Lille OSC vs. FC Nantes 9/25/20 Ligue 1 Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lille OSC 2-2-0, FC Nantes 1-2-1
9/25/20 3 pm
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Lille OSC is hosting FC Nantes at Stade Pierre Mauroy in round 5 in the French Ligue 1.
Lille has been fantastic in this early Ligue 1 season, and they still haven’t lost a game. With 8 points, 4 scored goals, and 2 conceded goals, Lille is in 5th place in the standings. Bamba and Araujo have both scored 2 goals for Lille so far this season. Xeka, Bamba, Yilmaz, and Bradaric each have 1 assist. There are no injuries or suspensions in Lille as of right now. In their latest Ligue 1 match against Marseille on the road, Lille has had 44% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and 77% of the correct passes. Lille was leading since the 47th minute, but they weren’t able to stay focused for the entire second half, and they conceded a goal in the 85th minute. The final result was 1-1. Lille is a good team with a good player, and outside the top 3 teams in Ligue 1, I think they have the most quality. Lille will also be playing in the Europa League this season because they ended in 4th place last season. So far, Lille is doing well on both ends, and I hope they can keep it up because the season has only started.
Nantes has been hot and cold so far this season, and they have been struggling, especially on the defensive end. Nantes is in 4th place in the standings with 5 points, 5 scored goals, and 5 conceded goals. In their latest match against Saint-Etienne on the road, Nantes was a slightly better team with 56% of ball possession, 3 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 2 big chances created, and a solid 83% of the correct passes. Nantes got behind in the 2nd minute, and they have conceded another goal in the 66th minute. Luckily for Nantes, Saint-Etienne got sloppy after their second goal, and Nantes was able to score 2 goals, in the 71st and the 85th minute. The finals score of this match was 2-2. Louza, Emond, Simon, Blas, and Andrei have each scored 1 goal for Nantes this season, while Appiah has 2 assists, and Coco has 1 assist. There are no injuries reported for Nantes as of right now. Nantes is the team that focuses on the defense, which is not working for them right now, while their offense has been a disaster last season with only 28 scored goals in 28 games. Nantes hasn’t made any improvements in their team in the offseason, which is why I don’t see Nantes anywhere close to the Europa League this season.
The trends are on Lille’s side in this matchup, and they haven’t lost any of their last 5 home games against Nantes. Lille is the better team here, and in better form, which is why I will side with Lille at home in this game.