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Lille will be at Stade des Costières on Saturday for the Ligue 1 meeting with home side Nîmes.
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Nîmes will be hoping to return to winning ways here after a 5-0 Ligue 1 defeat in their last game at the hands of Strasbourg.
In that match, Nîmes had 41% possession and 6 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Strasbourg got 21 attempts at goal with 12 of them on target. Ludovic Ajorque (36', 51'), Habib Diallo (38'), Kenny Lala (45') and Majeed Waris (90') scored for Strasbourg.
It has not been often in recent times that Nîmes have shown defensive steel. The facts show that Les Crocodiles have failed to prevent opponents from scoring in 6 of their previous 6 matches, letting in 17 goals in the process.
Leading up to this clash, Nîmes:
- have not beaten Lille in their last 5 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 8 league games. Such a poor run.
Following on from being beaten in their last game against Angers SCO in Ligue 1 competition, Lille will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Lille had 66% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Lille was Burak Yılmaz (42'). At the other end, Angers SCO got 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Romain Thomas (5', 10') scored for Angers SCO.
Christophe Galtier's Lille have converted 10 times in the course of their most recent 6 matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes adds up to 8.
Pre-game facts show that Lille:
- haven't been defeated by Nîmes in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 13/02/1999 tells us that Nîmes have won 1 of them and Lille 3, with the number of drawn matches being 2.
There were also plenty of goals scored in those games, 24 in all at an average of 4 goals per meeting.
The previous league match between these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 9 on 06/10/2019 which ended up with the score at Lille 2-2 Nîmes.
On that occasion, Lille managed 65% possession and 18 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. The goals were scored by Loïc Rémy (12') and Victor Osimhen (79').
Nîmes had 14 shots at goal with 4 on target. Renaud Ripart (45') and Kévin Denkey (71') scored.
The match was refereed by Mikael Lesage.
Team News: Nîmes
Loïck Landre (Torn Muscle) and Clément Depres (Knee Surgery) won’t be available for Nîmes manager Jérôme Arpinon.
Team News: Lille
Owing to an otherwise healthy group, there’s only a single fitness issue for the Lille gaffer Christophe Galtier to contend with. Renato Sanches (Muscle Injury) misses out for this game.
When taking all factors into account, Nîmes have the capability to put a goal past this Lille side, although one goal may not be enough to prevent defeat.
We are therefore anticipating a 1-2 advantage for Lille at full-time. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade des Costières (18,364)
Captain: Anthony Briançon
Chairman: Rani Assaf
Manager: Jérôme Arpinon
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 20
⭐ Star Player: Mattéo Ahlinvi
Mostly taking up the Central Defensive Midfielder position, Mattéo Ahlinvi was born in Arcachon, France. After having played his first senior match for Nîmes in the 2020 - 2021 season, the skilful Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in the Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far from a total of 9 appearances.