Strasbourg vs Lille
French Ligue 1
Date: Saturday 25th September 2021
Kick off at 18:00 UK/ 19:00 CET
Venue: Stade de la Meinau.
Not many pundits would have believed that coming into this game Strasbourg would be in front of Lille but this is the reality.
The home side have won 3 games from seven this season and that includes finding form where they have 2 wins in a row as they have beaten Metz and Lens respectively.
It’s also been 3 games since Strasbourg suffered defeat at home and that came against Angers as the club lost 2-0 at the beginning of the season.
Lille have had a really poor start to the season considering they are the league champions. They are currently in 14th position and have lost 3 games already. There is some good news though and that is the club won their last game beating Reims 2-1 in midweek.
On the road Lille have had all their problems and so far have no wins and have won 2 points from a possible 12. It is a problem for them as they are already 13 points behind league leaders PSG.
Strasbourg vs Lille: Head to Head
- Last season Lille won this game easy winning 3-0 in the end.
- It’s been 8 games in the league since Strasbourg beat Lille.
- 5 from the last 6 meetings has seen the half time correct score of 1-0 with Lille claiming 3 of these and Strasbourg two.
Strasbourg vs Lille: Prediction
Normally this is a fixture where we would believe that Lille would be too good for Strasbourg and back them. But this has been a poor start from Lille and they have performed not well on the road.
Also we should consider that Lille will have one eye on their Champions League match next week, Strasbourg do not have such distractions and will be hoping that their home crowd can cheer them on.
Backing the double chance on the home side and so covering the draw seems like a decent choice to take for this game. We also like the look of Habib Diallo up front for the home side, he’s a quality striker on his day and he is worth backing to score anytime.