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Lille enjoy home advantage, when visitors Nantes swing by on Saturday for a clash in the Ligue 1. The former will be looking to make that home advantage count.

Lille approach round 37 as number five in the Ligue 1 table with 63 points on their account so far. With 36 rounds behind them, Nantes have amassed 33 points, placing them as number 17 in the standings.

Nantes got hammered in their latest outing, and could still be rattled this coming Saturday. If so, Lille are in with a good chance of lashing out yet another defeat for the visitors.

Lille scored 16 times, conceded nine and held on for three clean sheets in their last ten games.

Nantes scored eight goals, conceded 19 and kept their opponents from scoring once in ten matches.

Neither Lille nor Nantes managed a breakthrough, when they last faced each other. They ended up settling for a point in a 1-1 draw, and the best betting odds on a draw at full-time with the bookies are at 15/4.

Lille vs Nantes Prediction

Lille Form

In their last three matches, Lille lost 1-0 against Reims, drew 0-0 against Monaco, before winning 2-1 against Marseille. Lille showed little mercy in their past six matches at the Decathlon Arena-Stade Pierre-Mauroy, of which they won five and drew once. Going undefeated, they hit the target 15 times, while letting in seven themselves.

Nantes Form

Nantes only managed to gain a single point in their past three games, which kicked off with a 0-2 defeat against Strasbourg. A 0-0 draw with Toulouse followed, before Montpellier ran out 0-3 winners. Nantes are winless in their last six away games in the Ligue 1, in which they drew two and lost four. They conceded 12 goals while scoring five themselves.

They went into the season as candidates for the drop, and unfortunately for Nantes, they have lived up to expectations. As the season draws to a close, they are still in with a chance of escaping relegation, though.

The way Lille are performing right, a home win looks the most likely outcome, when Nantes swing by. The visitors don't seem to possess enough stability currently to prevent the home side from a win.

Lille took 40 points from their last 18 encounters with teams from the bottom half of the Ligue 1 table. This amounts to 12 wins after scoring 35 times and conceding 12. Nantes claimed zero wins and three points in their last 11 games against teams from the top six. They scored eight times in these matches, but also conceded 25 goals. Lille enjoy a record of 18 wins, nine draws and nine defeats in the Ligue 1 this season. Nantes enjoy a record of six wins, 15 draws and 15 defeats in the Ligue 1.

Lille vs Nantes Stats

  • Lille have not lost the last 19 home matches in a row
  • Lille have scored in 25 of the last 26 home matches
  • Lille have won 9 of the last 11 home matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Lille have won 9 of the last 11 home matches
  • In the last 6 Lille home matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Nantes have not won 16 of the last 18 matches
  • Nantes have conceded in 16 of the last 18 matches
  • Nantes have lost 3 of the last 4 matches without scoring a goal
  • Nantes have not won the last 7 away matches in a row
  • In 6 of the last 8 away matches Nantes played, both teams scored

Lille vs Nantes Squads

Lille Squad

The 50-year-old Lille manager, Paulo Fonseca, will select the lineup against Nantes from these players (the statistics in the brackets refer to scored goals and games played in the Ligue 1 this season):

Adam Jakubech (0/0), Benoit Costil (0/19), Lucas Chevalier (0/30), Tom Negrel (0/0), Alexsandro Ribeiro (3/19), Bafode Diakite (2/31), Ismaily (2/23), Jose Fonte (1/29), Leny Yoro (0/12), Tiago Djalo (2/25), Andre Gomes (3/26), Benjamin Andre (1/32), Carlos Baleba (0/17), Jonas Martin (0/11), Jonathan Bamba (6/32), Adam Ounas (1/19), Alan Virginius (1/15), Angel Gomes (2/35), Edon Zhegrova (3/21), Gabriel Gudmundsson (0/16), Jonathan David (22/35), Mohamed Bayo (4/25), Remy Cabella (7/30), Timothy Weah (0/27).

Nantes Squad

Here is the full team squad of Nantes. The 43 year-old Pierre Aristouy will select his starting lineup from the following players:

Alban Lafont (0/35), Denis Petric (0/0), Remy Descamps (0/1), Andrei Girotto (1/34), Charles Traore (0/10), Jaouen Hadjam (0/12), Jean-Charles Castelletto (0/30), Joao Victor (0/11), Lorik Cana (0/0), Michel Diaz (0/0), Nathan Zeze (0/1), Nicolas Pallois (1/26), Robin Voisine (0/0), Sebastien Corchia (0/22), Florent Mollet (1/17), Lohann Doucet (0/9), Ludovic Blas (7/35), Moussa Sissoko (2/28), Pedro Chirivella (0/24), Quentin Merlin (0/22), Samuel Moutoussamy (0/33), Samuel Yepie (0/0), Andy Delort (6/26), Evann Guessand (3/30), Fabien Centonze (0/23), Gor Manvelyan (0/0), Ignatius Ganago (4/30), Marcus Regis Coco (1/23), Moses Simon (5/32), Mostafa Mohamed (8/35).

Lille vs Nantes Team News

Lille might be looking at three missing players for their upcoming assignment against Nantes.

Jose Fonte, Jonathan Bamba and Gabriel Gudmundsson are missing from the squad, Lille will field against Nanteson Saturday.

Nantes face a list of three absentees from the squad ahead of their next match on Saturday against Lille.

Andy Delort, Pedro Chirivella and Denis Petric all face a spell on the sidelines for Nantes due to various injuries.

Lille vs Nantes Lineups

Lille vs Nantes H2H

Lille and Nantes settled for a point in a 1-1 draw, when last faced with each other. The best betting odds on a another draw at full-time with the bookies are at 15/4. Lille will be hoping to add another win to their fine tally against Nantes. They are enjoying a good 7-3-0 advantage against their forthcoming visitors. The bookies best betting odds on a home win are at 4/9.

Lille vs Nantes Results

Both teams found the back of the net six times in the past ten matches between home side Lille and Nantes. Best priced odds on BTTS with the bookies are at 19/20.

Lille vs Nantes Betting Tips

Jonathan David enjoys a great season with 22 league goals to his name, and he will be a handful for even the best of defences.

Lille sailed through their 10 most recent outings at home with eight wins, while they drew two. Nantes won one of their previous 10 outings away from home across all tournaments, whilst they drew five and lost four. Lille won three of their last 10 games on home soil without allowing a goal.

Less than 2.5 goals came out four times in the past ten encounters between these two while both teams not to score was a winning bet four times. Lille managed an average of 1.7 goals, with Nantes averaging 0.8 goals. Lille saw over 2.5 goals in five of their last ten matches across all tournaments, as they scored an average of 1.6 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in six of the last ten outings for Nantes, who managed to score 0.7 times in those matches.