Lille looking to secure valuable away points and retain top spot, as they visit Angers on Sunday – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.
Champion’s League hopefuls Lille, travel to Angers on Sunday, as first takes on twelfth in the League.
It’s 44 points so far for Angers SCO this season, going into this fixture
Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Angers need now, after their loss to Olympique de Marseille at the Orange Velodrome.
Suffering five losses in six fixtures is a terrible run of form for any club, Stephane Moulin’s Angers will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. Their position is twelfth in the League, and they have 44 points having won 12 meetings, drawn eight matches, and lost 17 games.
Angers have won six games, drawn three fixtures, and lost nine fixtures of their 18 League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Angers SCO’s points from 44 to 47, so far this season.
Angers are likely to be missing eleven of their key players when they start Sunday’s game, due to injury and illness.
League leaders Lille will seek to win every game, this game is no exception
Whilst a disappointing 0-0 draw against Saint-Étienne in their last game, is not the worst result they could have experienced, Lille will be keen to improve the result in this fixture.
League leaders Lille keep finding ways to win, having secured 13 victories in their last 19 meetings is astonishing this season, which has contributed significantly to reach the top of the Ligue 1. With 80 points, they currently sit top of the League having won 23 matches, drawn 11 games, and lost three fixtures.
Playing away from home, Lille have won 13 fixtures, drawn four meetings, and lost one game.
The ultimate prize this season will be for Lille to finish top of the Ligue 1 and secure automatic qualification for the Champion’s League. However, they must play each game as it comes and secure the points, if that is to be achieved.
Good atacking and defensive team
Lille have a solid defence, with only 22 goals conceded in their previous matches. This has been a good season so far for Lille, in terms of goals scored (62). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Burak Yilmaz (15), Jonathan David (12), and Yusuf Yazici (7).
Injury and illness have depleted Christophe Galtier’s Lille and they will likely be missing one key personnel for Sunday’s match.
Angers SCO v Lille Head-to-Head.
Both clubs have already played each other 14 times with the record being six wins and four draws for Angers.
For Angers, Angelo Fulgini scored
six goals in 37 League games this campaign, while Burak Yilmaz contributed with
15 goals in 37 League matches this Ligue 1 Season for Lille.
Other standout players for Angers are Stephane Bahoken and Lois Diony with six goals and five goals respectively and for Lille are Jonathan David and Yusuf Yazici with 12 goals and seven goals respectively.