Lille vs Ajax
UEFA Europa League
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Les Dogues have been a surprise performer in the French top flight this season. They are placed at the top of the table, even above defending champions PSG, and have lost just two times this whole league campaign.
Neutral fans are wildly rooting for them in 2020-21, as PSG had turned the French top flight to a one-horse race lately.
Meanwhile, the Lancers are continuing their supremely impressive run in the Dutch top flight.
They have transformed themselves into a juggernaut ever since the arrival of manager Erik ten Hag, and particularly their free-flowing offense has been hard to handle for oppositions.
Note that they have scored an unbelievable 68 goals so far from their 21 league fixtures till now.
They also do have a perfect winning record against this rival in h2h meetings, and have scored in plenty in the process as well.
By the looks of things, the Dutch contingent should have the upper hand this Thursday. And Ajax should manage to win at least one of the halves.
However, Christophe Galtier’s men are from one of the top leagues in Europe, and they are also at home.
For the reasons, Lille could be counted on to score at least once this Thursday.
Lille vs Ajax: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Lancers have a 100% winning record against this rival.
- They have scored two or more goals in 100% of meetings.
- Galtier’s men are yet to record a win against any Dutch rival.
- Hag’s men were unbeaten in 20 of their past 28 overall games against other French foes.
Lille vs Ajax Prediction
The Lancers have a 100% winning record against this opponent in h2h meetings, and have scored two or more goals in all these games. They are also on a spectacular run of performances this season, and have been scoring goals for fun.
On the other hand, Les Dogues are yet to secure a single win over any Dutch opponent as well.
Likely, expect Ajax to have the edge this Thursday.
However, do take into account the fact that Galtier’s men are at home, and they are also the toppers of one of the top-five leagues in Europe.
In addition, they are on an eight-match unbeaten run, and had won seven of these fixtures. Moreover, they also have lost just once at this venue since February of 2021.
As such, expect expect Lille to find the back of the net at least once this match-day.