Strasbourg – Lille, Ligue 1 Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR STRASBOURG - LILLE
Strasbourg have not recorded good results lately and have only 1 point in the last 3 games of the league as the most shocking was the loss by Angers by 1-2. Still, Strasbourg still have big chances to enter top 5, as they are only 4 points from Saint Etienne. Strasbourg is a very unpredictable team that plays on a certain level both in their home games and in their visits.
Lille broke their series from wins in Ligue 1 with a draw (0-0) with Montpellier at home. Meanwhile, they have also been eliminated from the French Cup, so they are only playing now in the championship, where they are, however, in a very good position, namely 10 points over 4th, Marseille. The goal of Les Dogues is to keep the second position, as they are almost there all season, and this gives the right to enter directly in the Champions League group stage. This would be significant for Lille, who struggled for survival 2 years ago.
Strasbourg, however, has the fame of a team that is extremely difficult for the strongest teams in the league and Lille is exactly that. Earlier this season, Strasbourg made 0-0 with Lille and totally outplayed Les Dogues, who wondered what to do to get the ball into the net. We are now expecting an even game again, but this time with much more open play and goals. Strasbourg often scores at home, and Lille is a good rival against which they can do it again. Prediction – Lille : Clean Sheet – NO at 1.48
- Strasbourg has not scored a goal as host against Lille only twice in history, the last time it was in 2008.
- Strasbourg has not scored a goal as host only against Nimes
- Lille only have 3 clean sheets as a guest
STRASBOURG TEAM NEWS
Mitrovic(22/0 D), Carole(14/0 D) and Martin(20/3 M) are out
LILLE TEAM NEWS
Soumaoro(16/0 D) and Xeka(22/2 M) are out