Lille v Tolouse FC: Ligue 1 Match-day 8
The Stade Pierre Mauroy sees Saturday action as Lille take on Tolouse – 9:00pm GMT.
This clash sees eighth placed Lille, welcome eleventh placed Tolouse to the Stade Pierre Mauroy.
It’s 10 points so far for Lille this season, going into this game
With a win in their previous game, (2-1) against Olympique de Marseille, Lille will likely be in a positive frame of mind.
Also, Paulo Fonseca’s Lille have lost three of their last five fixtures this season. Their position is eighth in the League and they have 10 points, that is, 3W, 3L and 1D having won three meetings, drawn one game, and lost three games.
Lille have won one game and lost two fixtures of their three League matches at home this season.
A win in this fixture, would take Lille’s points from 10 to 13, so far this season.
Good Attacking Performance
This has been a good season so far for Lille, in terms of goals scored (14). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Jonathan David (4), Jonathan Bamba (3), and Ismaily (2). Lille have shown a very poor defensive display, having conceded 15 goals in their previous matches.
Injury and illness have depleted Paulo Fonseca’s Lille and they will likely be missing four key personnel for Saturday’s match.
Tolouse FC go into this fixture with eight points secured
Also, Tolouse need to get out of the losing habit, with three recorded in the last four games. With eight points (2W, 3L and 2D), they are established in eleventh position in the League having won two games, drawn two fixtures, and lost three matches.
Tolouse have won one game and lost two matches of their three League matches playing away this season.
Victory for Tolouse FC would take their points tally to 11 so far this season.
Philippe Montanier could be missing up to three of their players through injury or illness for the game on Saturday.
Lille v Tolouse FC – Head-to-Head.
Regarding their historical duels Lille and Tolouse have faced each other 40 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Lille’s favour (17 – 10). Further, Tolouse have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Lille in four out of the past five fixtures with them. Their most recent encounter in this competition Les Dogues delivered a 3-0 home win.
For Lille, Jonathan David contributed withfour goals in seven League matches this season, while Zakaria Aboukhlal is one of the top performing players after having scoredtwo goals in seven League games this campaign for Tolouse.