Lille vs Angers: prediction for the Ligue 1 match
After a victory in the French Super Cup current champion suffered a serious drop of form and lost almost any chance for the top spot. After 12 rounds of the current season the Red-Blues have four victories and three draws, which brought them 15 points. Though, team is not too far from Top-10 and even a few successful matches can turn things around.
After a 2:0 victory over Marseille the current champion lost to Clermont (0:1), drew to Brest (1:1) and suffered an away defeat to PSG (1:2), who got their revenge for a loss in the Super Cup.
Botman, Yilmaz and Leonardo are unavailable for the match against PSG.
Angers put up a number of successful matches at the start of the season and now team is in contention for the European competitions zone. After 12 rounds of the current season The Black and Whites have four victories and five draws in the asset, team is at the 8th spot in the standings with 17 points.
Team is only two points ahead of today's hosts. We should note that Gerald Baticle's men mirrored their opponent's results in recent matches - two defeats and a draw against Saint-Etienne (2:2).
Bamba, Thioub and Ould Khaled won't play against Lille.
This bet played in 3 out of 6 most recent matches of Lille
This bet played in 3 out of 5 most recent matches of the visitors
In 2 out of 4 most recent head-to-head matches goals were scored only during one of the halves
In this match we will place a bet on the hosts, they have a better squad, plus they will have a home advantage. Dogs are also seriously motivated - victory can lead them into the top half of the table. We should also note that The Black and Whites are in a poor form now and it affected team's performance in recent rounds.
Our prediction - Lille to win
Both opponents are playing offensively. In 4 out of 5 most recent head-to-head opponents scored at least three goals. Teams are very close to each other in the standings and it will bring the intensity to the match, both clubs will be motivated to get the victory.
Our second bet is on total over 2.5 goals