Lille and Celtic meet at Stade Pierre ‑ Mauroy, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Europa League (Group Stage). These two teams have never met before, so this will be their first head-to-head.
The home team comes to this 2nd round of Group H after a victory in their debut in this group stage, against Sparta Praha, by (1‑4). The team comes to this match after a away draw against Nice by (1‑1). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Lille won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. Their attack has scored regularly, as they have always scored at least one goal in the last 10 matches. The team does not usually have problems opening the scoring: they scored the first goal in 8 of the last 9 games, of these 8 they came at half-time with an advantage in 6 and managed to maintain the advantage until the end of the 90 ‘in 6. In the last 5 home matches for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: they scored 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘).
Lille comes to this game after a draw, by 1×1, in the visit to Nice, in a game for the French championship: the only goal of the team was signed by Burak Yilmaz. On the first day of the Europa League group stage, the home team beat Sparta Prague 1×4. Coach Christophe Galtier must favor maintaining possession of the ball and organized attacks: midfielder Benjamin André is the great organizer of the offensive process. Yusuf Yazici and Burak Yilmaz are Lille’s top scorers, with 4 goals each in official matches. All players are available for this game.
The away team plays their second game in Group H, after losing (1‑3) in their first match in this group stage, against Milan. In their last match, for the Premier League, they drew an away with Aberdeen by (3‑3). In their last 10 away matches Celtic has recorded 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses. His attack has scored regularly, as he has scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they have conceded the first goal 6 times, but have come back in 2. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 10 away matches for all competitions: they have scored 6 of their 16 goals between minutes (76’ ‑ 90 ‘ ).
Celtic starts for this game with a draw, 3×3, in the visit to the Aberdeen stadium, thus adding to the third game in a row without a victory in official matches: the team’s goals were scored by Ryan Christie, Callum McGregor and Leigh Griffiths . In the first game for the Europa League, the Scots lost to AC Milan by 1×3. Despite playing away from home, coach Neil Lennon will have to favor a medium or low blocking and counterattacks, making the most of the space in the opponent’s back. Mohamed Elyounoussi and Albian Ajeti are the great weapons of this team and are Celtic’s top scorers, with 5 goals each. For this match, the visiting team cannot count on James Forrest, Michael Johnston and Christopher Jullien, all with physical problems.