Lyon vs Lille Betting Preview & Prediction | 2023-24 French Ligue 1
When is Lyon vs Lille on and what time does it start? Lyon vs Lille will take place on Sunday 26th November, 2023 – 19:45 (UK)
Where can I get tickets for Lyon vs Lille? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Lyon vs Lille on in the UK? TNT Sports have the rights to Ligue 1 matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule for Lyon vs Lille
Where can I stream Lyon vs Lille in the UK? If Lyon vs Lille is televised on TNT Sports, then subscribers can stream the match live on discovery+
It has been a nightmare season throughout for Olympique Lyonnais as they begin the weekend’s round of fixtures sitting rock-bottom in the Ligue 1 table after their opening 11 matches. They were winless in their opening ten games before managing to defeat an out of form Rennes side by a goal to nil a couple of weeks ago.
Coached by Italian FIFA World Cup winner Fabio Grosso, Lyon have been extremely tough to watch for the neutral as well as their supporters so far this season. They have managed to score just nine goals in their opening 11 games, sitting below the likes of Clermont and Lorient down at the bottom-of-the-table.
Paulo Fonseca led Lille to fifth place last season, ensuring qualification for the UEFA Europa Conference League. The northerners, with a relatively small squad, have managed to cope well with those added commitments so far this season and begin the weekend’s round of fixtures sitting fourth in the table.
The visitors, who have a trip to Slovenia in midweek to face Olimpija Ljubljana, shared a 1-1 draw with Toulouse a couple of weeks ago. That sharing of the spoils has extended their good run of form to just one defeat in their last 14 matches across all competitions and they are unbeaten in their last nine games, albeit five of those have been drawn.
THE TEAM NEWS
Nicolas Tagliafico is suspended for the visit of Lille with the likes of Johann Lepenant and Clinton Mata both missing due to injury, too.
PREDICTED XI (4-1-2-1-2): Lopes; Kumbedi, Diomande, O’Brien, Henrique; Caqueret; Alvero, Tolisso; Cherki; Balde, Nuamah
UNAVAILABLE: Tagliafico (Suspended), Mata (Injured), Lepenant (Injured)
Paulo Fonseca has a few injury and suspension concerns for the visit to Lyon with Benjamin Andre out suspended, whilst Bafode Diakite and Tiago Djalo out injured.
PREDICTED XI (4-2-3-1): Chevalier; Santos, Yoro, Alexsandro, Ismaily; Bentaleb, Ounas; Zhegrova, Gomes, Cavaleiro; David
UNAVAILABLE: Andre (Suspended), Diakite (Injured), Djalo (Injured)
Ahead of the campaign, the John Textor owned Olympique Lyonnais would have anticipated joining Lille in a challenge for the European places but, as Textor completely dismissed ridiculous a couple of months ago, Lyon’s main focus is and should be simply survival. OL now welcome a Lille team that play good football under Fonseca, as he implemented at Roma and Shakhtar Donetsk, but have also found an effective and pragmatic formula to deal with fighting on other fronts, too. So, given that, it is difficult to see them losing to the bottom-of-the-table opposition.
BETTING TIP: DOUBLE CHANCE – LILLE TO WIN OR DRAW