Ligue 1 – Match-day 2 Sees Nantes take on Lille
With Champion’s League positions always a key motivation, second placed Lille remain in contention as they travel to eleventh placed Nantes.
With the Ligue 1 season well into its stride, Nantes have managed to gain one point
Having dropped a total of four points in their past two games, Antoine Kombouare won’t be devastated by those results, but will be eager to secure a consistent run of form.
Also, Nantes have developed a habit of drawing football matches this season, which is reflected by their position in the table. With one point (0W, 0L and 1D), they are established in eleventh position in the League having drawn one game.
Victory for Nantes would take their points tally to 4 so far this season.
It is likely that one key players will miss Friday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Antoine Kombouare and his Nantes team.
Lille have so far accrued three points in this season of the Ligue 1
Lille come to this fixture on the back of a victory, having beaten Auxerre 4-1 at Stade Pierre Mauroy.
Also, Lille have enjoyed excellent form all season, a form has placed them in clear contention for Champion’s League qualification. They currently stand second in the League, with three points for a total of 1 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws having won one game.
Lille will have 6 points if they manage to secure a victory.
Going into Friday’s game, Paulo Fonseca without two of his players, due to illness or injury.
Nantes v Lille – Head-to-Heads.
Regarding their historical duels this is an encounter that has often resulted in a visitor win. Lille have the lion’s share of victories with 23 wins and 14 draws. Also, Lille have repeatedly tasted defeat at the hands of Nantes in three out of the last four matches with them. In their most recent meeting of this fixture Les Dogues delivered a 0-1 away win.
For Nantes, Alban Lafont is one of the top performing players after having scored in one League fixtures this campaign, while Jonathan David is a top performing player who has scoredtwo goals in one League matches this season for Lille.