Lille vs. Nimes – Score prediction (06.10.2019)


Lille are unbeaten in their last five Ligue 1 games against Nîmes (W2 D3), after losing seven of their previous 12 (W2 D3). Nîmes have lost their last two Ligue 1 games (0-1 at Montpellier and 0-1 against St Etienne), after staying unbeaten in their previous four (W2 D2). Lille have lost only two of their 22 home Ligue 1 games against Nîmes (W12 D8), in November 1965 (1-2) and June 1977 (1-2). Lille have won their last eight home Ligue 1 games, the longest current run in the top-flight. Only once have they had a better run in their Ligue 1 history (12 between March 1949-January 1950). Lille are unbeaten in their last four Ligue 1 games (W2 D2), after losing three of their previous five (W2). Only Marseille are on a longer current streak in the top-flight (seven games without losing).

Match Info.

Competition: FRANCE Ligue 1 – Round 9
Kick off: 06.10.2019, 13:00 UTC.
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy (Villeneuve d’Ascq).
Referee: Lesage M. (Fra).

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Teams Comparison.

Currently on an outstanding run of eight straight home victories in Ligue 1 (L1), Lille have scored an average of 3.13 goals per game across that period. In fact, ‘Le LOSC’ have failed to score in just three of their last 26 L1 home outings, whilst registering a clean sheet in five of the last seven! The hosts can take additional confidence from their recent efficiency in front of goal. This is seen by the fact that 47.37% (nine) of their 19 shots on target were converted into goals in their opening four L1 home fixtures, which constitutes the division’s third-highest ratio.

For their part, Nîmes travel to Lille after claiming only one win across their last 11 top-flight away fixtures (W1, D3, L7), and the fact that they’ve failed to score in three of their last four will surely concern coach Bernard Blaquart. Not one for starting games quickly, ‘Les Crocodiles’ have a habit of conceding first on the road, doing so in 11 of their previous 14 L1 away fixtures, returning a record of: D3, L8, thereafter. However, if they find a return to winning ways here, it will likely be an entertaining game as five of Nîmes’ last six L1 away victories have featured over 2.5 goals.

Quick Facts.

  • Meanwhile, Nîmes’ joint-top scorer Kévin Denkey has netted both of his league strikes this term after the 80th minute.
  • Lille striker Victor Osimhen leads the L1 scoring charts with six goals so far – all of which came at the Stade Pierre Mauroy.
  • Twelve of Nîmes’ last 15 away league fixtures have produced over 2.5 goals.
  • Lille have scored in both halves in 100% of their home league games this campaign – a league high.
  • Each of the last three competitive H2Hs (at all venues) featured five goals precisely.
  • Pre-match League Table.

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