Strasbourg will face Lille at Stade de la Meinau of French Ligue 1 26th Round. Strasbourg against Lille is always the match with big interest after their previous matches in French Ligue 1. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Strasbourg this season is playing very confident football at home. In 12 matches they lost only 3 times. Now they stand at 9th position, however, they have a big competition for taking place higher than the middle of the table. They create a lot of problems in our own field while playing against strong rivals. Therefore, any team arriving in Strasbourg should be very well prepared for the game. In the last five games at home, the team won 2 times, lost 2 matches, and once finished peacefully with the opponent.
In Ligue 1 this season Strasbourg scores on average 1.6 goals per game, pass with 80.5% accuracy and possess 50.7% time. Very likely that Strasbourg will play width and attack down the right flank. Moreover, they play calm football and try to be non-aggressive. S. Mitrovic is the most aggressive player with 2 red cards and 8 yellows. All main squad players are fit and ready to play the next match.
Lille this season is playing as they played at the best times with Eden Hazard. The team stands at the second position in Ligue 1 and hopefully will stay there till the end of the season. Last 5 matches for Lille were great, as they won 4 matches and played once in a draw. Moreover, they scored 10 goals and conceded only 2. In addition, Lille won 5 matches in a row away and have kept 3 last matches a clean sheet in Ligue 1. Very impressive results give them a lot of confidence and strength for future matches.
In Ligue 1 they are scoring on average 1.7 goals per game, pass with 80% accuracy and shoot 12.9 times per game. Young talent Nicolas Pepe from Ivory Coast is a team leader with most assists and goals. In general, this team is very young and have big perspectives in the future if they will not sell all the main players. They are great at counter attacks, finishing scoring chances and defending set pieces. Very likely that Lille attack through the middle, control the game in opposition’s half and defend strongly.
Last year was very productive for these teams, as they met 4 times. 2 times they played in Ligue 1 and 2 times in Coupe de France. Strasbourg was more successful and won 2 home matches, once they played a draw and Lille won only once. The last match against these teams finished 0:0, however, Lille was favorite before the game and on the pitch also. Les Dogues had controlled the game, shoot 22 times and possessed the ball with 73%.