Lille and Nantes will meet in the 5th round of Ligue 1 in a match played in Pierre-Mauroi on Friday evening. Lille has big goals this season, they are participants in the Champions League, and the players will need a lot of energy. Nantes wants to secure a safe mid-table position, but they need to improve their performances.
September 25th, 2020 – 21:00
Lill vs Nantes Betting Tips and Predictions
Reason for Lille vs Nantes Predictions
Lille enjoys a good start of the campaign as they were involved in four league matches so far without losing any of them. They managed to remain undefeated in tough challenges against Rennes and Marseille. However, they’d be bidding to replicate the performances they put out in the games between in which they bested both Stade Reims and FC Metz via 1-0 scorelines. Results and form at home have also been solid as Lille has suffered just two defeats out of their last 21 matches, including a 2-1 win over Nantes in their previous meeting at home against their visitors. Burak Yilmaz is a great striker, he has the experience and is expected to score as many goals as possible this season. Jonathan Ikone is a great player, and many teams are interested in this guy. He has good dribbles, and his greatest virtue is speed. He is the future of French football. Christophe Galtier is brilliantly leading this team, and he has the great trust of the people from the club.
Onto Nantes, and the visitors have made a slow start comparing to their hosts as they’ve registered just one league win to date in this new French top-flight season, courtesy of a 2-1 home win over Nimes. Greater efficiency is needed, as they score a few goals. The recent overall form has been disappointing though for Nantes as the visitors have picked up just two wins out of their last 12 matches away from home. It underlines the struggles they’ve had on the road of late. Andrei Girotto is a great defensive player; he commands the defense and has attracted attention with his great games. Moses Simon is in great shape, has a precise shot, plays equally in both directions, is an exciting player. Kader Bamba found the right role in the team, he moves great in the middle of the field, and it’s hard to take the ball away from this guy. Kalifa Coulibaly is the best player of the team, he is strong, he moves excellent, and Malian international has attracted the interest of several clubs. Christian Gourcuff is a promising coach, he is expected to drive Nantes towards the survival in Ligue 1, and it will be interesting to watch this team.
Lille has held the upper hand over Nantes in previous clashes, winning seven of the last eight meetings, and the hosts look set for further success on Friday night. The home team is expected to win. Their head to head matches have been efficient lately, but the visitors struggled in front of the oppositions’ net. We believe this one will remain under 2.5 margin.