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Nice will arrive at Stade Pierre-Mauroy on Saturday for the Ligue 1 meeting with hosts Lille.
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Lille, who won their previous game, will hope for a similar result following the 2-3 Ligue 1 success vs Lyon.
In that match, Lille had 54% possession and 16 shots on goal with 7 of them on target. For Lille, the goals were scored by José Fonte (35' Own goal), Burak Yılmaz (45', 85') and Jonathan David (60'). Olympique Lyonnais had 7 attempts on goal with 2 of them on target. Islam Slimani (20') was the scorer for Lyon.
Christophe Galtier's Lille have managed to score 8 times in their last 6 outings. The number of goals that have been scored against them in those games stands at 8.
Their previous form shows that Lille:
- have not been beaten in the league by Nice in their previous 3 matches.
- haven't beaten Nice in their last 2 league matches.
- are without a home win in the past 2 league matches.
Nice will go into this meeting following on from a 3-1 Ligue 1 win in the defeat of Montpellier in their previous game.
In that game, Nice managed 58% possession and 18 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Nice, the scorers were Hicham Boudaoui (6'), Jean-Clair Todibo (39') and Alexis Claude-Maurice (40'). Montpellier had 14 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. Gaëtan Laborde (3') scored for Montpellier.
Adrian Ursea's Nice have seen their efforts on goal rewarded a total of 9 times throughout their most recent 6 matches. The number of goals that they have conceded during that same period equals 5.
Going into this contest, Nice have not emerged victorious against Lille in games played away from home for the previous 2 league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head to head meetings going back to 20/12/2017 shows that Lille have won 1 of these & Nice 2, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
A combined sum of 15 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 8 for LOSC and 7 for Les Aiglons. That’s an average goals per game figure of 2.5.
The previous league game featuring these sides was Ligue 1 match day 8 on 25/10/2020 when the final score was Nice 1-1 Lille.
On that occasion, Nice had 53% possession and 8 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player to score was Kasper Dolberg (49').
Lille got 12 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Burak Yılmaz (58') was the scorer.
The referee was Frank Schneider.
Team News: Lille
It’s a low absenteeism rate, with just the sole fitness concern for the Lille gaffer Christophe Galtier to be concerned about thanks to an otherwise robust group. Timothy Weah (Muscle Injury) will miss out.
Team News: Nice
Nice manager Adrian Ursea has to choose a team with limited availability. Dante (Cruciate Ligament Rupture), Myziane Maolida (Surgery) and Jeff Reine-Adélaïde (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) are those who can’t be considered.
It looks to us that Lille will more than likely get the win and a possible clean sheet when they face Nice, who could well find it tough scoring a goal of their own.
We’re tipping a 2-0 margin for Lille at full-time.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (50,186)
Captain: José Fonte
Chairman: Gérard Lopez
Manager: Christophe Galtier
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 1
⭐ Key Man: Yusuf Yazıcı
Usually used in the Central Attacking Midfielder position, Yusuf Yazıcı was born in Trabzon, Turkey. After having played his first senior match for Trabzonspor in the 2015 - 2016 season, the skilful Midfielder has hit 7 league goals in this Ligue 1 2020 - 2021 campaign so far coming from a total of 28 appearances.