Lille vs Nice - 01/02/2019 Preview

Lille will face Nice at Pierre-Mauroy Stadium of French Ligue 1 23rd Round. Lille against Nice is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

 

Lille

Lille this season manifests itself as in the best year when Hazard played in the team. The LOSC takes second place and will fight to save a place and get into the Champions League, which is a great achievement for the team. Lille have already 5 wins in a row in all competitions and can take one more if they can beat Nice.

There are several players in the team which is playing perfectly this season and scoring lots of goals like Nicolas Pepe and Jonathan Bamba with 23 goals and 9 assists in total. All main team players are fit and ready to play against Nice.

Les Dogues are great this season at counter attacks, finishing scoring chances and creating chances using through balls. However, they are facing problems at defending against through ball attacks, aerial duels and protecting the lead.

 

Nice

Looked like M. Balotelli would have to go further scoring goals and winning, but the Italian football player had difficulties in character and refused to play for Nice. A few days ago, M. Balotelli decided to find himself in another top club in France – Marseilles and left on a free transfer. Nice defends well this season, but there is a problem with scoring goals, so for 22 matches they scored only 18 goals and conceded 19.

Les Aiglons this season are great at defending set pieces, protecting the lead and possessing the football at the middle of the pitch. However, they facing problems at finishing scoring chances, stopping opponents from creating chances and aerial duels.

 

H2H

Most interesting fact that Nice haven’ lost to Lille since the year 2006. During the last two season, teams met three times, and Nice won two last matches, one of them was at the end of the year 2018 with 2:0 result. Only once Lille played a draw at home pitch at the end of the 2017 year.