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Lille vs Nantes Prediction & Betting tips
In the French Ligue 1, a completely unknown picture is currently emerging. The series champions Paris St. Germain are not leading the ranking after four match days, but AS St. Etienne ahead of Rennes and the two surprise teams from Montpellier and Lens. The Champions League finalist only has six points and has already suffered two defeats.
The league leaders could be replaced on Friday evening at the start of the fifth matchday. Should a tip on the home side pay off in the game Lille against Nantes, coach Christophe Galtier’s team would jump to position one for at least one night.
The endeavor will not be easy for the home side, however, because the guests from the western French port city have also started the season properly. Only one of the first four encounters was lost for the canaries. Last week the 13th of the previous season won a considerable point at home against leaders St. Etienne.
Because the odds of a home win between Lille and Nantes are too low in our eyes, given the good form of the Gourcuff team, we would advise against betting on the three-way market. Instead, we focus on the number of goals and even tend to score at least three goals over the course of the game, even though the hosts in particular have so far been more of a minimalist.
With two wins and two draws on the first four match days, Lille OSC started the new season very well. The fourth from last season, who is thus firmly represented in the Europa League group stage, could even have had two more points on the account, but in the away game on Sunday at Olympique Marseille, the Galtier-Elf missed it, from the clear increase in chances to draw a benefit. Ultimately, it stayed with a 1: 1 draw, which was flattering for the opponent.
This continued the trend from the first games, which attested the northern French had problems on the offensive. Ikone, David and Co. only managed four measly gates. It almost seems as if “Les Douges” have not yet coped with the departure of top scorer Victor Osimhen to Naples.
Because the high-quality team does not lack opportunities for entry, it should only be a matter of time before the Olympique Sporting Club’s knot will burst.
Under these circumstances, it is well worth considering on Friday evening between Lille and Nantes to venture a prediction of at least three goals in the course of the game, especially since the guests have always been able to put the opposing defense before difficulties.
In terms of personnel, the experienced coach could make one or two changes in the starting XI. Renato Sanches and Jonathan Ikone are options for a start from the start, as are youngster Timothy Weah, who could replace veteran Burak Yilmaz. In any case, the “Great Danes” should not lack individual class.
Those in charge of the Football Club de Nantes can be satisfied with the season so far. The 13th from last year suffered only one defeat on the first four match days, but with Bordeaux, Monaco and last weekend’s front runner St. Etienne also had tough opponents in front of his chest. The only bankruptcy was against the Kovac team.
Although the canaries are currently only 14th with the yield of five points (one win, two draws), the men of coach Christian Gourcuff have already shown that they have weapons, especially offensively, to embarrass good defenders.
In the 2-2 draw in the previous week against the leader of the table, the yellow-green fired a whopping 15 shots in the direction of the opposing body. The high percentage of ball possession (57%) also implies a certain courage that characterizes the West French. It can therefore not be assumed that the eight-time French champions (last time in 2001) will stand behind and leave the opponent to his own fate.
This in turn justifies the odds on a game with more than two goals on Friday evening between Lille and Nantes. So why not on Friday evening at the start of the fifth matchday at the highly traded Lille OSC?
Lille vs Nantes head to head matches
01.03.20 L1 Nantes Lille 0 : 1
11.08.19 L1 Lille Nantes 2 : 1
31.03.19 L1 Nantes Lille 2 : 3
22.09.18 L1 Lille Nantes 2 : 1
11.02.18 L1 Nantes Lille 2 : 2