Prediction for Strasbourg – Lille
Lille to win @ 2.05
Strasbourg and Lille meet in Stade de la Meinau in a match for the second day of League 1. There is no recent record of direct clashes between these two teams, who have not played any match in the last 3 years. The last time they faced was on 22-03-2008, in a match that ended with the final score: Strasbourg (0-1) Lille. Particular attention is needed for the home / off condition, as both teams present significantly different results at home and away.
The home team arrives in this second day after the (4-0) defeat in the first game for the league, against Olympique Lyonnais. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 4 wins, 7 draws and 4 losses as a visitor; Against 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 defeat in his stadium. In their last 10 home games, Strasbourg recorded 8 wins and 2 draws. His defense has not been very solid, having conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, scoring goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. In their home games there is a tendency to have goals, as 21 of their last 24 games have ended with over 1.5 goals.
Strasbourg started in the worst form of the French championship, losing 4-0 at home against Olympique Lyon. In this match according to the team of the house faces a very competent opponent in the different moments of the match. For this reason, the coach is expected to opt for a style of play based on the counterattack. Idriss Saadi will be the most offensive reference of the home team, being supported by Corgnet. For this game the coach Thierry Laurey has all the staff at his disposal.
The visiting team reaches this second day, after the victory in their opening in the league, against Nantes, by (3-0) This is a team that curiously tends to achieve more positive results as a visitor than at home, since in The last 30 games recorded 8 wins, 2 draws and 5 defeats as a visitor, with 20 goals scored and 15 conceded; Against 7 wins, 3 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 26 goals scored and 16 suffered. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Lille won 5, tied 1 and lost 4.
Lille come to this match with a victory against Nantes, 3-0, thus registering the first victory in the French championship: the goals of the triumph were marked by Alonso, El Ghazi and Nicolas de Préville. In this match against Strasbourg coach Marcelo Bielsa should play in the usual tactical system, that is to say, the 4-2-3-1, profiting the possession and the organized attacks. However, in some moments of the game the visitors must lower the block and favor the counterattacks. Everything indicates that the visiting coach can not count on Mendyl and Soumaoro, players recovering from injury.
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