Lille will face Paris SG at Pierre-Mauroy Stadium, in Villeneuve d’Ascq, in French Ligue 1 32nd Round. Lille against Paris SG is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
LOSC Lille this year is playing their best season in last years. The team looks very confident, and stand at the second place and are 5 points away from Olympique Lyonnais. Unfortunately, they lost against Rennes in 1/8 Final of Coupe de France and now are participating only in Ligue 1. If they will finish the season at the 2nd place the next season they will be able to compare their strength in the Champions League. For a club like Lille, this is a very good result and even the better achievement that has been set the season before. Especially, after the previous year, then they were on the verge of relegation.
Young forward Nicolas Pepe is the best striker in the squad and second best in whole Ligue 1. He already scored in the league 18 goals and made 9 assists. Moreover, he was named the man of the match in 11 matches. All Lille main squad players are fit and ready to face the strongest opponent of the French league. This season is very strong for the hosts at counter attacks, finishing scoring chances and creating long shot opportunities. However, they are weak at protecting the lead, defending against through ball attacks and aerial duels.
We can only assume with what line-up Paris SG will enter the field against the second place in Villeneuve d’Ascq. Right now they have 1 game in reserve and 20 points against their rivals Lille. Until the end of the season, there will be left 7 games and if they win the game PSG become winners of Ligue 1. To avoid questions and inconveniences, most likely Paris SG will come out with a lineup ready to beat the second-best team in the league. Guests, unfortunately, left the Champions League after losing to Manchester United and as a result, the goals of the season were not achieved. In 27th of April Paris SG will face Rennes in Coupe de France Final, so they can make double this year.
PSG are undefeated in 21 of their 22 away matches in Ligue 1. They have scored at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 games of French highest league. Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable player in the world right now. This player is worth the title since several seasons have shown incredible results. This season, he has already scored 27 goals and made 6 assists. It is often associated with Real Madrid and the transition already this summer for a lot of money.
Guests faced lots of troubles this year. Most of them were half season Neymar’s injury. Paris Saint-Germain present injury list increased by Edison Cavani, Thomas Meunier, and Angel Di Maria. The Parisians are very strong at finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, creating chances using through balls and creating scoring chances. However, they are facing troubles avoiding the offside, aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances.
Even playing the strong season, Lille already lost in Paris with 2:1 result. Moreover, Paris SG won against the Dogs in all 5 last matches. In 4 out of 5 matches both teams have scored at least 1 goal.