Lille v Amiens Betting Tips: 1, 2019-01-18

International Football Tips

Ligue 1
Friday 18th January 2019
Kickoff: 1945hrs
Pick: Lille to win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.68 (odds taken at 02:58 GMT, 18 Jan 2019)

Friday night brings us action from the French top flight with high-flying Lille taking on struggling Amiens as the betting tips continue at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy with the hosts looking to pull away from third placed Saint-Etienne with a win here.

Ligue 1 Betting at Marathonbet

Lille Prediction

Lille have enjoyed a pretty successful campaign so far this season as they sit in second place behind Ligue 1 leaders, PSG, and although they find themselves 13 points adrift of the perennial champions, there’s still plenty to play for as they seek to nail down the other automatic Champions League spot.

Lille hold a slender one point margin ahead of third placed Saint-Etienne so the hosts will be keen to make home advantage count in this encounter having suffered just one defeat from their last six matches overall, as well as possessing a solid record of 6-3-1 19/8 on home turf so far this term.

Lille’s solitary defeat came last time out at home to Toulouse in a surprise 2-1 loss, and having drawn their previous three matches beforehand with Strasbourg, Lyon and Reims, the hosts will be desperate for three points tonight.

Lille have kept 4 clean sheets from their 10 home matches to date while the likes of Pepe (13 goals) and Leao (4 goals) should fire them home this evening.


Key-Facts – Lille v Amiens

    • Lille have lost just once in their last 6 matches in Ligue 1
    • Lille have kept 4 clean sheets from their 10 matches at home this season
    • Amiens have failed to score in 6 of their 10 away matches to date


Amiens Prediction

Amiens are currently perched precariously just above the relegation play-off spot as they hold a one point margin above 18th placed Dijon ahead of this difficult looking trip to Lille on Friday night.

With just one win from their last seven league matches overall, it looks a tough ask for Amiens to get something out of Lille in this clash having suffered recent defeats to Marseille, Nimes, Monaco and PSG – the latter being a 3-0 loss at home.

On the road, Amiens hold a disappointing record of 2-2-6 5/17 and although they’ve collected recent wins on their travels at Toulouse and Guingamp, these have been against teams that are sitting in the bottom half of Ligue 1, the latter returning to the bottom of the league.

In addition, goal-shy Amiens have failed to score in 6 of their 10 away matches to date and could find it tough going against Lille as well.

Betting Tips Verdict

Lille won’t get a better chance to return to winning ways here while Amiens have struggled to find the back of the net on their travels.