It has been a fight in Ligue 1 for the reigning French champions so far this season, as they sit in 12th place. On Saturday they will face one of the surprise packages in France so far this season as Angers look to end a three-game wait for a win.
Ligue 1 preview
Lille shocked Europe by winning Ligue 1 last season, but a repeat seems nearly impossible this season. They are down in the bottom half of the table at the start of Matchday 13 and will be eager to get back into the fight for European places with a streak of wins.
There may not be much hope for that given the form they are in as they have made three winless wins in France. During that run, they lost on two occasions, including defeat in their last few games against PSG.
Last season’s top two played a fun game, but Lille would have thought they were in the running for maximum points. They took the lead after half an hour when Jonathan David opened the scoring. However, PSG produced a late show to steal the points.
Angers enjoyed a great start to the new season as they sat in European squares for a number of weeks. However, their recent form has caused them to slide down the rankings. A win in five means they enter this game away in eighth place.
The away team were beaten for the second time in three games last weekend, losing away to Nice. They were also victims of a late match stoppage, as nice sealed the win in the first minute of injury time. Like Lille, they also led for most of the match, as Sofiane Boufal had put Angers ahead after half an hour.
Lille vs Angers head to head
Lille won the last meeting between these two teams towards the end of the 2020-21 season. However, Angers had won their first away match in January. However, Lille have won four of their previous five games against Angers.
Prediction Lille vs Angers
Both Lille and Angers enter this game in slow form which means it will be difficult to predict a winner. However, both teams have been involved in high-scoring matches in the past few weeks, meaning selecting over 2.5 goals could be the way to go.
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