Lille VS Nice, hosts are favorites

Posted Sat, 01 May 2021 09:55:16 GMT        

Match Time:5/2/2021 03:00 Sunday  (GMT+8)

France Ligue 1 --  Lille   VS   Nice

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Lille OSC is hosting OGC Nice at Stade Pierre Mauroy in round 35 in the French Ligue 1.


Despite not spending a ton of money on their players, and against all odds, Lille is still at the top of the Ligue 1 table with 73 points, but PSG and Monaco are in the hunt. Lille hasn’t lost any of their last 4 games while winning 3 of those 4 games. Of all the top 4 teams in the standings, Lille is the weakest offensive team with 57 scored goals, but their defense has been outstanding this season with only 22 conceded goals so far. Lille was playing in a derby match against Lyon in their last game, on the road, and they have had 54% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 4 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and a solid 86% of the correct passes. Lille was losing 2-0 in the 35th minute, and all seemed lost for Lille, but that is when their game started. Lille has scored a goal in the 46th, then 60th, and the 85th minute, and with that, Lille has won this match 2-3. Yilmaz has scored 12 times for Lille, while David added 11 goals. Bamba has added 8 assists. There are no injuries in Lille at this time. Lille is going strong, and of all the teams in the title race, they have the best schedule, but the difference is small, and one hiccup will be enough for Lille to lose the top spot.


Nice has also been playing well lately, and they are far from the relegation zone, in 9th place with 46 points, but Nice is also far away from the Europa League, and I don’t see them getting there this season. Nice has scored 44 goals and conceded 45 goals so far this season, and Nice has only 1 loss in their last 6 games. In their last game against Montpellier, Nice has had 58% of ball possession, 8 shots on goal, 7 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 86% of the correct passes. Nice has conceded a goal in the 3rd minute, but their response was just brutal. By the end of the first half, Nice has scored 3 goals, and they ended up winning this match 3-1. Gouiri is the leading goalscorer for Nice with 12 goals and added 7 assists, while Dolberg added 5 goals. Reine-Adelaide, Dante, Thuram, Gouiri, and Maolida are all injured for Nice at the moment. Nice can still go a spot up or down in the standings, but it won’t matter because nothing will change for Nice.


Pick: Lille -1.5 

Lille VS Nice, hosts are favorites