MATCH PREVIEW: Lille 0-0 Strasbourg (FRANCE: Ligue 1) ::: – ::: FREE SOCCER TIPS

9 November, 20:45
FRANCE: Ligue 1 – Round 13
Lille – Strasbourg

TIPS: Over 1.5 Goals | Odds: 1.35 | Result: 0:0 LOST


Lille will be looking to claim a ninth-straight Ligue 1 (L1) home victory in this clash, whilst Strasbourg will be desperately hoping to put an end to their run of five away league games without victory (D3, L2).
After a great run of four consecutive L1 wins (home and away), Lille finally lost at unbeaten league leaders PSG last weekend. Remarkably, Christophe Galtier’s side have now scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight L1 home fixtures.
With their 100% L1 home record still intact this season (W6), the hosts will be looking to equal the Lille side that went seven in a row back in 2001/02 – a season the ‘Lillois’ went on to finish third.
The visitors will make this a tough game however, and are currently unbeaten in their last six in all competitions (W3, D3), including a 2-0 home win over Lille in the Coupe de la Ligue last week. However, Thierry Laurey’s men have won just one of their last 16 top-flight away fixtures (W1, D5, L10).
In 38 previous meetings here, Lille have a great record of: W19, D11, L8, scoring almost twice as many as they conceded (GF 69, GA 37).
Players to watch: Lille top scorer Nicolas Pépé has grabbed seven goals in his last eight L1 appearances, while Strasbourg striker Lebo Mothiba has scored five of his team’s last nine L1 goals. Both Pépé and Mothiba got on the scoresheet last week.
Stat attack: Lille boast the joint-second best home defensive record in the league, having conceded only three goals in six games.
Overall, the visitors have registered just one clean sheet in their last 16 L1 away games.
Lille have been awarded the highest number of penalties in L1 so far (six).

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