Lille v Angers Betting Tips: 1, 2019-05-18

International Football Tips

Ligue 1
Saturday 18th May 2019
Kickoff: 2000hrs
Pick: Lille win
Bookmaker: Marathonbet
Odds: 1.68 (odds taken at 23:59 GMT, 16 May 2019)

There’s just 2 matches remaining of the French Ligue 1 season and we go around the grounds of a few featured fixtures this Saturday, starting with Lille taking on Angers as the betting tips continue at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy with the hosts looking to guarantee their automatic Champions League spot for next season.

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Lille Prediction

Lille sit in 2nd spot in the French top flight and 16 points adrift of runaway league leaders, PSG, but that won’t bother Saturday night’s hosts as they hold a valuable 6-point cushion above 3rd placed Lyon with just 2 matches remaining of the season.

Lille therefore need just a point to guarantee their place amongst the elite of the European clubs, and having put together a recent 7-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1, they’ll be confident that they can get the job done against Angers here.

The hosts have ensured they’ve picked up points on the road with draws at Reims, Toulouse and Lyon as well as winning at home with victories against PSG (5-1), Nimes (5-0) and Bordeaux (1-0), while their home record stands at a commanding 12-4-2 37/11.

Lille have lost just 1 of their last 8 on home turf which was a 1-0 loss to Monaco, but 6 wins from these 8 matches have helped Lille into 2nd place and they look well set to qualify for the Champions League.

Forwards Pepe (20 goals), Bamba (12 goals), Leao (8 goals) and Remy (6 goals) should ensure the points finally make their way into Lille’s back pocket tonight.


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Angers Prediction

Angers occupy 13th place on the French Ligue 1 ladder having produced mixed results and inconsistent displays throughout this top flight campaign. The visitors have claimed just 2 wins out of their last 11 matches overall in Ligue 1, which were both recorded away from home at Caen and Bordeaux in 1-0 wins, but they’ve also recently suffered defeats to Lyon and PSG which cancel these victories out.

Angers possess an inconsistent looking away record of 5-7-6 20/22 which includes just 3 away wins from their last 14 matches on the road, so the visitors look unlikely to be able to upset the apple cart at Lille on Saturday night.

Curiously though, Angers have won 5 of the last 7 meetings against Lille and with this history behind them, the visitors will fancy their chances of spoiling Lille’s party here.


Key-Facts – Lille v Angers

  • Lille have collected 6 wins from their last 8 matches at home in Ligue 1
  • Lille have kept 9 clean sheets at home so far this season in Ligue 1
  • Angers have won 5 of the last 7 meetings against Lille


Betting Tips Verdict

Previous history has been against them, but Lille with their impressive firepower up front should take the spoils here.

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