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Toulouse will be at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday for the Ligue 1 tie with home team Lille.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Lille v Toulouse are shown below (including the best match odds).
Lille will be looking for an improved result here following the 2-1 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Marseille.
In that game, Lille managed 47% possession and 7 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lille was Ismaily (12'). On the other side, Marseille got 14 shots at goal with 7 of them on target. Alexis Sánchez (26') and Samuel Gigot (61') scored for Marseille.
Fixtures involving Lille have usually been entertaining encounters recently with high scoring being the norm. Over their past half dozen clashes, a grand total of 24 goals have been recorded for both sides combined (at an average of 4 goals per game) with 10 of these accredited to Lille.
Ahead of this meeting, Lille are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Toulouse head into the clash after a 1-0 Ligue 1 win in the defeat of Reims in their previous match.
In that match, Toulouse managed 47% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Toulouse was Zakaria Aboukhlal (31'). At the other end, Reims got 10 attempts at goal with 1 on target.
Throughout their 6 latest matches, Philippe Montanier's Toulouse have had reason to celebrate scoring 7 times thus yielding them a goals per game average of 1.17.
Ahead of this clash, Toulouse have not won away from home in their last 2 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 02/12/2017 tells us that Lille have won 3 of them and Toulouse 2, with the number of drawn results being 1.
An aggregate of 15 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 9 of them for LOSC and 6 being from Toulouse. That is an average goals per game value of 2.5.
The previous league encounter between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 26 on 22/02/2020 which ended up with the score at Lille 3-0 Toulouse.
In that game, Lille had 60% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 9 of them on target. The goalscorers were Loïc Rémy (2', 39') and Renato Sanches (72').
On the other side, Toulouse had 7 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Thomas Leonard.
Team News: Lille
The Lille manager Paulo Fonseca has zero fitness concerns to speak of before this game owing to a fully healthy squad to choose from.
We think that LOSC will possibly line up in a 4-2-3-1 system for the game, handing starts to Lucas Chevalier, Bafode Diakite, Jose Fonte, Leny Yoro, Ismaily, Benjamin Andre, Andre Gomes, Adam Ounas, Angel Gomes, Jonathan Bamba and Jonathan David.
Team News: Toulouse
Out of a mainly full-strength squad, there is only the lone fitness worry for the Toulouse boss Philippe Montanier to contend with. Rhys Healey (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be playing here.
From our viewpoint, Toulouse will likely utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Maxime Dupe, Mikkel Desler, Anthony Rouault, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Moussa Diarra, Stijn Spierings, B. van den, Zakaria Aboukhlal, Fares Chaibi, Issiaga Sylla and Thijs Dallinga.
We’re of the view that Lille certainly have the ability to score at least once when they come up against Toulouse, who will be up against it to find the back of the net.
Accordingly, we see a 2-0 winning score for Lille after 90 minutes.
Our expert partners are tipping under 3.5 goals for this match. Check out their VIP predictions here.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50,186)
Captain: José Fonte
Chairman: Olivier Létang
Manager: Paulo Fonseca
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 8
⭐ Key Player: Jonathan David
Mostly playing in the Striker position, Jonathan David was born in Brooklyn, USA. Having played his first senior match for KAA Gent in the 2018 - 2019 season, the gifted Forward has got 4 league goals in the Ligue 1 2022 - 2023 season so far in 7 appearances.