Caen – Lille SOCCER PICKS
Caen and Lille meet at Stade Michel d’Ornano, in a match for the 20th round of League 1. Lille won at home by (1-0) the last time they met in this edition of the league, at 27 -10-2018. The record of direct confrontations in this stadium is favorable to the visiting team, which in the last 3 matches won 3. Indeed, the last time these two teams met in this stadium was on 01-13-2018, in a game for the League 1 that ended with the victory of Lille by (0-1). N. Pépé (43 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 16th and 2nd of the league table, it is really a match between the 13th classified in home matches and the 5th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 16 th position, with 18 points won, after 3 wins, 9 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Toulouse, by (2-1). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Reims, by (2-2). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last games he scored 10 goals and suffered 11 at home, against 9 scored and 14 suffered as a visitor. The team comes to this match after a win away with Red Star by (0-1). For the championship, Caen won 10 points out of 27 possible points, after 2 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses in the last 9 home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 9 matches). Defensive consistency has not been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 19 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 10 times and never got the comeback.
The Caen comes to this match with a victory, by 0-1, in the field of Red Star, in a match for the Cup of France. In the last match for the championship, the locals tied 2-2 against Stade Reims. In this home game, coach Fabien Marcadal must keep the team in 4-2-3-1, benefiting the defensive organization and counterattacks, exploring in the best way the back of the opponent’s defensive line. Enzo Crivelli is the great highlight of the local training, with 4 goals and 1 assistance. For this game the coach can not count on Oniangue and Genevois, both with physical problems.
After 10 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses, the away team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 34 points won. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Nîmes, by (2-3). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Toulouse, by (1-2). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 21 points, against only 13 in their away games. The team comes to this match after a home victory over Sochaux by (1-0). For the league, Lille won 13 points out of 27 possible points, after 4 wins, 1 draw and 4 losses in the last 9 home matches. They have not been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 4 of the last 9 matches for this competition have ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 19 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 6 times and only managed 1 comeback. In the last 11 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 7 of their 13 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Lille come into this game with a home win 1-0 at the Sochaux reception, advancing in this way to the next phase of the French Cup. However, we emphasize that the visitors were defeated by Toulouse on the last day of the French championship. Usually the coach Christophe Galtier plays in 4-2-3-1, benefiting the possession of the ball and the attacks by the flanks, especially through the flanks: Thiago Maia is the great responsible for marking the rhythms of the game. However, Nicolas Pépé is the best score of Lille, with 12 goals scored. Everything indicates that the foreign trainer only can not count on Rui Fonte and Xeka, due to injury.