Lille – Strasbourg SOCCER PICKS
Lille and Strasbourg meet at Stade Pierre-Mauroy, in a match for the 13 th round of the Liga 1. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which records 3 wins and 1 loss in the last 4 matches. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 10-30-2018, ended with Strasbourg’s victory by (2-0). Despite being a match between 2nd and 6th of the table, it is really a match between the 2nd classified in home games and the 12th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 2 nd position, with 25 points won, after 8 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Caen, by (1-0). In the last match, they lost in an away match against PSG, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 3 points in away matches, with 6 goals scored and 7 conceded, against 18 points won at their stadium, with 15 goals scored and 3 conceded.
For this competition, it records a sequence of 6 victories in its last home matches. The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 17 of the last 23 matches have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 12 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 4 matches they suffered in the first goal.
The Lille enters this unmotivated day, after a rebuff, by 2-1, in the visit to Paris Saint-Germain: the only goal of the team was marked by Nicolas Pépé. The great strength of the local team lies in the ability it demonstrates to conduct its attacks through organized transitions. The end Nicolas Pépé is responsible for putting the opponent’s defensive sense, with the highest quality counterattack. The local coach can count on all his players.
The away team is currently in the 6 th position of the league, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Guingamp, by (1-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Toulouse, by (1-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, since they have won 6 points in away matches and 11 at their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 9 conceded at home, against 12 goals scored and 7 conceded at home. For the league, Strasbourg won 6 points out of 18 possible points, after 1 win, 3 draws and 2 losses in the last 6 matches as a visitor.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 away matches. The team has conceded goals in 9 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. There is a tendency for goals in their away matches, since 20 of the last 23 matches they have played have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 12 matches in this competition, they have only 1 comeback in the 4 matches they have conceded the first goal. In the last 7 away matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
The Strasbourg enters this day after a home draw, by 1-1, at the reception to Toulouse: Mothiba scored the only goal of the team. The greatest valence of outsiders is in the ability they demonstrate in conducting their offensive onslaughts through rapid transitions. The striker Lebo Mothiba is responsible for putting in the opposite defensive sense, being very powerful and competent in the finalization: it is one of the best markers of Strasbourg, with 6 goals scored. The visiting coach will not be able to count on Saadi, Ndour and Ajorque, for being injured.