Ligue 1 – Lille – Lyon on Match-day 18

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Next Sunday at 1:00pm GMT, on matchday 18 of the Ligue 1, we will see Lille play Lyon at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

This clash sees twelfth play eleventh, as struggling Lyon visit the Stade Pierre Mauroy to face Lille.

Lille have so far accrued 24 points in this season of the Ligue 1

Lille will be full of confidence, going into this fixture on that back of two successive wins against Troyes and Rennes. They will need this if they are to retain their run.

Also, success in football comes from winning more games than your opponents, simply put, if Lille can continue to extend their winning streak from two games then they will have an incredible season. With an eleventh position in the league and 6 wins, 5 losses and 6 draws, they currently have 24 points in the League having won six games, drawn six fixtures, and lost five meetings.

Playing at home, Lille have won four matches, drawn three games, and lost one game.

Lille will see 27 points so far this season, should they secure a win.

Lille are likely to be missing one of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.

Lyon arrive at this meeting, having secured 23 points so far this season

Only a positive result will be acceptable for Peter Bosz’s Lyon, having drawn away to Bordeaux, which itself followed a loss to Reims. A win would go some way to restoring the team’s confidence.

Also, With 23 points, they currently sit twelfth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 6 wins, 5 losses and 5 draws having won six fixtures, drawn five meetings, and lost five matches.

Lyon have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won two games, drawn two matches, and lost four meetings of their eight League matches on the road this season.

Winning this fixture will see Lyon on 26 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring stats of 25 goals (21 from open play and four penalties). Their stand out attacking players have been Lucas Paqueta (6), Karl Toko Ekambi (5), and Moussa Dembele (4). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Lyon so far, having conceded 25 goals in their last matches so far.

Going into Sunday’s game, Peter Bosz without three of his players, due to illness or injury.

Lille v Lyon – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels These two teams have met on 54 occasions, in whichLille have enjoyed 22 wins and 18 draws. Further, in four of the last eight matches between these sides, the result has been a draw. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was April 2021 and the score line ended up with a 2-3 away win for Lille. Previous matches between this pair have been high-scoring affairs and the odds of both sides finding the net on Sunday are high (65.36%) so it should be an entertaining match.

Lille to win has a 42.19 percent probability.

Performance Report

For Lille, Jonathan David contributed with
11 goals in 17 League games so far, while Lucas Paqueta is one of the top performing players after having scored
six goals in 16 League games this Ligue 1 Season for Lyon.

Other players of note for Lille are Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz with 11 goals both and for Lyon are Karl Toko Ekambi and Moussa Dembele with five goals and four goals respectively.

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