2019-20 UEFA Champions League – Lille vs Valencia Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Lille vs Valencia kick off? Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 – 20:00 (UK)

Where is Lille vs Valencia being played? Stade Pierre-Mauroy

What are the expected weather conditions for Lille vs Valencia? Cloudy, 13c

What TV channel is Lille vs Valencia on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to UEFA Champions League matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Lille vs Valencia in the UK? Subscribers can stream the match live on the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Lille vs Valencia?

Lille – https://www.billetterie.losc.fr/fr

Valencia – http://en.valenciacf.com/ver/1002/buy-tickets-online.html

What was the score in the last meeting between Lille & Valencia? Lille 0-1 Valencia

THE TEAM NEWS

LILLE

  • Lille made it a real contest against Chelsea on matchday two but the French side ultimately fell to a second consecutive defeat.
  • They now have an uphill task to qualify for the knockout stages and will continue to be without Timothy Weah who is still out injured.
  • In a boost for the French outfit, they will be able to call upon midfielder Benjamin Andre who is available after serving a domestic ban.

Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Celik, Jose Fonte, Gabriel, Bradaric; Andre, Soumare; Ikone, Luiz Araujo, Bamba; Osimhen

Unavailable: Weah (Injured), Renato Sanches (Injured)

Doubtful: Celik (Injured)

VALENCIA

  • Valencia could not build on their victory over Chelsea on matchday 1 as they were heavily defeated by Ajax in their second game.
  • The Spaniards have several doubts heading into this contest with Guedes, Coquelin and Rodrigo among those battling to be fit.
  • Maxi Gomez is likely to lead the line for Valencia with Rodrigo set to miss out although Gameiro will likely come back into the starting XI.

Predicted line-up (4-4-2): Cillessen; Wass, Garay, Gabriel Paulista, Jaume Costa; Ferran Torres, Kondogbia, Dani Parejo, Cheryshev; Gameiro, Maxi Gomez

Unavailable: Piccini (Injured), Mangala (Out of favour)

Doubtful: Goncalo Guedes (Injured), Gaya (Injured), Coquelin (Injured), Rodrigo (Injured)

THE PREDICTION

Lille have lost their last four UCL matches but face a Valencia side that have struggled on the road in Europe. The Spaniards have won just one of their last six away from home and with scoring goals often the problem for them, they could be involved in another low-scoring contest.

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