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Lille are going up against visiting club Reims at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in the Ligue 1 tie on Wednesday.
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Lille will be hoping to return to winning ways here following the 1-0 Ligue 1 defeat last time out to RC Lens.
In that match, Lille had 53% possession and 7 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. For their opponents, RC Lens had 13 shots at goal with 4 on target. Przemysław Frankowski (74') scored for RC Lens.
It has been a rare occasion in recent times that Lille have kept a clean sheet. It will be a concern for them that Lille have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, giving up 9 goals along the way.
Heading into this fixture, Lille are unbeaten in the league by Reims in their previous 2 games.
In their last game, Reims drew 0-0 in the Ligue 1 match with FC Lorient.
In that match, Reims managed 43% possession and 10 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. At the other end, FC Lorient got 6 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target.
In 5 of the previous 6 games featuring Reims, a notably low volume of goals have gone in between them and opposing sides. The overall average number of goals per game within that spell is a mere 2, with the average goals for Les rouges et blancs equalling 1. That kind of trend might not be continued into this next game, of course.
Pre-game facts show that Reims:
- haven't beaten Lille when they've played them away from home in the last 4 league matches. Not good at all.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 3 league matches away from home.
Head to head
A glance at their most recent head-to-head clashes stretching back to 05/03/2016 tells us that Lille have won 3 of these & Reims 1, with the tally of drawn matches being 2.
A total of 12 goals were scored between the two sides in these games, with 7 for LOSC and 5 netted by Les rouges et blancs. That’s an average goals per game of 2.
The last league fixture featuring these clubs was Ligue 1 match day 20 on 17/01/2021 when the final score was Lille 2-1 Reims.
That day, Lille had 61% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 8 on target. Goals were scored by Jonathan Bamba (48') and Jonathan David (91').
For their opponents, Reims had 8 attempts at goal with 4 on target. Arber Zeneli (36') scored.
The referee was Benoît Millot.
Team News: Lille
Renato Sanches (Meniscal Injury) and Jonathan Bamba (Thigh Problems) will not be able to play for Lille boss Jocelyn Gourvennec.
Team News: Reims
Thanks to a largely full-strength group, there’s only the lone fitness issue for the Reims manager Óscar García to be concerned with. Arbër Zeneli (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) misses out for this game.
Looking at these two teams, we feel that Lille should really score more than once when they come up against Reims, who might well find it difficult getting goals.
We can therefore see a comfortable 2-0 victory for Lille at the end of this one.
Our expert partners are tipping over 1.5 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: Jocelyn Gourvennec
Competitions: Ligue 1 position 15, Champions League (Group G)
🔑 Star Player: Burak Yılmaz
Regularly taking to the field in the Striker position, Burak Yılmaz was born in Antalya, Turkey. After having made a senior debut playing for Beşiktaş in the 2006 - 2007 season, the skilful Forward has bagged 2 league goals in this Ligue 1 2021 - 2022 campaign so far in a total of 6 appearances.