Lille v Nantes Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th August 2019

Last season's runners-up to start with a home win

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Lille v Nantes Betting Tips – Ligue 1, 11th August 14.00pm

Christophe Galtier’s Lille welcome Christian Gourcuff’s Nantes to the Stade Pierre-Mauroy for a Ligue 1 fixture on Sunday afternoon. In France’s top tier last season, the Great Danes finished second behind Paris Saint-Germain, picking up an impressive 75 points in the process. Meanwhile, the Canaries, who recently appointed Christian Gourcuff, finished up in 12th. Can last term’s Ligue 1 runners-up kick off this season’s Ligue 1 campaign with a comfortable home win?

Lille v Nantes Betting Odds*

Lille 19/20
Draw 23/10
Nantes 16/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 9th, 2019 at 13:30 p.m.)
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Lille News and Form – Galtier’s troops to kick on from last season?

Lille had a campaign to remember last season, winning 22 of their 38 matches to finish in second spot. Meanwhile, the club drew nine and lost seven of the other 16. Galtier’s troops scored 68 and shipped just 33. In fact, no side in France’s top division conceded fewer.

Lille were very strong at home, as they won 13, drew four and lost just twice at Stade Pierre-Mauroy. After falling to a shock 1-0 defeat to Monaco in mid-March, the Great Danes won their last four home matches, including a stunning 5-1 victory over champions PSG in April.

 

Both teams to score
Yes11/10
No69/100

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Lille were also strong away from home, securing nine wins, drawing five times and suffering just five defeats. Only PSG picked up more away points (38) than their 32. After hosting Nantes on Sunday, Lille make the trip to Amiens, a place where they won 3-2 last season.

Lille will be hoping to kick on from last term’s terrific campaign. In truth, they should have no problems seeing off Nantes the Stade Pierre-Mauroy this Sunday afternoon.

Lille v Nantes Head to Head

Lille did the double over Nantes last season, winning 3-2 away and 2-1 at home

The Great Danes are unbeaten in eight against the Canaries (six wins, two draws)

Lille have won each of their last four at home against Nantes

Nantes have not won in this fixture since September 2015

 

Key-Facts – Lille v Nantes

  • Lille finished runners-up in last season’s Ligue 1
  • Galtier’s men did the double over Nantes last term
  • Lille have won their last four at home

 

Nantes News and Form – Tough start for Gourcuff?

Nantes were poor travellers in Ligue 1 last season, losing over half of their 19 away league matches. However, they did manage to pick up wins at Strasbourg, Amiens, Caen and Marseille. They were unbeaten in their last three on the road, drawing two and winning one.

Nantes fared much better at the Stade de la Beaujoire last term, claiming nine wins and accumulating 31 points. However, they did lose home and away to Lille. Overall, the Canaries won 13, drew nine and lost 16 to seal 48 league points. Strangely, they also scored 48 and conceded 48.

Vahid Halilhodzic left Nantes last week to take over the Morocco national team. Christian Gourcuff was brought in just a few days ago, so the much-travelled coach has not had long to settle into his new surroundings in Nantes. Will that have an impact on their performance this weekend?

Nantes will be hoping to finish higher than 12th this season, but it will be very interesting to see if the club can move forward following Halilhodzic’s recent departure. The Canaries will no doubt take a draw in this one.

Lille v Nantes Tips & Odds

Lille to win -1 at 13/5
To win to nil – Lille at 15/8
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 9th, 2019 at 13:33 p.m.)

Lille v Nantes Predictions

Lille win: The Great Danes caused a huge shock by finishing runners-up to PSG in Ligue 1 last season. Galtier and his side will want to prove that it wasn’t just a one-off, and they will be targeting a win from their opening matchup this weekend. I fancy Lille to cruise to all three points on Sunday, so check out bet365’s tempting price of 13/5 for the hosts to win -1. Also, put some money on Lille to win to nil at 15/8.


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