Starting on August 12, 2022, at 19:00 UTC, FC Nantes and Lille OSC will square off at the Stade de la Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, France. The game is a Ligue 1 contest.
FC Nantes is now ranked 12th, while Lille OSC is in third place.
With an opponent they haven’t lost to in 14 straight encounters since 2015, Lille will be confident of retaining their unblemished start to the season. We anticipate an exciting game, with the visitors performing just well enough to earn all three points.
Prediction: Nantes 1-2 LOSC Lille
FC Nantes Vs LOSC Lille Betting Tips
When Lille travels to Nantes for a Friday night French Ligue 1 game, they will be aiming to keep up their strong start to the year.
After playing Angers to a scoreless draw in their season opener, Nantes enters their match on Friday. They had more possession, but they wasted their chances to strike, and the attacking tandem of Evan Guessand and Ludovic Blas appeared to be slightly out of sorts.
Nantes, who won the Coupe de France last year, seems to be having trouble getting into a groove this year. Prior to last week’s major match, Antoine Koumbouare’s team was destroyed 4-0 by PSG in the Trophee des Champions.
The issue for Nantes appears to be a dearth of offensive firepower, as players like Moses Simon, Blas, and Guessand, all of whom made an impression last season, are having trouble getting going this time around. They have now gone three games without scoring, a streak that dates back to the preseason.
With a 4-1 victory against Auxerre in their season-opening match, Lille proved they mean business this year. While Benjamin Andre and Akim Zedadka both scored, Jonathan David once again stole the show with a brace.
The Lille team’s triumph on the first weekend was notable for how composed they appeared in the face of all the alterations this summer.
Zeki Celic, Burak Yilmaz, Sven Botman, and Renato Sanchez, who have all departed the team, don’t seem to be missed by them.
Even though the season has only just begun, Lille already seems like the squad that will challenge defending champions PSG this year.
FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille
Date and Time: 12 Aug 2022, 19:00 UTC
Venue: Stade de la Beaujoire, Nantes, France
FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille Betting Odds
FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille Full-Time Score
FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille Both Teams To Score
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FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille Total Goals 2.5 (Over/Under)
Nantes struggled in their opening match at Stade Raymond Kopa, failing to generate much at all after finishing the previous season with 55 points, their highest total in the top flight since 2003/04 (60), extending their losing skid in opening league games to six games.
Their defense has been put under a lot of pressure this month, allowing eight shots on goal in a 4-0 loss to Paris Saint-Germain at the Trophee des Champions and another six against Angers.
The team’s manager, Antoine Kombouare, lauded his goalie for helping them keep a clean sheet the previous weekend, but he was less than thrilled with his players’ lack of organization, and they were frequently stationed too far apart on the field, allowing opponents several opportunities.
La Maison Jaune won 11 of their 15 domestic matches last season at home, giving up one goal or less in eight of those victories.
Because of the departure of leading scorer Randal Kolo Muani, their offense is sorely deficient, and they struggled in their preseason friendly, scoring only one goal in two of their three home games last month.
They have demonstrated that they are a difficult squad to contend with after drawing first blood in 2022, winning all nine of their games in all competitions while keeping a shutout in seven.
Lille continued their six-game undefeated record in Ligue 1 opening games and scored four goals for the first time since the 1978-79 season, as they overcame Nancy 4-3.
They scored twice in the first three minutes of the game, becoming the first team to do it since Les Canaris in 1993. Their ball movement was exceptional, with a pass accuracy of 91%.
We observed a successful system under a 4-2-3-1 strategy that allowed this team to flourish, which was not frequently the case during the previous season as their dynamic attackers lacked service in the conventional 4-4-2 formation used by Jocelyn Gourvennec, frequently appearing stale and simple to defend.
We can anticipate a Lille team with considerably more deliberate and meticulous build-up play than we witnessed last season, when they came 10th after winning the championship in 2020-21, with the former Roma manager now in charge.
They struggled to keep the ball out of their net, conceding in all but three of their road games last season, but one of those shutouts was at Stade de la Beaujoire defeated Les Canaris 1-0 in March. Despite gaining at least a point in 12 of their domestic away games.
Although it is still early, Les Dogues this season appear younger and more aggressive while also including their fullbacks in the game, which has given their assault a new dimension.
FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille Team News
- FC Nantes
Charles Traore is currently absent owing to an injury. It doesn’t get much better in the selection, as Nantes manager Antoine Kombouaré only has one fitness concern to worry about because his team is nearly at full strength. Charles Traoré will not compete due to a cruciate ligament rupture.
According to experts, Les Canaris can choose to start the match with a 3-2-3-2 formation, consisting of Alban Lafont, J. Castelletto, Andrei Girotto, Nicolas Pallois, Marcus Regis Coco, Quentin Merlin, Pedro Chirivella, Samuel Moutoussamy, Moussa Sissoko, Evann Guessand, and Moses Simon.
Lafont; Pallois; Girotto; Appiah; Sissoko; Chirivella; Coco; Merlin; Blas; Simon; and Guess are the predicted starting lineups for Nantes.
- LOSC Lille
The entire team is healthy and ready to play, thus Lille manager Paulo Fonseca has no concerns about his team’s conditioning going into this game.
We have a hunch that LOSC will send out Leo Jardim, Akim Zedadka, Jose Fonte, Alexsandro Ribeiro, Ismaily, Benjamin Andre, Angel Gomes, Mohamed Bayo, Remy Cabella, Jonathan Bamba, and Jonathan David in order to implement a 4-2-3-1 formation.
For Lille, the following starting lineups are anticipated: Jardim; Djalo; Alexsandro; Fonte; Zedadka; Gomes; Andre; Cabella; Bamba; Bayo; David.
FC Nantes vs LOSC Lille Head-to-Head Stats
In the nine encounters between these two teams, Lille has won 7 times, and Nantes did not have any wins according to their head-to-head record. There have been two draws in the meetings between Nantes and Lille.
Last Five Games For FC Nantes
On 7th August 2022, the match between Angers and Nantes ended in a draw.
On 31 July 2022, in a clash between Nantes and PSG, Nantes lost the match 0-4 against PSG.
On 27 July 2022, in a clash between Nantes and Rennes, Rennes won the match 1-0 against Nantes.
On 23 July 2022, in a clash between Nantes and Lorient, Nantes won the match 2-0 against Lorient.
On 16 July 2022, in a clash between Nantes and Caen, Nantes won the match 2-0 against Caen.
Last Five Games For LOSC Lille
On 7th August 2022, in a clash between Lille and Auxerre, Lille won the match 4-1 against Auxerre.
On 29 July 2022, in a clash between Lille and Cadiz, Lille won the match 1-0 against Cadiz.
On 24 July 2022, in a clash between Espanyol and Lille, Lille lost the match 0-2 against Espanyol.
On 23 July 2022, the match between Lille and UD Las Palmas ended in a draw.
On 22 May 2022, the match between Rennes and Lille ended in a draw.
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