Lille – Toulouse : Preview & Prediction
Lille and Toulouse play at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in a 16-round Ligue 1 match. At this stage, the history of direct bouts is favorable to the home team, who has 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. However, the last time they faced in this stage was in 20-09-2016, in a game for the Ligue 1 that finished with the victory of Toulouse by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by M. Baša (34 ‘) for Lille and O. Toivonen (12’ and 78 ‘) for Toulouse. Although this is a game between the 15th and 15th of the overall ranking, it is actually a game between the 18th place in home games and the 18th as a visitor.
Analysis of Lille
After 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses, the home team is in the 1st position and has not won any point. In the last match, they beat Lyon 2-1 away after losing 3-0 to Montpellier in the last game. This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, it achieves practically the same points at home and away, having won 8 points in its stadium, with 8 goals scored and 10 conceded, against 7 points out, where it scored 6 goals and suffered 13. For the championship, Lille won 8 points in 21 chances, after 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 7 games he played in his stadium. The team conceded goals to their opponents in 9 of their last 10 games in this competition, so they have not been very strong defensively. In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never managed to turn the board. In the last 9 home matches in all competitions there are 1 highlights: scored 5 of his 10 goals in minutes (61’-75 ‘).
Lille will play in the French Cup after three consecutive away appearances, which should be a little more relieved after the win in the last round, which interrupted their two-match losing streak. At the time, the team did not have a great performance, having finished little, but was more efficient and showed consistency defensive, thus leaving with three points against Lyon. Although this was not the case, the offensive sector has been largely responsible for the team’s unsatisfactory campaign, as it is among the seven worst in the competition, having failed to balance the net in nine games. However, the club stands out for the quality shown in the exchange of passes and also for maintaining a good average of possession of the ball. Coach Marcelo Bielsa frequently alternates the team’s tactical scheme, but should keep the Brazilian Thiago Mendes as a reference in the midfield.
Analysis of Toulouse
After 4 wins, 4 draws and 7 losses, the visiting team is in 15th place, having won 16 points. In the last match, they lost with Nice at home (1-2), after their previous match had lost out in a game against Dijon by (3-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they won 11 points, against only 5 in their games as a visitor. In the league, Toulouse won 5 points in 24 chances, after 1 win, 2 draws and 5 losses in the last 8 games they played as a visitor. In his league games as a visitor the most frequent result at the break was 1-0 (3 out of 8 matches). In 15 games in this competition, he suffered the first goal 6 times and only got 1 turn on the scoreboard.
Toulouse are experiencing their worst moment in this year’s French Championship, given that they have not won for five rounds and come from two straight defeats. The last of them took place in the home, in a game where he missed many passes and left the opponent to work hard the ball, and although he opened the score, he suffered the draw and the turn already in the final stretch of the second half, Nice As was evident in this clash, the team has left much to be desired in offensive terms, being that in five games could not take the zero of the score, and now is among the six worst of the competition, in addition to possessing the third worst average of finalizations. As a visitor, the club owns the fifth worst campaign, and in this condition has the most leaked defense, alongside Guingamp and Strasbourg. The 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1 should be the setup used in this duel by the coach, who will not be able to count on Amian, who is suspended.
Lille – Toulouse : Betting Tips
Lille – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70