Ligue 1 – Match-day 17: Lille v Troyes

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Lille at home against Troyes – Saturday – 7:00pm GMT – The Stade Pierre Mauroy.

It’s a clash of twelfth vs fifteenth, as Lille host Troyes at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Lille have managed to gain 21 points

Lille come to this match on the back of a victory, having beaten Rennes 1-2 at the Roazhon Park.

Also, with four draws in six matches, Manager Jocelyn Gourvennec has plenty to ponder, going into the next fixture, not least of which is how to get the wins he needs. With a twelfth position in the league and 5 wins, 5 losses and 6 draws, they currently have 21 points in the League having won five fixtures, drawn six games, and lost five meetings.

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

Winning this fixture will see Lille on 24 points.

Injury and illness have depleted Jocelyn Gourvennec’s Lille and they will likely be missing one key personnel for Saturday’s match.

Troyes’ campaign so far has seen them accrue 16 points this season

It was three points secured for Troyes in their last fixture, beating FC Lorient 2-0 at Stade de l’Aube.

Also, Troyes need to get out of the losing habit, with three recorded in the last four meetings. With 16 points, they currently sit fifteenth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 4 wins, 8 losses and 4 draws having won four games, drawn four fixtures, and lost eight matches.

Troyes have had a disappointing run of performances on the road, having won two games, drawn one game, and lost five meetings of their eight League matches away from home this season.

A victory for Troyes would put them on 19 points.

Laurent Batlles will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of six of his Troyes players.

Lille v Troyes – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Troyes with a greater number of wins. In the last 18 meetings, they have enjoyed seven victories, to Lille’s five wins. In addition, Troyes have won five out of eight meetings when visiting Lille. The last time both teams met in this competition was January 2018, when Troyes walked away as 1-0 winners.

Lille have a 68.03 percent probability of winning.

Players to watch

For Lille, Jonathan David contributed with
10 goals in 16 League games this Ligue 1 Season, while Xavier Chavalerin is a top performing player who has scored
three goals in 16 League matches so far for Troyes.

Other players of note for Lille are Jonathan David and Burak Yilmaz with 10 goals both and for Troyes are Mama Balde and Yoann Touzghar with three goals and two goals respectively.

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