Epinal – Lille : Preview & Prediction
Beaten by PSG last Sunday in the league (0-2), LOSC moved to Épinal Wednesday for the knockout stages of the Coupe de France. Tombeurs de Gonfreville in the previous round, the Mastiffs will obviously be favored against a formation of fourth division, which has just lost in the North of France against the Iris Club de Croix. However, and since the men of Galtier still remain on two consecutive setbacks (Lyon, PSG), we should not see Osimhen and consorts too good too quickly on the lawn of Colombière, and bet on a huge success on their part could constitute an error. With only 2 goals conceded in 4 French Cup matches this season, the Vosges can pose many difficulties for the defending French vice-champions.
LOSC has just lost 2 consecutive games (Lyon, PSG).
Moreover, Lille has lost 3 of its last 4 games. Beating only Gonfreville in Cup.
LOSC have not won any of their last 7 games by more than two goals.
Épinal has not conceded a home goal in the Coupe de France this season. Having nevertheless faced Sochaux!
Épinal has lost none of its last 22 games by more than two goals behind.
Lille is not on a good slope, and Epinal could take the opportunity to pose problems for the Mastiffs. Superior on paper, the men of Galtier could experience some difficulties on the lawn of the Colombière.
Epinal – Lille : Betting Tips
Lille – Win Odds: 1.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70