Lyon v Lille: Ligue 1 Match-day 13

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Sunday Ligue 1 action from the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, as Lyon take on Lille.

It’s a trip to the Parc Olympique Lyonnais for eighth placed Lyon on Sunday, as they take on sixth placed Lille.

Lyon’s Ligue 1 season, has so far seen them gain 17 points, going into this game

Lyon suffered an away loss to Montpellier in their last outing, they will doubtless be keen get a positive outcome in this fixture.

Also, suffering five losses in seven meetings is a terrible run of form for any club, Laurent Blanc’s Lyon will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. Their position is eighth in the League and they have 17 points, that is, 5W, 5L and 2D having won five fixtures, drawn two fixtures, and lost five games.

Lyon have won four meetings, drawn one game, and lost one game of their six League matches at home this season.

Victory for Lyon would take their points tally to 20 so far this season.

Good Attacking Performance

This has been a good season so far for Lyon, in terms of goals scored (21). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Alexandre Lacazette (7), Tete (5), and Karl Toko Ekambi (4). Lyon have conceded 16 goals.

Lyon may have to resort to second choice players, given the number of first choice players that are now unavailable through injury, illness or suspension.

Lille have 22 points to their name, going into this tie

Lille will be buoyant, following a 4-3 home win against AS Mónaco in their last fixture.

Also, Lille’s League position speaks for itself, as Les Dogues continue their rich vein of winning form. Their last win, was the 3rd in a row. With a sixth position in the league and 7 wins, 4 losses and 1 draws, they currently have 22 points in the League having won seven games, drawn one game, and lost four meetings.

Lille’s away record is remarkable and poses a significant threat to Lyon. In the 6 games they’ve played on the road this season, they have so far won three matches, drawn one game, and lost two fixtures.

A victory for Lille would put them on 25 points.

Good Attacking Performance

They have a good scoring average of 25 goals (23 from open play and two penalties). This season, their stand-out attacking players have been Jonathan David (9), Jonathan Bamba (4), and Remy Cabella (3). Teams that leak goals on a consistent basis, don’t tend to win anything, such is the situation with Lille so far, having conceded 21 goals in their last games so far.

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

Lyon v Lille – Head-to-Heads.

Regarding their historical duels the balance of wins from previous 56 games between these two is in favour of Lille, with 23 victories and 19 draws. Also, the two teams have drawn four of the last eight matches played between them. February 2022 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and Lille took all three points winning 0-1 away.

Performance Report

For Lyon, Alexandre Lacazette is one of the top performing players after having scoredseven goals in 12 League matches this campaign, while Jonathan David contributed withnine goals in 12 League matches so far for Lille.

Other standout players for Lyon are Tete and Karl Toko Ekambi with five goals and four goals respectively and for Lille are Jonathan Bamba and Remy Cabella with four goals and three goals respectively.