Lille – Angers : Preview & Prediction
Lille and Angers meet at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in a match for the 27th round of Ligue 1. The two teams drew 1-1 on 27-08-2017, the last time they faced each other in this edition of the league. The record of recent direct matches favors the visiting team, which in the last 5 matches has won 3 and drawn 2. The home / away condition deserves special attention, since although this is a match between 17th and 19th of the overall standings, in fact this is a confrontation between the 18th placed in home games and the 11th as a visitor.
Analysis of Lille
After 7 wins, 6 draws and 13 losses, the home team is in 17th place, having won 27 points. In the last match, they drew with Lyon at home (2-2), after the previous game tied it out in a game against Nantes (2-2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 16 points, against only 11 in their games as a visitor. For the championship, Lille won 12 points in 30 chances, after 3 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in the last 10 games he played in his stadium. The team has conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games, so they have not shown great defensive solidity, but their attack has scored regularly, as they managed to achieve in 7 of the last 10 games in this competition. In 26 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 17 times and never managed to turn the score. There are 1 highlights in the last 13 home games in this competition: he scored 7 of his 14 goals in the minutes (61′-75 ‘).
Lille come to this game with a positive draw against Lyon in 2-2, adding the third game followed without winning in the French championship. Overall, the home team’s season has not been positive and currently occupies a position very close to the relegation zone. In this game against their fans coach Christophe Galtier should keep the team at 4-3-3 with Mothiba being responsible for creating dangerous moves on the defensive line of the opponent. On the other hand, Nicolas Pepe is the best finisher of Lille with 7 goals scored. It is important to note that the home team shows a negative performance in both sectors when they play at home, having scored on average 1.15 goals and suffered on average 1.46 goals per game. For this game the coach does not have Koné and Malcuit, both injured.
Analysis of Angers
After 5 wins, 10 draws and 11 losses, the visiting team is in 19th place, having won 25 points. In the last match, they lost with Saint Étienne at home (0-1), after having lost at home in a match against Monaco (0-4). This is a team little affected by the house factor, since it has achieved similar results at home and abroad. In the championship, the Angers won 7 points in 30 chances, after 1 win, 4 draws and 5 losses in the last 10 games he played as a visitor.
For this competition, you have not won any of the last 8 games outside of your stadium. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 26 games in this competition, he only managed 1 turn on the scoreboard in 16 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Angers come to this round with a home defeat to Saint-Étienne, 0-1, thus totaling the third consecutive defeat in this competition. It is worth mentioning that the visitors have only 3 wins in the last 10 games played. In this away game, coach Stéphane Moulin is expected to line up in 4-3-3 favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks, ie defending with the surrounding sectors, looking for the back of the Lille defensive line. Watching the 13 games played away from home it is possible to notice that the visitors present great offensive failures: they scored on average 1 goal per game. Toko Ekambi is the highlight of this team with 11 goals scored. For this game the coach counts on all his players.
Lille – Angers : Betting Tips
Lille – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / NO – Odds: 1.70
UNDER 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70