Lille will visit the La Beaujoire to take on Nantes in the Ligue 1 on Saturday.
Lille Match Form
Lille are looking to repeat last year’s achievements this time as well. They finished second last campaign to qualify for the Champions League. Now they stand in the fourth place, looking to repeat the same. A recent string of wins has put them just one point behind Rennes in third place. Marseille in second are some distance away, but the qualifier spot is definitely up for grabs. Lille’s Champions League campaign this time ended prematurely as they crashed out in the group stage.
Lille have won four out of their last five league games. In that time they have scored nine goals while conceding just twice. The only defeat came against Marseille two weeks ago. Lille led 1-0 in that game, but Marseille came back to claim a 2-1 win. Last week Lille faced Toulouse and recorded a comprehensive 3-0 victory. Loic Remy opened the scoring very early and made it 2-0 in the second half itself. Renato Sanches scored in the second half to seal the win for Lille.
Lille had nine shots on target in the game compared to just one from Toulouse. They played in a 4-4-2 formation, as Remy partnered with Victor Osimhen in the attack. Both the strikers look to be in form, which is a great boost to the side. Sanches is looking promising as well, and he will hope to keep on performing consistently.
Nantes Match Form
Nantes started the season strongly, but currently, they are languishing in 11th place. They have won just once in their last five league games. That win came last week when they claimed a 3-1 victory over Marseille. It was an impressive performance, as Marseille are second in the table. Nantes were underdogs going into the game, but Anthony Limbombe gave them the lead. Marseille soon equalised, but Kader Bamba’s eventual winner brought home the three points for Nantes.
Prior to this win, Nantes were on a six-game winless run. Courtesy of those three points, they are now just two points below fifth-placed Monaco. The teams in between are all vying for a Europa League place, and it will be tough for Nantes to overtake all of them. Their attack has improved of late, which is a positive sign. Nantes have scored three goals in two of their last three matches.
Lille have dominated Nantes in the recent head to head records. They have not lost in the last eight meetings. In that time, Lille have won six times with the other games ending as draws. Both sides have scored in each of the last four encounters.
Lille vs Nantes Betting Tips
Lille will be the favorites this time as well. They should continue their dominance over Nantes and get the three points. Both teams will score in this one, and the total goals should be over 2.5 in the game.