tips
Half Time Result: A draw at 2.10 (11/10)
Under 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5).