Lille and Nantes meet at Stade Pierre ‑ Mauroy, in a match for matchday 5 of Ligue 1. The history of direct confrontations played at this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 5 and lost 1. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium, on 11‑08‑2019, for Ligue 1, Lille won by (2‑1). V. Osimhen (80 ‘and 19’) scored the goals of the match, for Lille, and M. Çelik (51 ‘Autogolo), for Nantes.
The home team is currently in 5th position, with 8 points won, after 2 wins and 2 draws. In the penultimate match, they won at home against Metz by (1‑0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Olympique Marseille, by (1‑1). In their last 10 home matches Lille has recorded 7 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses.
For this competition, he has not lost 4 games ago. His attack has scored regularly, as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 12 of the last 18 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
Lille come into this game after a 1-1 away draw, on the trip to Marseille. The local club usually plays with a 4-4-2 tactical system, favoring a more offensive style of play. Lille is a team that opts a lot to force the passing game, as their players are very strong in this chapter. It should be noted that one of the great weaknesses of house formation is the preservation of a positive result. For this match, the home coach should not be able to count on Xeka because he is committed to the medical department.
After 1 victory, 2 draws and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 14th position, with 5 points won. In their last match, they tied Saint ‑ Étienne at home by (2‑2), after losing away in the previous match, in a match against Monaco, by (2‑1). In their last 10 away matches Nantes has recorded 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have suffered goals in 3 of the last 4 matches, but their offense has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 3 of the last 4 matches for this competition. In their home matches there is a tendency for few goals, since 11 of the last 15 matches have ended with Under 2,5 goals.
Nantes come to this game after a 2-2 home draw against Saint-Étienne. The foreign team may play with a different tactical design than its “enemy”, and must adopt a counterattack-oriented stance at 4-3-3. It should be noted that in this scheme, the three most advanced players will be Simon, Kolo Muani and Coco. The visiting manager should be very happy to be able to count on all the players for this first Ligue 1 challenge.