First Meet For Lille & Auxerre This Ligue 1 Season

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The Stade Pierre Mauroy – Sunday – Kick-off 3:00pm GMT.

The two sides, Lille and Auxerre meet for the first game in this year’s Ligue 1 Season at the Stade Pierre Mauroy. Les Dogues will be hoping to make the most of their home advantage.

Lille head into a new season with the aim of stepping up a gear and become one of the top teams in the competition

During last year, Lille reached the 10th position in the standings after a hard year. Regarding this season, they will have to make an extra effort if they want to be on top of the Ligue 1.

The 48 – 48 record last season means that the team is on track, but they must improve as a team, because the competition is more demanding every edition.

Paulo Fonseca could be missing up to four of their players through injury or illness for the game on Sunday.

There’s a huge goal for Auxerre this season: to stay up in the Ligue 1

Auxerre are one of the newcomers of the Ligue 1 this season after promoting last year. This year, Jean-Marc Furlan must do an outstanding job in and out the field to be on top league positions in the standings this year.

For this upcoming season, the squad hopes to put on a good football show at all levels and have superb defense to concede as less goals possible.

Auxerre are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Jean-Marc Furlan is concerned that Sunday’s fixture could see him without one of his key players

Lille v Auxerre – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Auxerre with a greater number of wins. In the last 36 meetings, they have enjoyed 16 victories, to Lille’s nine wins. Also, Auxerre have been hugely successful away to Lille of late, winning 12 fixtures times in the last seven. The last time both teams met in this competition was December 2021 and the score line ended up with a 3-1 win for Les Dogues.