Ligue 1 – Lille take on Nice

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This Wednesday sees Lille go head to head with Nice at the Stade Pierre Mauroy – Kick-off 9:00pm GMT.

This clash sees sixth placed Lille, welcome eighteenth placed Nice to the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

Lille have so far accrued seven points in this season of the Ligue 1

Paulo Fonseca will have impressed upon his team the importance of getting a positive result out of this game, following two successive defeats. First it was Paris Saint-Germain and then AC Ajaccio, however this is something that their opponents will be aware of going into this fixture.

Also, can Lille extend their incredible run of one wins? With seven points, they currently sit sixth in the League. The breakdown for the team’s record is 2 wins, 1 losses and 1 draws having won two fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.

When Lille host Nice, they will do so on the back of one victory and one losses on their own ground.

Winning this fixture will see Lille on 10 points.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Lille, in terms of goals scored (9). This has been largely down to the key attacking players: Jonathan Bamba (2), Jonathan David (2), and Tiago Djalo (1). Paulo Fonseca will know the risks of constantly leaking goals throughout the season, with 10 goals conceded so far. He needs to find a way to shore-up the defence, in order that opponents are unable to take advantage of this.

Lille’s squad has depth, but even so, Paulo Fonseca is likely to be missing three of they key players when they start Wednesday’s game.

With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Nice have managed to gain two points

Returning to match-winning form, following a defeat is always a tough challenge, but that is what Nice need now, after their loss to Olympique de Marseille at Allianz Rivera.

Also, Nice have a huge task to over-turn their opponents in this match, having already lost two meetings this season. With two points (0W, 2L and 2D), they are established in eighteenth position in the League having drawn two games and lost two fixtures.

Playing away from home, Nice have drawn one game and lost one game.

A win in this fixture would take Nice’s points to 5 in the League.

Nice are no strangers this season to illness and injury and Lucien Favre is concerned that Wednesday’s fixture could see him without three of his key players

Lille v Nice – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the recent form between these two sides has seen Nice with a greater number of wins. In the last 47 meetings, they have enjoyed 16 victories, to Lille’s 13 wins. Further, Nice have won all six of the last 10 meetings played against Lille. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-3 away win for Nice.

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